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September 2017 Archives

Fidget spinners: a dangerous trend?

New products are constantly cycling in and out of popularity in today's fast-paced consumer culture. One of those products is the infamous fidget spinner, a stress-relieving toy that has spun into public consciousness with a trail of positive and negative criticism alike. What are the potential drawbacks to owning such a product in Texas? Recent news coverage reports on how these toys could prove to be highly dangerous, depending on a number of factors. 

Lawsuits claim drug makers downplayed risks, side effects

When a doctor in Texas prescribes medication to treat a health condition, whether it is for diabetes, heart disease or even asthma, patients accept that it is safe to take. They may ask about the drug's side effects, but the thought that it may hurt them probably does not enter their mind.

Understanding drug recall classifications

Residents of The Woodlands rely on various forms of prescription and over-the-counter medications for relief from all manner of health concerns. Very rarely may they view such drugs as presenting the potential for harm. Yet every year, prescription drugs are recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In fact, the number of drug recalls issued annually has been increasing in recent years. According to information shared by the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, the average number of Class I, II and III drug recalls in the U.S. from 2009-2013 was 42.4, 373.6 and 99.6, respectively. Those numbers were a significant increase from the averages of 9.8, 100.2 and 62.8 seen for the same classes from 2004-2008.