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FDA Issues Warning About IVC Filter Blood Clot Device

IVC Filter Unsafe Despite Manufacturer’s Push, Associated with Several Wrongful Deaths and Injuries The IVC filter is a medical device created and manufactured by medical manufacturer CR Bard. The company received FDA approval to offer the device as a treatment to prevent blood clots in patients who were at extremely high risk, where medication … [Read more...]

Superbug Outbreak in LA Hospital Due to Hospital Error

Hospital Error Leads to Superbug Outbreak Among Almost 200 Former Patients Defective Medical instruments that remained contaminated due to hospital error has led to a “superbug” outbreak among 179 patients at a Los Angeles hospital. At least two patients have died. The patients were most likely infected with CRE, or Carbapenem-Resistant … [Read more...]

Hospital-Acquired Infections of Superbug in NC Related to UCLA

Hospital-Acquired Infection of Superbug in UCLA Found on Devices in NC The superbug CRE – carbapenem-resistent Enterobacteriaceae – has been found to be the cause of several hospital-acquired infections in North Carolina, just days after a reported outbreak of the superbug in Los Angeles. According to Kevin McCarthy, a spokesman for the Carolinas … [Read more...]

Feds Seize $18 Million from Compounding Pharmacy Responsible for Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Compounding Pharmacy Owners on House Arrest for Fungal Meningitis Outbreak, Murder Charges In mid-December, two former high-ranking officials involved in managing the controversial New England Compounding Center, the compounding pharmacy at the center of the deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak, were placed under house arrest while they await … [Read more...]

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