Tag Archives: PATIENTS

Patients given unsafe medical implants

Medical devices that are unsafe and have not been adequately tested are ending up inside patients’ bodies, an investigation has revealed. The devices include heart pacemakers, rods to correct spines, and artificial knees and hips. The investigation found implants that had failed in baboons, or were tested only on pigs and dead bodies, were coming… Read More »

Camp Fire in Northern California destroys Adventist Health Feather River Hospital, patients evacuated

NASA Earth Observatory image of Camp fire by Joshua Stevens A trio of wildfires has devoured tens of thousands of acres and numerous structures in Northern California, killing five people and destroying Adventist Health Feather River Hospital in the town of Paradise. Both the hospital and the town have been leveled by the Camp Fire,… Read More »

FDA approves Pfizer's treatment for certain lung cancer patients

FILE PHOTO: A man walks past Pfizer’s world headquarters in New York April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its lung-cancer treatment for patients with a specific gene mutation who had been previously treated for an aggressive form of the disease.… Read More »