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Drug Safety Issues

Finger of suspicion points to Ocrevus, but Tysabri may be the real culprit
Data show medications nearly doubled the chances of leg and foot amputations
CDC recommends retesting for certain children, pregnant women, and nursing mothers
Some health care centers find ways to “game” the system
Treatments should be monitored throughout their life cycles, authors advise
Preventable errors kill more than a thousand patients every day in the U.S.
Lithium batteries drain prematurely
Pacemakers and insulin pumps may be vulnerable
Devices may not power up, charge, or deliver shock therapy
Procedure should be avoided in small heart vessels
Analysts find HIT-related mistakes at every step of medication-use process
Irritable bowel drug should be avoided in patients without a gallbladder