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Medtronic Faces Repercussions because of the Court’s Reversal

Medtronic may not be a big fan of the Appellate Court these days, and with good reason. The company is back to facing a negligence lawsuit because of an off-label use of their product Infuse. The situation goes like this; a male patient underwent spinal surgery. The surgeon used Infuse. The patient went numb. A […]

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Improper Sealing Prompts Bumble Bee Foods to Recall Canned Tuna

Bumble Bee Foods issued a voluntary recall for five-ounce cans of two of its tuna products – Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna – on Wednesday, March 6.  The recall was issued because the seals on these products do not meet the company’s standards. According to Bumble Bee, the seals on some Chunk White […]

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FDA Recalls Medication Used to Treat a Virus in AIDS Patients

MedPage Today (2/19, Gever) reports that the Food and Drug Administration announced that Gilead Sciences has issued a voluntary recall for “one lot of cidofovir for intravenous infusion (Vistide),” which is used to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis in patients with AIDS, because of some vials contain an unknown particulate. The recall “involves lot number B120217A, with an expiration […]

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FDA Warns Against Online Flu Treatment Purchases

The Wall Street Journal (2/16, A2, Rockoff, Subscription Publication) reported that the Food and Drug Administration is warning patients to avoid so-called “generic Tamiflu” and other unapproved flu treatment products. The Journal quotes from an FDA Voice blog in which the agency’s National Health Fraud Coordinator Gary Coody said, “We want people to take effective preventive measures against […]

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Flu & Cold Defense makes unsupported claims; faces warning from the FDA

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FDA believes pet jerky is responsible for 500 canine deaths

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