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Preventable medical errors kill 200k people a year in the US

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An article in the March edition of the Journal of Patient Safety discussed medical error related deaths in the US, citing the leading causes to be highly preventable occurences including pressure ulcers (bedsores), hospital-acquired infections, blood clots (embolism), surgical errors, and misdiagnosis. One of the article’s contributors, Dr. Kevin T. Kavanagh, commented, “Our utmost concern is that – despite having …

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Spring Cleaning Tips from the Consumer Product Safety Commission

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According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a child in the United States is hurt every 30 minutes and every two weeks, a child in the United States dies as a result of a furniture or TV tip-over incident. The seasonal change between Spring and Summer is a great time to take the necessary pro-active steps to safeguard your …

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Takata pleads guilty to concealing airbag defects that killed 11

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In October 2014, the MessaLaw Blog posted on the massive recall of Japanese made airbags that were linked to at least eleven deaths and hundreds of injuries. On February 27, 2017, nearly three years after the recall, Takata Corporation has pleaded guilty in a criminal case to one count of wire fraud and will pay $1 billion in restitution and …

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37 Patients in New Jersey Develop Infections after Receiving Pain-Relief Injections

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Health officials in the State of New Jersey have reported that 37 patients who were treated with pain relief injections Monmouth County, NJ have developed infections. Upon investigation, state officials found several infection control and injection safety breaches at Osteo Relief Institute Jersey Shore which they are blaming for 31 cases of septic arthritis, a painful infection, that occured after …

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FDA warns Pfizer Inc. of “significant violations” at a manufacturing plant


Last month, the United States Food and Drug Administration sent a letter to pharmaceutiucal company, Pfizer, Inc., warning of “significant violations” at a Hospira manufacturing plant. Pfizer acquired Hospira in a $17 billion deal in 2015. An inspection was conducted from May to June of 2015 at a McPherson, Kansas Hospira drug plant, and the inspection cited “significant violations of …

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