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Heart Surgery Patient Blames Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System for Infections

August 22, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Heart Surgery Patient Blames Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System for Infections Toronto, ON:Four years ago David had triple bypass heart surgery and he has been suffering from infections ever since. “Nobody could tell us why he was getting so many infections, until we got a letter from the hospital that said this Stockert 3T heater-cooler system used during surgery is linked to a rare bacterial infection,” says Shelly, David’s wife.
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Janumet Patient Felled by Cancer of the Pancreas in 2012

August 22, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Janumet Patient Felled by Cancer of the Pancreas in 2012 Los Angeles, CA: When Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin combined) was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2007, the type 2 diabetes drug was within five years of achieving sales of $1.7 Billion. That year, when Janumet hit blockbuster status by 2012, the parent drug of Janumet – Januvia – earned $4 Billion for manufacturer Merck & Co. Januvia has been associated with Januvia side effects, and has resulted in Januvia cancer lawsuits.
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The Human Body is Designed to Move, Whereas the IVC Filter is Not: A Disconnect?

August 21, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
The Human Body is Designed to Move, Whereas the IVC Filter is Not: A Disconnect? Washington, DC: The idea behind the IVC filter may have been meritorious: for those patients at high risk for blood clot or pulmonary embolism, for whom blood thinners are either not appropriate or ineffective, a so-called ‘catcher’s mitt’ strategically placed within the inferior vena cava artery will entrap a blood clot migrating up from the lower extremities, preventing the clot from reaching the heart or lungs.
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