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FDA Restricts the Sale and Distribution of Essure Permanent Birth Control System

Audience: OBGYN, Patient, Risk Manager ISSUE: The FDA is aware that some women have received the Essure device without being adequately informed of Essure’s risks. In order for this device to meet reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness, all women considering Essure should receive this important information.   On April 9, 2018, the FDA restricted sales of the Essure device ...

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These Crazy ‘Zombie Snails’ Are Responsible For Thousands Of Deaths Every Year

Source:boredomtherapy.com / who.int/mediacentre/factsheets.com When you think of the world’s most dangerous animals, chances are you picture creatures like lions, snakes, and sharks. And why wouldn’t you? All three are known for being exceedingly dangerous to humans, and people do lose their lives to these animals in regular numbers every year. But, what if you found out one of the planet’s deadliest ...

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Diabetes is actually five separate diseases – Research suggests

Scientists say diabetes is five separate diseases, and treatment could be tailored to each form. Diabetes – or uncontrolled blood sugar levels – is normally split into type 1 and type 2. But researchers in Sweden and Finland think the more complicated picture they have uncovered will usher in an era of personalised medicine for diabetes. Experts said the study ...

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Labetalol Hydrochloride Injection by Hospira: Recall – Potential For Cracked Glass At Rim Surface Of Vials

Source: drugs.com Audience: Pharmacy, Risk Manager, Nursing ISSUE: Hospira is voluntarily recalling 3 lots of Labetalol Hydrochloride Injection, USP, 100 mg/20 mL Vial (NDC 0409-2267-20), and one lot of Labetalol Hydrochloride Injection, USP, Novaplus (NDC 0409-2267-25) to the hospital/institution level. Hospira, Inc. initiated this recall due to the discovery of cracks on the rim surface of vials for these lots, ...

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The Realities of Hepatitis C in 2018

This article originally appeared at this site. Click to view. by lifepolicyshopper | Dec 13, 2017 | Worry Free Life Insurance With Hepatitis C You’ve probably heard about Hepatitis C. There are regularly commercials advertising medications that treat the issue. Perhaps you have an acquaintance that has been afflicted by the virus. Or maybe you’re concerned that you’ve somehow contracted ...

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Key Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine

Flu Vaccination Why should people get vaccinated against the flu? Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently, but millions of people get the flu every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands or tens of thousands of people ...

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Flu Preventive Steps

Source:CDC Take time to get a flu vaccine. CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. While there are many different flu viruses, a flu vaccine protects against the viruses that research suggests will be most common. (See Vaccine Virus Selection for this season’s vaccine composition.) Flu vaccination can reduce ...

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Holding in a sneeze can be a literal pain in the neck

(CNN)If you are about to sneeze — even if you are in a quiet place — doctors would advise you to let it rip. A 34-year-old unnamed man in Britain learned that lesson the hard way and had to spend two weeks in the hospital due to his resulting injury. That’s according to a case report with the cringe-inducing title ...

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