Recalls issued to protect against unsafe motor vehicles

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Many Tennessee readers will remember last year’s large-scale recall of more than 1.5 million vehicles manufactured by Chrysler Group LLC. Those vehicles — Jeep Liberty and Jeep Cherokee SUVs — were recalled due to the risk of catching fire if struck by another vehicle from the rear. The recall was issued in an effort to protect owners from injury or death that can result from the operation of unsafe motor vehicles. Owners of affected vehicles were urged to bring their SUVs in to have a trailer hitch installed. This alteration was believed to offer a higher degree of protection to the…

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Unsafe motor vehicles continue to plague roads after recalls

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Recently, a man came forward to discuss his experience driving a recalled Ram 1500 pickup that was never repaired. The man purchased his pickup from a used car dealership that never followed through to have the vehicle fixed after the manufacturer recalled the car. Unknowingly, the man had bought one of many unsafe motor vehicles that can be found on America’s roads, and he did not find out about the potentially fatal defect until his back axle locked while traveling 70 mph on the highway. Mercifully, this man was able to escape injury and death. However, the problem he suffered…

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Dangerous drugs warning: FDA recalls homeopathic medication

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Tennessee residents who are taking homeopathic drugs or pharmaceutical drugs must stay up to date on any breaking news associated with the medication. The Federal Drug Administration is constantly reviewing drugs and medication that are being sold to consumers. If a recall — whether mandatory or voluntary — is issued on newly identifieddangerous drugs, consumers should refrain from buying and/or ingesting those drugs immediately in order to avoid injury. Terra-Medica recently issued a recall on a potentially dangerous drug that it manufactured. The homeopathic drug could cause certain patients to suffer severe and even fatal allergic reactions. Those at risk…

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Dangerous drugs: Is there a new kid on the block?

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According to some doctors, Zohydro is a new medication that will help patients suffering from chronic pain. They say that amputees, burn victims and car accident victims will be able to use the pain pill to help them get through the day. Nevertheless, opponents cite the highly addictive nature of the drug, saying that it is the most potent pain medication being sold by pharmacists. Some doctors are saying that Zohydro should be classified among other dangerous drugs and that the FDA should not have approved its release. Zogenix, the manufacturer of the drug, says that the FDA determined that…

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Manufacturer announces recall of defective medical products

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A medical products recall was recently initiated by Philips Healthcare regarding a health care device that some Tennessee residents may be using. The global recall involves approximately 600 ventilators, which have been identified as defective medical products. According to the manufacturer, the recall was initiated due to a potential problem with the power board on the Philips Respironics Trilogy Ventilators. The problem could cause the ventilators, which supply mechanical breaths to incapacitated patients, to suddenly stop functioning. Further, the problem with the device could also inhibit the functionality of the alarm, which is intended to warn healthcare providers of ventilation…

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Tennessee defective products: Certain 2013 Dodge Darts recalled

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Chrysler Group recently announced the recall of a certain number of Dodge Dart vehicles. The defective products recall stems from defects with side airbags that might not deploy in an accident. The automaker will be recalling a total of 374 Dart model cars manufactured in the year 2013. The Dart model affected is equipped with a specialized trim package referred to as Mopar 13. The manufacturer, which is controlled by the company Fiat SpA, says that the seat-mounted airbags might not have been installed properly. Tennessee Dart drivers can contact their local Chrysler dealership to inquire if they have been…

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Recent recall of dangerous drugs includes 98 different medicines

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When Tennessee residents are prescribed medication by their physicians, they expect to receive safe drugs that will help them overcome their health problems. However, the medications we take are not always safe sometimes they are dangerous drugs. Dangerous rugs have caused death and serious injury to Tennessee residents; therefore, it is important that doctor stay up to date with any drug recalls so they do not inadvertently prescribe one of these medications to their patients. Recently, 98 different unexpired medications were recalled after a hospital discovered contaminations inside the drugs coming from a specific compounding pharmacy. The hospital found a…

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Potentially defective medical products causing women extreme pain

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Numerous women across the nation have spoken out against the permanent contraception apparatus, which they blame for causing extreme pelvic pain. The women claim that the contraceptive device, Essure, is one of many defective medical products, which are harming unsuspecting consumers, including Tennessee residents. One victim of this product says that injuries caused by the device resulted in her needing full hysterectomy. The woman who required the hysterectomy said she spent the majority of her time doubled over with unbearable abdominal pain. Doctors spent 10 months deliberating over what could be the root of her suffering. The woman reported dizziness…

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Female dieter claims dangerous drugs caused her stroke

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American consumers go to almost any length to lose weight and have a fit and trim physique. Some dieters even choose to take pharmaceutical medications to achieve their weight loss goals. Many different companies produce so called diet pills, claiming that they are safe and effective. However, consumers in Tennessee and other states should be warned that diet pills are not always what they appear. Sometimes they are nothing more than dangerous drugs in disguise. Recently, a woman brought forward a lawsuit against a supplement store regarding two different diet pills she took, which she says caused her to suffer…

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