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April 26, 2022

Class I Recall of Medtronic Pulmonary Valve System Catheter Class I Recall of Medtronic Pulmonary Valve System Catheter

Medtronic has recalled the Harmony delivery catheter, part of the Harmony Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV) System, because the bond holding the capsule at the end of […]
March 23, 2022

Orphenadrine Recalled Due to Possible Nitrosamine Impurity Orphenadrine Recalled Due to Possible Nitrosamine Impurity

Recent tests of 13 lots of the skeletal muscle relaxant Orphenadrine Citrate 100 mg Extended Release (ER) found unacceptably high levels of a nitrosamine impurity in […]
December 23, 2021

FDA Spotlights Woes With Getinge’s Recalled IAB Pumps FDA Spotlights Woes With Getinge’s Recalled IAB Pumps

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is updating healthcare providers on device failures associated with Getinge’s Maquet/Datascope intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABPs), including the Cardiosave Hybrid […]
October 14, 2021

Gut-Brain Axis Targeted by New Autism Treatment Gut-Brain Axis Targeted by New Autism Treatment

A treatment by Axial Therapeutics now entering a phase 2 trial indirectly affects brain cells by working on metabolites in the gut. What to know: Biotech […]
August 5, 2021

Senate Shelves Drug Pricing Rule to Fund Infrastructure Senate Shelves Drug Pricing Rule to Fund Infrastructure

The Senate’s release of its bipartisan infrastructure plan signals that lawmakers are poised to throw former President Donald Trump’s belated bid to lower Medicare drug prices […]
July 8, 2021

Purdue Pharma Exit Plan Gains Steam With OK From More States Purdue Pharma Exit Plan Gains Steam With OK From More States

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s plan to reorganize into a new entity that helps combat the U.S. opioid epidemic got a big boost as 15 states that […]
May 5, 2021

COVID Shot in the Arm Not Enough to Keep Pharmacies in Business COVID Shot in the Arm Not Enough to Keep Pharmacies in Business

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Joe Moose, co-owner of Moose Pharmacies in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area, […]
March 23, 2021

Democrats Eye Medicare Negotiations to Lower Drug Prices Democrats Eye Medicare Negotiations to Lower Drug Prices

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of a health and retirement subcommittee, was set to hold one of this Congress’ first hearings on drug prices. Democrats, newly […]
February 15, 2021

State Lawmakers Propose Tough New Bills to Curb Drug Prices State Lawmakers Propose Tough New Bills to Curb Drug Prices

Fed up with a lack of federal action to lower prescription drug costs, state legislators around the country are pushing bills to penalize drugmakers for unjustified […]
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