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How to Reduce Children’s Medication Errors

Every year, between five and 27 percent of all medications ordered for children results in medication errors. Many children either do not take their prescribed medications or receive an incorrect dose. The process of prescribing medications to filling prescriptions to administering the medications often has many inconstancies and gaps that put children in danger. A […]

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FDA Rejects Citizen Petition to Ban Transvaginal Mesh

Regulators at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have rejected a petition to ban United States sales of nonabsorbable surgical mesh products for transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The petition was filed in 2011 by the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen. The FDA issued a letter to Dr. Michael Carome, then deputy director […]

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FDA to Decide If Testosterone Meds Boost Heart Attack Risks

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to hold a special advisory committee meeting to discuss the potential cardiovascular risks posed by testosterone products. This meeting, to be held on September 17, 2014, will be spent examining two recently released trials that indicate that testosterone products may increase the risk of heart attacks in […]

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Studies Show that Drinking Energy Drinks and Alcohol Creates Desire for More Alcohol

A recent study in Australia found that when people drink alcohol mixed with energy drinks, they have a stronger desire to keep drinking compared to people who drink alcohol with soda water. This study, published in the Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research Journal, was conducted on 75 participants between the ages 18 and 30. Each […]

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GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Improperly Child-Proofed Products

GlaxoSmithKline has voluntarily recalled four lots of Panadol Advance 100-count bottles in Puerto Rico. The recall for the pain relief medication was issued due to a lack of appropriate child-resistant packaging to protect against access by young children. Panadol Advance contains acetaminophen, which is required to be noted clearly on the label and given special […]

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Company Recalls Chicken Entrees

B. Roberts Foods, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based prepared foods company, has recalled over 200 pounds of individual, grilled chicken, pre-pared entrees due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The entrees contain milk, which is not declared on the product label and may be a concern for people, including those who are lactose intolerant. The exact […]

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Kia Issues Recall to Fix Steering Problems

Kia has issued a recall for almost 52,000 Soul hatchback cars due to problems with the steering system. All of the affected models are 2014 Souls. The 51,641 recalled vehicles were produced between July 21, 2013 and January 17, 2014.The problem with the affected steering systems in Soul vehicles is related to a faulty pinion […]

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2014 Breaks Auto Recall Records Halfway through the Year

By the beginning of July of 2014, the country has already broken records to have more automobile recalls than any other year in history. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) lists 37.5 million cars recalled so far this year in the most recent preliminary data available on the agency’s website. This tops the previous […]

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BMW Issues 1.6 Million Car Recall of 3-Series Cars

BMW has issued an even wider recall of its most popular cars in the 3-Series. The German automaker plans to recall 1.6 million 3-Series cars that are from model years 2000 to 2006 around the globe, including 574,000 in the United States. BMW has stated that this is only a precaution in response to problems […]

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Documents Prove the GM Did Not Speak Up Over Fatal Crashes

Federal regulators have recently expressed interest in the car crash that killed Gene Erickson, asking why the man’s Saturn Ion veered off the road into a tree along a rural road in Texas. The air bags did not deploy, and when questioned about the vehicle, General Motors did not have an answer. An internal evaluation […]

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