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Medical device makers pressured to foot bill in wake of recalls

The dramatic increase in recent years of medical device recalls and resulting litigation has put a financial burden on the insurers, who are, in turn, forcing manufacturers to share the costs. Experts are looking at the 2010 recall of St. Jude Medical’s Riata defibrillators as the next battleground between insurers and manufacturers. The Food and Drug Administration has advised nearly …

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CAUTION: FDA Warns of Opioid Mix-Up

The FDA has issued a warning that Percocet and eight other opiod products packaged by Novartis may have been mixed up. Patients should be wary of any pills that are different in size, shape, color or markings from their standard medication. A full list of the effected medications can be viewed on the FDA website at: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm286226.htm

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