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Patients in 23 States Given Steroid from Mass. Firm that is Tied to Meningitis Outbreak

U.S. health officials announced on Monday, October 8, that 13,000 patients in 23 states, including Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, have been exposed to a potentially hazardous steroid treatment manufactured by a Framingham compounding company. The medication has been linked to a national outbreak

Patients in 23 States Given Steroid from Mass. Firm that is Tied to Meningitis Outbreak2012-10-12T08:09:10-04:00

Framingham pharmacy may be source of fungal meningitis outbreak blamed for 4 deaths

Massachusetts and federal health officials have reportedly identified a Framingham pharmacy as the source of injectable steroids that may have infected more than 25 people, four fatally, with a rare form of fungal meningitis. The pharmacy, New England Compounding Center, recalled three lots of Methylprednisolone

Framingham pharmacy may be source of fungal meningitis outbreak blamed for 4 deaths2012-10-04T08:19:00-04:00

The Atkins Diet – Study Highlights Dangers

The Atkins diet, which is low in carbohydrates and high in proteins, has been shown to increase the risk of heart disease, according to a new study. A research study assessed the diets of more than 43,000 Swedish women ages 30 to 49 during the

The Atkins Diet – Study Highlights Dangers2012-06-27T08:23:42-04:00

Tylenol and Acetaminophen – Dangerous Drugs

Acetaminophen was first approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) back in 1951 as a safe drug. However, Tylenol, the popular over the counter drug, has now been reported to be a dangerous drug that causes liver damage. A Tylenol lawsuit calls for

Tylenol and Acetaminophen – Dangerous Drugs2012-06-20T12:08:37-04:00

Birth Control Medications Linked to Heart Attack and Stroke

After switching her birth control medication to Citracal, 29-year-old Samantha Balzer began to experience symptoms including constant headaches, vomiting, and instability. The young woman said one day, her hand curled into a ball, and when she stood up, her entire right side felt numb. Then,

Birth Control Medications Linked to Heart Attack and Stroke2012-06-14T11:03:29-04:00

West Coast Nutritionals Dietary Supplement Products Recall

Various dietary supplements sold by West Coast Nutritionals have been found to contain the drug ingredient Tadalafil, which can interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, lowering blood pressure to dangerous levels. Dietary supplements are not covered by the rigorous regulations applicable, for example,

West Coast Nutritionals Dietary Supplement Products Recall2012-05-21T09:25:58-04:00

Johnson & Johnson's CEO Steps Down

Following an embarrassing streak of recalls, Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) longtime CEO, Bill Weldon, has announced his resignation as the health care giant's top executive. Product recalls ranging from Tylenol to Benadryl have cost the company hundreds of millions of dollars and has eroded consumer

Johnson & Johnson's CEO Steps Down2012-02-24T10:34:40-04:00

Obama Makes Nomination for the Fifth CPSC Commissioner

President Obama has presented Marietta S Robinson as his nominee as a commissioner with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). If confirmed, Ms. Robinson would be in place as the fifth commissioner now leading the government agency. The CPSC oversees the quality and safety

Obama Makes Nomination for the Fifth CPSC Commissioner2012-02-03T15:01:43-04:00

Drug Facility Malfunction: Are you Taking the Right Medication?

Novartis Consumer Health, Inc. has announced a voluntarily recall, along with a temporary shutdown of its Nebraska production facility. The recall relates to the over-the-counter drugs Bufferin, Excedrin, Gas-X Prevention and NoDoz and results from reports of chipped and broken pills, as well as "inconsistent

Drug Facility Malfunction: Are you Taking the Right Medication?2012-01-11T11:23:11-04:00

Johnson & Johnson: Not So Kid Friendly?

After the death of their two year old son, Daniel and Katy Moore of Ellensburg, Washington claim Very Berry Strawberry to be the culprit in River Moore’s liver failure. The infant showed symptoms of infection only 30 seconds after ingestion of the medicine, when he

Johnson & Johnson: Not So Kid Friendly?2012-01-10T19:35:16-04:00

More Lethal than Smoking?

Lately, scientists and doctors have become more suspicious of the stop-smoking drug, Chantix, due to its reported side effects. They have continuously urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to raise more awareness regarding the drug’s reported effect of increasing suicidal behavior and depression more

More Lethal than Smoking?2011-11-04T10:20:57-04:00

Consumer Product Safety Information Database Due to Launch in March 2011

In March 2011, during Consumer Protection Week, a new online database from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will launch. This Consumer Product Safety Information Database will be a place for consumers to submit reports of harm as well as search for reports of harm.

Consumer Product Safety Information Database Due to Launch in March 20112011-03-03T13:35:04-04:00
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