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Does It Ever Stop–Johnson and Johnson Recall of Insulin Cartridges And an FDA Warning Letter on the Cordis Stents by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 09 Mar 2011 3:08am There have been adverse events reported but luckily no deaths on the insulin cartridges.  If you have one of their insulin pumps from the Animas unit, check it out and they truly are the big post child for getting bar codes on their drugs and devices.  The recall represents about 5% of their product out there.  It was just last month tha ... Read on »
Animas Corporation 2020 Insulin Infusion Pump: Class I Recall - False Alarm or Warning Sound by FDA Posted Fri 05 Apr 2013 10:36am [Posted 04/05/2013] AUDIENCE: Risk Manager, Patient ISSUE: Animas identified a component issue affecting Animas 2020 Infusion Insulin Pumps manufactured from March 1, 2012 to November 30, 2012. The component issue may trigger the pumps to sound a false alarm or warning related to one of the following: ... Read on »
Health Headlines - January 28 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm FDA Approves Inhaled Insulin for Diabetes Exubera, the first inhaled insulin treatment for diabetes, won approval from U.S. regulatory officials on Friday. The long-awaited action by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration means millions of people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes may have the option of avoiding the needles and countles ... Read on »
J&J Recalls Insulin Cartridges by Ulysee W. Patient Expert Posted Tue 08 Mar 2011 8:57pm Another day, another recall for embattled drug maker Johnson & Johnson. Today, J&J’s Animas division has recalled 45,000 defective insulin cartridges which can leak and also deliver sub-therapeutic doses of the insulin. The company has warned consumers not to use the affected lots, but it might be a good idea to speak with your physician about ... Read on »
FDA Warns People That Several Glucose Meters Can Give Misleading Readings by Connie Bennett Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 18 Dec 2008 8:14pm The Food and Drug Administration is warning people that one of several glucose meters made by Abbott Diabetes Care can give misleading readings. And, in some instances, mistaken readings have resulted in diabetics' blood sugar levels becoming dangerously high, the FDA said in a statement issued Wednesday. The misleading readings occur whe ... Read on »
FDA, Thanks for the Warning! by Dr. Matthew M. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 4:54pm As reported in the Associated Press, the FDA just announced that it had completed its analysis of Singulair for suicide, and found absolutely no link. "Regulators said that only one in nearly 10,000 patients taking Singulair in clinical trials reported suicidal tendencies. No patients committed suicide." I blogged about this when the FDA ann ... Read on »
Class I Medical Device Recall: Animas Corporation 2020 Insulin Infusion Pump by FDA Posted Fri 05 Apr 2013 12:00am Animas has identified a component issue affecting Animas(R) 2020 Infusion Insulin Pumps manufactured from March 1, 2012 to November 30, 2012. The component issue may trigger the pumps to sound a false alarm or warning related to one of the following... Read on »
KENNEL COUGH AND YOUR DOG.... by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Mon 09 Nov 2009 10:02pm The last few weeks have been very interesting for veterinary medicine. First, we learned of two pet ferrets that had come down with swine flu, most likely contracted from their owners. Both of the ferrets died. Then, this week, a pet cat in Iowa was treated at Iowa State University veterinary hospital for swine flu. The cat has since recovered. A ... Read on »
Health Headlines - March 18 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:25pm Senate Adds $500 Mln for Global AIDS Fund The U.S. Senate on Thursday backed a $500 million increase in funding for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, almost tripling the sum asked for by President Bush. Maggots...coming to a Hospital Near You Phyllis Hulme's family and friends were aghast when she told them doct ... Read on »
FDA Warns About Stolen Insulin by Health: Hearsay & Headlines Posted Thu 27 Aug 2009 11:20pm The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reminding the public that stolen vials of the long-acting insulin Levemir made by Novo Nordisk Inc. still may be on the market. Evidence gathered to date suggests that the stolen insulin was not stored and handled properly and may be dangerous for people to use. The FDA has received multiple reports of ... Read on »