St. Jude’s Medical, a newly-acquired subsidiary of Abbott Pharmaceutical, was issued a class-2 recall by the FDA for their pacemaker and defibrillator devices. These particular types of pacemakers and defibrillators are placed inside a patient’s chest and administer small shocks of electricity in order to keep the patient’s heart beating properly. Those recalled will either

Pharmaceutical giant AbbVie was threatened by the FDA in December, 2017 for not properly handling complaints that its drugs had been the cause of several deaths that had not been reported to the agency. The FDA had conducted an inspection of AbbVie’s main manufacturing plant in Chicago earlier in 2017, where they learned of five

          Producers of intragastric balloons, which are used in non-invasive weight loss procedures, are coming under investigation for a total of twelve deaths attributed to their use.

These balloons are placed in one’s stomach through an endoscopic procedure via the patient’s mouth. They are then filled with saline to take up space in the patient’s stomach,

San Diego-based Acadia Pharmaceuticals released their first and only drug, Nuplazid, to the market in June of 2016. Coined a “breakthrough therapy” at the time, the medication sought to relieve Parkinson’s disease patients of hallucinations and psychosis. Nuplazid was approved by the FDA through a special expedition process, which required fewer clinical trials. In fact,

 The below article was posted in the Jackson Hole Daily News on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in regards to the May 14th Teton County Board of County Commissioners meeting that took place with the state’s attorney general and Jason Ochs of the Ochs Law Firm.  Ochs strongly encouraged Teton County, and other counties across the

On May 8, 2018, Carbon County filed a 72-page complaint in US District Court naming more than fifteen opiate manufacturers and distributors across the country for alleged misrepresentation about the addictive properties of opiate medications.

On August 10, 2017, President Trump declared the opiate epidemic a National Emergency. 

According to the Center for Disease Control

        If you have undergone heart surgery recently, chances are a Stockert 3T Heater/Cooler was used during their procedure. LivaNova PLC, the manufacturer of the 3T, controls roughly 60% of the market for such heating/cooling devices. During a cardiac surgery, the patient’s body temperature is regulated through the use of the 3T’s temperature-controlled water tanks while

Recently reports have arisen linking the risk of vehicles with keyless ignition systems and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Vehicles installed with the “on / off” button that automatically turns the vehicle on or off with a push of a button were placing consumers at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and death in the event a consumer