Product News and Recalls

FDA Takes Significant Steps to Ban Vaping…Unless You’re a Billion-Dollar Corporation

fda denies millions of applications to market and produce new vape products but leaves juul untouchedIt wasn’t as bad as it could have been, but the FDA recently put all but the final nail in the coffin of the vaping industry by denying millions of applications to market and produce vaping products for distribution in the United States. The decision effectively killed a large number of small to mid-size producers of flavored vaping products continue reading...

New Warnings May be Coming to Arthritis Drugs

fatalities and illness spur arthritis drug recallPatients taking drugs manufactured by Pfizer, Eli Lilly & Co., and AbbVie for arthritis may find new warnings attached to those medications. The FDA is seeking additional language warning of serious side effects and possible fatalities associated with the drugs.

The medications are part of a class of arthritis drugs known as JAK inhibitors. They work by blocking enzymes in the body known to cause arthritic inflammation while ...

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Starbucks Sued by Texas Woman Over Burn Injuries

starbucks sued over faulty coffee lidIt’s bad enough to get the wrong order when you swing through a drive-thru but in the case of Texas resident Mary Simms, the incorrect coffee order also left her with first- and second-degree burns.

After being handed the incorrect beverage at a Tomball, Texas Starbucks location, the employee then stopped Simms as she started to drive away and told her that she’d been given the wrong order. While ...

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Boston Scientific Recalls Almost 50,000 Pacemakers

boston scientific recalls 50000 pacemakersNearly seven years’ worth of pacemakers manufactured by Boston Scientific have been recalled over concerns that they can fail to a backup mode and no longer properly pace the patient’s heart. The recall affects 48,000 Ingenio pacemakers manufactured between September 2011 and December 2018. The units continued to be distributed to medical providers through August 1, 2020.

According to the Boston Business Journal, safety mode was created as a failsafe ...

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It Took a Lawsuit to Get a McDonald’s Franchise Owner to Protect His Employees from COVID-19

mcdonalds franchise owner sued over lack of covid-19 precautionsAs the delta variant of COVID-19 continues to cause an unprecedented surge in new infections across the United States, one McDonald’s franchise operator is finally doing his part to protect his employees – after if it took a lawsuit to make it happen.

The suit was filed against Michael Smith, the operator of an Oakland, California McDonald’s location after, according to the plaintiffs’ claims, he completely ...

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Philips Ventilator Recall Sees Class I Status from FDA

philips breathing machines recalledAs the delta variant of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps through largely unvaccinated swaths of populations around the world, certain Philips ventilators and other breathing apparatuses have been pulled from service for a failure to function properly. The severity of the failure has earned the recall a Class I status from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration which is reserved only for the direst of circumstances where continued use of the ...

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