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Drug Alert: FDA Now Requires Strongest Possible Warnings for Potentially Deadly Immediate-Release Opioid Painkillers

Posted on - Monday, May 9, 2016

Prescription opioid painkiller abuse has skyrocketed here in Georgia and across the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, overdose deaths involving prescription drugs have quadrupled since 1999, prescription drugs actually kill more people than car accidents...

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The Little Blue Pill May Have Big Risks: Viagra Linked to Increased Chance of Melanoma

Posted on - Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Viagra may be helpful in the bedroom, but it can potentially be harmful to men who spend significant time in the great outdoors. A study has found a link between the little blue bill and an increase risk of melanoma...

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Poorly Moored Bounce Houses Pose Big Risks for Kids

Posted on - Friday, April 29, 2016

Summer is just around the corner. As the weather warms up, street festivals, block parties, and other outdoor events will attract families across Georgia. For kids, one of the highlights of such events is the inflatable “bounce house.” While most...

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Does a Drug/Device Need to be Part of a Recall Before You Can Seek Damages?

Posted on - Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Many people are under the assumption that if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug or medical device for use, it must be safe. Many also believe that if the FDA, pharmaceutical company, or device manufacturer...

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FDA Proposes Powdered Glove Ban

Posted on - Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Food & Drug Administration issued a proposed rule change today seeking to ban powdered gloves from use in America’s healthcare system.According to the FDA, the use of powder as a lubricant for gloves presents an unreasonable and substantial risk of...

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FDA Issues a Wake-Up Call About Powdered Caffeine Products

Posted on - Monday, March 21, 2016

Getting your daily jolt of caffeine from your cup (or five cups) of coffee is one thing. Getting it from pure powdered caffeine can be deadly. Late in 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warnings to five distributors of...

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FDA Issues New Warning About Essure Birth Control Implants

Posted on - Wednesday, March 16, 2016

After receiving thousands of complaints from women about bleeding, chronic pain, and other adverse health issues, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently required its strongest possible health warning for the Essure contraceptive implant. What is Essure? Manufactured by...

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“LASA” Problems: Dangerous Prescription Misfills Caused by Confusingly Similar Drugs

Posted on - Wednesday, March 9, 2016

When it comes to powerful prescription drugs, the difference between a couple of letters in a medication’s name can mean the difference between getting better and getting worse. Confusion between drugs with similar sounding or looking names is a major...

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GM Recalls – The Facts Released Today

Posted on - Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Lots of interesting tidbits to be taken from today’s GM recalls announcement.  Amazingly, General Motors knew of the faulty ignition switches for well over a decade; however, it began no recall on the affected vehicles until earlier this year!  Sure,...

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