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When Your Lifeline Fails

In April 2017, we published a blog with crucial information about EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Recalls. Recently the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accused Meridian Medical Technologies, Inc., a Pfizer medical company that produces EpiPens, of failing to investigate hundreds of complaints that the life-saving anti-allergy device (commonly known as an EpiPen) misfired during -->

FDA Warning: Painkillers May Increase Chances of Heart Attack/Stroke

The Food and Drug Administration is urging consumers to think carefully about taking painkillers, like ibuprofen, since recent studies link the drugs to an increased risk of heart disease or stroke. Eric Pahon, FDA spokesman, told NBC News “They used to say they might cause risk of heart attack or stroke. Now we are saying they do -->

Avastin Injections at VA Causing Blindness

A VA medical center in Los Angeles has reported that five patients who were treated with the drug Avastin for eye disease have been blinded. Earlier this year, four patients at the VA hospital in Nashville suffered infections from the bacterially contaminated Avastin. The Food and Drug Administration also issued an alert last Tuesday stating -->