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Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

E. District of Missouri denied motion to dismiss conspiracy claims. Lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to misrepresent true dangers with use of talcum powder.

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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday due to a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. Police are investigating the accident, Newsday reports. According to Newsday, the 81-year-old man was driving a Nissan Altima west in the right lane, west of Exit 42. He ...

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FDA Draws Criticism for Slow Recalls of Tainted Foods

The Food and Drug Administration has been criticized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for being too slow to recall tainted foods, leaving consumers “at risk of injury or death.” Though the FDA has had the authority … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Receives FDA Warning Letter Citing Serious Violations

A letter dated June 8, 2016 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was sent to Whole Foods Co-CEOs John Mackey and Walter Robb after a February inspection revealed some alarming violations. The Whole Foods food preparation facility in … Continue reading

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Possible Listeria Threat Noted by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been made aware of a possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. The agency is working with the Oregon Potato company involving bulk shipments of onions that may be contaminated with Listeria. The Pasco, … Continue reading

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Starbucks Recalls Breakfast Sandwiches for Possible Listeria Contamination

A food supplier has recalled prepackaged sausage, egg, and cheddar cheese on English muffin breakfast sandwiches from Starbucks stores stores in Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma over concerns that the sandwiches may be tainted with listeria. The tainted products come from … Continue reading

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Fresh Express Recalls Chopped Romaine Packages that May Contain Undeclared Allergens

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Fresh Express Incorporated has recalled some 32-ounce packages of Fresh Express Chopped Romaine because they may contain undeclared allergens. Fresh Express representatives are coordinating with stores to remove the recalled product from store shelves. No other Fresh Express products are … Continue reading

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California Coconut Oil Maker Faces Class Action over Labeling Claims

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A proposed class action against a company that touts its coconut oil as “healthy,” claims the company misleads consumers into thinking the product is good for them when it is almost entirely made up of saturated fat. A California woman claims … Continue reading

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Dole Fresh Vegetables Withdraws Salads from Plant Likely the Source of Listeria Outbreak

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc., has temporarily suspended operations at its Springfield, Ohio production facility, and is voluntarily withdrawing from the market all Dole-brand and private label packaged salads processed at that location because packaged salads from the facility have been … Continue reading

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Wegmans Recalls Chicken Products Produced without USDA Inspection

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Wegmans Food Markets Inc., of Rochester, New York has recalled approximately 1,125 pounds of chicken products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The recalled … Continue reading

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Mandarin Oranges in Syrup Recalled for Possible Glass Fragments in Jars

On January 7, 2016, Milky Way International Trading Corp. announced the recall of Nice! Mandarin Oranges in 8-ounce jars because there may be glass fragments in the jars. Consumers could be cut or injured if they ingest glass, the Food … Continue reading

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Sweet Leaf Recalls Teas in Glass Bottles for Possible Glass Fragments

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On December 10, the Sweet Leaf Tea Company announced a voluntary recall of Sweet Leaf Tea in 16-ounce glass bottles because of the possible presence of glass fragments. This was the result of glass breakage during the filling process. Consumers … Continue reading

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