Product News and Recalls

Limited Release of Baby Formula Seeks to Ease Pressure on Parents

FDA authorizes release of limited amount of infant formulaAbbott Labs and the Food and Drug Administration plan to authorize the release of a limited quantity of baby formula to ease demand. The move comes as empty shelves are increasingly pushing parents to panic over where their infant’s next meal may come from.

Stocks have run low for months after multiple cases of bacterial contamination led to multiple infant hospitalizations and at least two ...

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World Health Organization Releases Stunning Data on Falls

World Health Organization releases fall dataWhen most people think about the kinds of incidents that can unintentionally end a life early, they think of dramatic events like car collisions, animal attacks, and freak accidents. And while crashes on the world’s roadways are responsible for the most accidental deaths every year, the second-leading cause may surprise you.

According to information released by the World Health Organization, 684,000 people are killed worldwide from falls every year, ...

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Losses Mount for Hotels that Fail to Keep Pests at Bay

Lawsuits filed against hotels over pest infestationsTravel, by its very nature, is stressful. Even in the face of the most wonderful vacation, the traveler is away from home, in an unfamiliar place, and carrying a large portion of their personal belongings with them. As the proverbial “home away from home,” the hotel represents comfort and respite from those stresses – or at least it should.

An increasing number of pest-based incidents are leading to bedbug infestations and ...

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Philips Threatened with Massive Refunds as FDA Grows Impatient Over Respiratory Devices

Philips threatened with massive refunds over respiratory aid device foam issueThe FDA is not happy with the pace of Philips’ response to an issue with multiple lines of respiratory devices. The corporation recalled millions of the devices almost a year ago and has yet to provide customers at home and at hospitals with a plan to replace the machines that, according to the recall, could be sending carcinogenic foam particles into their lungs and increasing their risk ...

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Pfizer Recalls Blood Pressure Drug Over Cancer Risk

Pfizer recalls accupril over contamination concernsAn impurity was found in Pfizer’s heart and blood pressure medication Accupril that has led to a recall of several lots of the drug. The contaminant, known as a nitrosamine, can be carcinogenic at high levels and can increase a patient’s risk of developing cancer over time.

Patients are advised against stopping their medication at this time. Rather, those that are concerned that they may have pills from contaminated ...

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Amazon, Driver Sued After Contract Driver Kills Maine Man

amazon sued after driver kills Maine residentA resident of Woolwich, Maine was struck by an Amazon delivery driver in 2020 and his family is now suing the retail behemoth as well as the driver of the delivery vehicle involved in the incident. Among the family’s allegations are accusations that that the corporation’s policies of speedy delivery, along with refunds of shipping costs if deadlines are missed, directly contributed to the death of the ...

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