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Johnson & Johnson Drug Company Agrees to Pay $5.9 Million in Risperdal Settlement

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has agreed to a settlement of $5.9 million stemming from a 2008 Risperdal lawsuit. The suit accused the company of using illegal, unfair and deceptive practices when marketing the antipsychotic drug, according to The National Trial Lawyers. The lawsuit was originally filed by the Montana State Attorney […]

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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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Sprouters Northwest gives details about bacteria in its products

Food Safety News (2/7) reports, “Sprouters Northwest, the company that recalled all of its products last week, including its sprouted seeds, pea shoots and wheatgrass, after samples of the finished product tested positive for Listeria, has provided more details about the recalled items.” The company said the products were “distributed in Idaho, in addition to Alaska, […]

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Conflict of interest ousts Seattle lawfirm from E. coli case

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Pet food company pulls dog treats with unapproved antibiotic from the shelves

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