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Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

The NYS attorney general’s office has accused four national retailers of selling fraudulent dietary supplements.

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FDA Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...

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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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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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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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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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French-Made Tomato Paste Poses Botulism Risk, FDA Warns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just issued a warning to not consume tapenade or spreadable dried tomato paste manufactured by the French food company La Ruche. French health authorities reported an outbreak of botulism in France linked to … Continue reading

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Audit Faults FDA Recalls Of Imported Foods

An audit of 17 recalls revealed that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not always follow FDA rules to remove potentially < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">contaminated imported foods from the marketplace, said Daniel R. Levinson, inspector general of the Department of … Continue reading

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Salted Smoked Split Herring Recalled for Potential Botulism

Porky Products of Carteret, New Jersey just recalled Salted Smoked Split Herring (bloaters) over the potential the uneviscerated fish has the potential to be contaminated with the very dangerous < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Clostridium botulinum pathogen, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

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Angelina Brand Smoked Roundscad Recalled for Possible Botulism Risk

Arko Foods International of Los Angeles, California, just issued a recall for its Angelina Brand Smoked Roundscad, 8-oz packs, because of a possible < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">botulism risk, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The Clostridium botulinum bacterium can … Continue reading

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Botulism Risk Cited in Pickled Beet Recall

Lakeside Foods Inc. of Wisconsin just issued a recall of about 3,000 cans of its pickled beets, which were sold between December 2009 and January 2011, Sign On Detroit just announced. Some cans of the company’s 105-ounce pickled sliced beets … Continue reading

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Botulism Risk Prompts Recall of Schmaltz Herring, Old Smoked Sprats

D&M Smoked Fish, Inc. of Queens, New York, is recalling Haifa brand Schmaltz Herring and Cold Smoked Sprats because the fish was found to be uneviscerated, a risk factor for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">botulism. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said … Continue reading

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Dried Fish Recalled by Brooklyn Firm for Potential Botulism

W H & Group LLC. just issued a recall of Dried Fish after the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets food inspectors discovered Clostridium botulinum spores, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. The botulism contamination was … Continue reading

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Botulism Risk Prompts Fish Recall

Pacific American Fish Co, Inc. of Vernon, California is recalling certain Shishamo Roe Capelin fish over fears of Clostridium botulinum contamination, also known as < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">botulism, which can cause serious foodborne illness, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. … Continue reading

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Botulism Behind Two Food Recalls

A potential < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">botulism risk has prompted two firms to issue recalls of black bean sauces, corn salsas and con queso products. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), no actual cases of botulism have been linked to … Continue reading

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FDA Acts Against New York Juice Maker

At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) just filed a complaint for permanent injunction against Mystical One, a Jamaica, New York-based beverage company to prevent it from processing and distributing … Continue reading

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