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Expanded Recall of Warfarin Level Monitoring Test Strips

Certain lots of Roche Diagnostics test strips should not be used with CoaguChek test meter devices to check levels of the blood thinner warfarin because patients may get inaccurate results and be at risk for serious injury or death.

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AHA: Nearly Half of US Adults Have Cardiovascular Disease

HealthDay News — The prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is 48.0 percent in adults in the United States based on 2013 to 2016 data, according to a report published online Jan. 31 in Circulation. Emelia J. Benjamin, M.D., from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, and colleagues compiled up-to-date statistics relating to heart disease, stroke, and seven…

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