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What Is Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system—anything that takes your attention...
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Liquid-filled Intragastric Balloon Systems: Potential Risks

ISSUE: FDA is issuing an update to alert health care providers of five reports of unanticipated deaths that occurred from 2016 to present in patients with liquid-filled intragastric balloon systems used to treat obesity. Four reports involve the Orbera Intragastric...
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FDA updates on 2017 Burkholderia cepacia contamination

Drug Safety and Availability > FDA updates on 2017 Burkholderia cepacia contamination Update [8/10/2017] FDA announces Leader Brand, Major Pharmaceuticals, and Rugby Laboratories recall of all liquid products manufactured by PharmaTech due to B. cepacia...
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Paralysis after misdiagnosis leads to $2.25M settlement

By: David Donovan August 3, 2017 North Carolina Lawyers Weekly A 28-year-old Marine veteran who suffered paralysis from the waist down after emergency room doctors failed to diagnose an infection that was compressing the nerves along his spine has reached a $2.25...
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Ensuring Safe Dental Care

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has created new tools and resources to help dental staff better follow infection prevention recommendations in the dental setting. While rare, transmission of infection continues to occur in the dental setting. When an infection...
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Novopen Echo Insulin Delivery Device by Novo Nordisk: Recall – May Crack or Break If Exposed To Certain Chemicals

ISSUE: Novo Nordisk is initiating a recall of insulin cartridge holders used in a small number of NovoPen Echo batches because they may crack or break if exposed to certain chemicals, like certain cleaning agents. Using a device with a cracked/broken cartridge holder...
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