Product News and Recalls

Metformin Recalls Continue Over Contamination Risk

metformin recalled after NDMA contamination discoveredTwo lots of diabetes drug metformin produced by Kansas City, Missouri drug maker Nostrum Laboratories are being pulled from pharmacy shelves over concerns that they might be contaminated with a cancer-causing compound. The compound, known as NDMA or nitrosamine, was detected in the company’s 750mg HCI extended-release tablets at levels that exceed federal regulations.

NDMA is a naturally occurring chemical that is found in everything from the fruits you ...

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Study Suggests Vaping Coil Material and Temperature May Contribute to Cancer Risk

A new study seems to reinforce what those in the vaping community have been saying all along: the type of heating coil used in the devices, along with the amount of voltage sent through that coil, can have significant impacts on the overall risk of the activity, including damage to the user’s lungs.

Vaporizers work by heating a liquid to the point of vaporization by running electricity through a coil that is surrounded by a wick; in ...

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As Cases Spike, Attention Turns to Holiday Pandemic Safety

With the runup to the holiday season fast approaching and attention turning to turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and spending time with friends and family, it’s not long before that voice in the back of your head spoils the moment and says “sure, but what about the pandemic?”

For those heeding the advice of experts and working to keep themselves and those around them safe, this holiday season promises to be unlike any in a long, long time. Students ...

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Philadelphia Joins List of Cities Suing Juul

philadelphia sues Juul over youth vapingPhiladelphia threw its name into the hat and joined a list of dozens of states, cities, and municipalities that have sued vape maker Juul Labs over what they claim is its role in an “epidemic” of teen and youth vaping. The suit comes on the heels of news indicating that some 39 states have banded together to investigate Juul’s practices; both in the marketing of their device ...

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Federal Lawsuit Alleges COVID Retaliation in Amazon Worker’s Firing

lawsuit alleges retaliation against amazon employee enforcing pandemic rulesA federal lawsuit filed against Amazon alleges that a company “learning ambassador” was fired in retaliation for his attempts to enforce company Covid-19 safety protocols when he reported a shift manager for a variety of violations.

After observing shift manager Kristopher Lauderdale ignoring social distancing protocols and standing within just a few feet of another manager while speaking, learning ambassador David Bailey asked Lauderdale to ...

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Johnson & Johnson Loses $2.2 Billion Talc Asbestos Appeal

johnson & johnson loses 2 billion dollar talc asbestos appealThe Missouri Supreme Court declined to overturn a June 23 state appeals court decision that itself had allowed a July 2018 multi-billion dollar verdict to stand against Johnson & Johnson. The company was found liable for 22 women’s development of ovarian cancer. The diagnoses were argued to be the result of the presence of asbestos fibers in talc powder; an allegation long-since denied ...

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