Last week was a busy week for recalls at the FDA, with 13 total recalls on consumer foods and medical products. These ranged from simple food-based allergies to full-blown bacterial contamination and metal fragments in foods.
Here is more information on these recalls and what you should know as a consumer.
A new class of diabetes drugs known as SGLT2 inhibitors has seen tremendous growth over the past few years. However, a leading consumer safety organization recently issued a troubling report uncovering a multitude of side effect concerns.
SGLT2 inhibitors are prescribed to patients with type 2 diabetes. They essentially make the kidneys excrete blood sugar and sodium instead of absorbing them.
The joint-effort oral anticoagulant Xarelto from Bayer and Johnson & Johnson has seen stellar growth this past year in both sales and approved uses. With nearly 7 million prescriptions now written each year, it dwarfs nearest competitors Eliquis and Pradaxa.
However, Xarelto has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. Last fall, a report indicated a major safety study of the drug was tainted due to a malfunctioning test device. Then, reports surfaced that the manufacturers were complicit in keeping the missing data from a major medical journal.
Millions of patients use prescription drugs or medical devices every day, trusting that these products are safe and have been properly tested. Sadly, this is not always the case. Thousands of families are affected by drug injury or death each year.
Many consumers don’t know that pharmaceutical companies and the FDA do not disclose all drug side effects or independent research of the safety of these products. They also may not know that millions of dollars are awarded each year to help those injured.
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Thousands of prescription drugs have been linked to side effects, but some of these are so severe they lead to recalls or restricted use. Learn if your medicine is included.
In recent years the FDA and manufacturers have recalled several popular medical implants or surgical devices due to a heightened risk of injury or death.
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