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Six Deaths Blamed on Faulty Defibrillator

Feb. 5, 2019 — The maker of a portable defibrillator is warning customers that the device may lock up and freeze when used, a problem responsible for at least six deaths, the FDA says. The Stryker company sells the LIFEPAK 15 Monitor/Defibrillators and reports that the it has received 58 complaints of devices freezing after… Read More »

Study Links Drug Maker Gifts for Doctors to More Overdose Deaths

WASHINGTON — A new study offers some of the strongest evidence yet of the connection between the marketing of opioids to doctors and the nation’s addiction epidemic. It found that counties where opioid manufacturers offered a large number of gifts and payments to doctors had more overdose deaths involving the drugs than counties where direct-to-physician… Read More »