FDA Recommends IVC Filter Removal When Embolism Protection No Longer Needed

On August 9, 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued a safety communication about the risks of adverse events concerning retrievable IVC filters. In the communication, FDA recommended physicians consider removing the IVC filter “as soon as protection from [pulmonary embolism] is no longer needed.” The FDA further recommended ongoing followup and referral for IVC … Read more

Talc, Baby Powder And Cancer Risk

Women who used Baby Powder or similar talcum products have filed lawsuits, alleging baby powder caused their ovarian cancer. In 1971, a scientific study found talc particles in tumor tissue, and noted the “close association” between talc and the “asbestos group” of minerals: An extraction-replication technique was used to examine tissue from patients with ovarian … Read more