Product News and Recalls

Recalls Urged Over Hand Sanitizer Contamination

Online pharmacy Valisure is in the news once again as its ongoing product testing has revealed high levels of benzene in a number of brands of hand sanitizer currently on the market and available for sale.

Valisure’s policy of independently testing the products it sells for purity and contamination initially came to light after it discovered elevated levels of NDMA in heartburn medication Zantac. News of the find came long before the issue had found its way onto the FDA’s ...

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3M Earplug Trials Set to Start

largest MDL in US history underway as 3M combat arms earplug trials get underwayA paltry settlement with the United States government has set the stage for one of the largest mass torts in United States history as hundreds of thousands of customers of 3M’s Combat Arms earplugs – most of them military veterans – seek to hold the company responsible for knowingly selling a defective product to the US government.

It wasn’t until a whistleblower came forward ...

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New Warnings Issued Over GSK’s Shingrix Vaccine

warnings issued over Shingrix vaccineNew language has been added to leading shingles vaccine Shingrix over concerns that the injection may be responsible for an increased risk of a rare neurological autoimmune disease known as GBS, or Guillain-Barré Syndrome.

GBS occurs when the patient’s immune system attacks their nerve cells. It is diagnosed just 3,000 to 6,000 times a year and has been linked as a side effect of other vaccines as well, including the ...

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‘Real Water’ Linked to Severe Illnesses, Miscarriages, and Pet Deaths

real water product led to miscarriage, illness, and deathsWater used to be so simple. Just take two hydrogen atoms and smash them together with an oxygen atom and watch as a building block of life takes shape. It requires nothing else to serve as one of the most vital substances on the planet, yet we continue to work to find ways of adding to it to somehow make it “better.”

For at least one company, that effort ...

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Amazon Settles Washington State Wage Lawsuit for $8.2 Million

amazon reaches multimillion dollar wage theft lawsuit settlementA class-action lawsuit filed against Amazon on behalf of a number of contract delivery drivers has been settled for $8.2 million. The multimillion-dollar lawsuit alleged that quotas imposed on drivers by the retail giant left workers without rest breaks and working forced overtime without being paid for the additional time spent on the road.

The quotas alleged by Gus Ortiz and Mark Fredley, the two drivers who ...

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A Life Changed in an Instant: Preventing and Avoiding Falls

all Americans but particularly older adults must do everything they can to prevent fallsThere’s no alternative way of looking at it. As adults, we really need to avoid falling. It’s not just that it’s an unpleasant experience or something that is outside of our normal “operation.” Rather, a fall for an adult can range from the painful to the life-altering. And, for most, those consequences only grow larger as we grow older.

It’s a far cry from ...

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