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FBI Reportedly Investigating Harm Related to Surgical Tool

The FBI is reportedly investigating whether medical device makers, doctors and hospitals broke the law by failing to report adverse events related to the use of a laparoscopic power morcellator, a tool that cuts tissue into little pieces that can be removed. The device, which is often used in gynecological surgery, can spread previously undetected…

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Police shoot unarmed man in Venice Beach

Yet again, the media is filled with reports about police shooting an unarmed man. In this case, it happened near the Venice boardwalk in Los Angeles. The victim, a homeless man identified by people who knew him as Brandon Glenn, was pronounced dead at the hospital. A security camera on a nearby building captured a…

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Takeda to Pay $2.4 Billion over Actos© Cancer Risks

Japanese drug manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceuticals has agreed to a $2.4 billion settlement to resolve lawsuits over the diabetes drug Actos©. The company did not admit wrongdoing in the settlement, and stressed that it felt the benefits of the drug outweighed the risks. Patients and their families allege that Takeda concealed the link between Actos© and…

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