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Do you agree with Kansas legislators’ move to make state concealed carry laws less restrictive and more uniform across Kansas?

  • Yes, the same rules should apply to all Kansans.
  • Yes, the state’s gun control laws are too extreme.
  • No, the change would remove control from local leaders.
  • No, Kansas’ gun laws already are too loose.

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Thinogenics Products by Nature’s Universe: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient
Use of undeclared sibutramine can lead to increased risk of seizures, heart attacks, arrhythmia and stroke.

Propofol Injectable Emulsion, USP by Hospira: Recall - Visible Particulates
Injected particulate matter may result in local inflammation, phlebitis, and/or low level allergic response through mechanical disruption of tissue or immune response to the particulate.

S.W.A.G: Public Notification - Undeclared Drug Ingredient
Contains undeclared Sildenafil, which may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP, by Hospira: Recall - Visible Particulates
Risk of local inflammation, and/or mechanical disruption of tissue or immune response to the particulate, and/or a delay in therapy.

CUBICIN (daptomycin for injection) by Cubist Pharmaceuticals: Recall - Presence of Particulate Matter
Potential risk of thromboembolism, pulmonary emboli, phlebitis, mechanical block of the capillaries or arterioles, activation of platelets, subsequent generation of microthrombi, and emboli.

Laparoscopic Power Morcellation in Hysterectomy and Myomectomy: FDA Safety Communication - Use Discouraged Due to Increased Risk in Women With Uterine Fibroids
If laparoscopic power morcellation is performed in women with unsuspected uterine sarcoma, there is a risk that the procedure will spread the cancerous tissue within the abdomen and pelvis.

ARKON Anesthesia Delivery System with Version 2.0 Software by Spacelabs Healthcare: Class I Recall - Software Defect May Cause System to Stop Working
Defect may cause serious adverse health consequences, including hypoxemia and death.

FreeStyle and FreeStyle Flash Blood Glucose Meter by Abbott: Recall - May Produce Mistakenly Low Blood Glucose Results
UPDATED 04/14/2014. FDA classified this product recall as Class I. Symptoms of high blood sugar include excessive thirst, excessive urination, blurred vision, weakness, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Infinity: Public Notification - Undeclared Drug Ingredient
Use may increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke.

Lite Fit USA: Public Notification - Undeclared Drug Ingredient
Use may increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke.

March 2014
Safety Labeling Changes includes 30 products with revisions to Prescribing Information. Posted 04/11/2014.

Covidien Pipeline Embolization Device and Alligator Retrieval Device: Recall - Coating on Delivery Wire Could Delaminate
Use of affected products could potentially lead to embolic occlusion in the cerebral vasculature, with the risk of stroke and/or death.

Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen Capsules by Guangzhou Zi Xiu Tang Biotechnology Co., Ltd: Warning - Undeclared Drug Ingredients
Risk of increased blood pressure and/or pulse rate.

PS500 Power Supply Unit by Dräger: Recall - Early Depletion of Battery Charge
Battery depletion will require manual ventilation until the device is connected to main power.

HeartMate II LVAS Pocket System Controller by Thoratec Corporation: Medical Device Correction - Updated Labeling and Training Materials
UPDATED 04/01/2014. Class I Recall. 4 deaths and 5 incidents of loss of consciousness or symptoms of hypoperfusion, occurring in patients who were converted to the Pocket Controller after being trained on an older model.

Revatio (sildenafil): Drug Safety Communication - FDA Clarifies Warning About Pediatric Use for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Health care professionals must consider whether the benefits of treatment with the drug are likely to outweigh its potential risks for each patient.

Nova Products, Inc. Dietary Supplements: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredients
Sildenafil and tadalafil can interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin), resulting in decreased blood pressure.

Alli (60 mg orlistat capsules) by GlaxoSmithKline: Recall - Product Tampering
Some packages of the product were tampered with and may contain product that is not authentic.

Bella Vi Brand Products by Pure Edge Nutrition: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredients
Sibutramine can increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a risk for those with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhymias or stroke.

New Life Nutritional Center Dietary Supplements: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredients
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