St. Jude Heart Device Parts Recalled

We wrote earlier this week about the differences in FDA recall classifications. As we mentioned, Class I recalls pose the highest risk to patients. In a recent Class I recall, St. Jude Medical announced at the end of 2011 that its Riata defibrillator leads could potentially injure or kill patients. An estimated 79,000 patients remain … Continue reading

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Rider Runs from Police at 188 MPH

An Iowa motorcyclist has been found guilty of traveling at excessive speed and eluding a police officer after a chase where he reached 188 mph. In 2009, Iowa State Patrol clocked James Foldenauer and a female motorcyclist going 89 mph in a construction zone on Interstate 29. The female rider pulled over when officials asked … Continue reading

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The Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Remarkable both for its longevity and for its intensity, the annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will be celebrating its 90th run in Colorado Springs this summer. The Hill Climb is the second oldest motorcycle race in America. Also known as the “Race to the Clouds,” the race was first competed in 1916. This year … Continue reading

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Reasons for Drug Recalls

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the agency responsible for ensuring that our medications are safe. If the FDA determines that there is a problem with a certain drug, it will request that the manufacturer recall the product. There are several reasons why the FDA will demand the recall of a drug: It is … Continue reading

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