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Stryker hip implants shown to injure California patients

Stryker Orthopaedics recently announced a recall of its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular stem hip implants. This is the most recent recall impacting a class of all-metal hip implants that have been proven to be harmful to patients. Traditional hip implants use both metal and plastic components. Hip implants using only metal parts were introduced… read more

Study: Infuse bone graft linked to cancer, sterility

Two studies published in the Annals of Internal Medicine indicate that Medtronic significantly overstated the safety of its Infuse bone graft product. An independent study conducted at Yale revealed that Infuse bone grafts do not work better than other grafts but expose patients to an increased risk of cancer, male sterility, and infections. “I remain… read more

GMC expands recall of midsize SUVs that pose fire risk

General Motors has expanded its recall of midsize SUVs containing an auto defect that poses a fire risk to consumers. The company announced that 230,000 midsize SUVs sold in North America had defective door modules which can catch fire. At least 58 car fires have been reported so far and the company says that the… read more

NHTSA Warns Chrysler of Need to Recall Jeeps Due to Fire Risk

After a lengthy investigation stemming from a 2009 Center for Auto Safety petition, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ratcheted to a rare level of enforcement. According to a letter the agency sent to Chrysler June 3., 2013, the NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) reached the “tentative” conclusion that the 1993 – 2004 Jeep… read more

FDA Issues Compounding Pharmacy Warning

Officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued a warning to healthcare providers concerning drugs made by NuVision Pharmacy. The FDA questions the sterility of products manufactured by this compounding pharmacy. Sterile drugs which contain microbes can seriously sicken or kill patients. This most recent FDA announcement comes amid a renewed focus on… read more