Monthly Archives: March 2015

Risks of Prescription and OTC Pain Medicines During Pregnancy

Following up on its December publication of a final rule that sets standards for how information about using medicines during pregnancy and breastfeeding is presented in the labeling of prescription drugs and biological products, the FDA reviewed a number of … Continue reading

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Uncleanable ERCP Duodenoscopes: Manufacturer, Hospital, and Physician Liability?

While on the East Coast March’s first Scalpel Weekly News was timely for its article on deaths from hypothermia, on the West Coast, the FDA’s announcement about infectious duodenoscopes resonated with our daily headlines. On March 4, Cedars-Sinai announced a … Continue reading

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Patients Injected with Unsterile Training IV Solution Injured

As of February 3, 2015, the CDC was aware of more than 40 patients who had received infusions of Wallcur simulated saline solution. These products are not sterile and should not be injected in humans or animals. Some patients experienced … Continue reading

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Discovery of Hospital Incident Reports: Prepare for In Camera Review; Discovery Likely

In most medical malpractice cases related to treatment in a hospital setting, a fairly standard interrogatory posed by plaintiffs to hospitals is a request for the production of any incident reports created in relation to the plaintiffs’ treatment. Courts have … Continue reading

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