Alere INRatio® Test Strips, Monitor System Recalled

If you have been taking a blood-thinning drug (such as warfarin/Coumadin) or have been receiving heparin injections, you should be aware of an urgent recall of INRatio® PT/INR test strips and monitors. These products are used to test a patient’s INR (international normalized ratio) when taking warfarin and other anticoagulation medications. The goal with warfarin therapy is to maintain a balance between preventing clots and causing excessive bleeding. This balance requires careful monitoring, typically by PT/INR.

FDA Requires New Labeling Change for Testosterone Drugs Regarding Increased Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

On March 3, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Safety Announcement cautioning that testosterone products are approved only for men who have low testosterone levels caused by certain medical conditions, rather tha...

Thousands of Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits in Settlement Talks

Medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard Inc. is in talks to settle thousands of lawsuits filed by women over its pelvic mesh products.