Product News and Recalls



by Jenny Albano

Thursday, July 24, 2008

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After being dismissed in 2006, lawsuits against military contractors Halliburton and Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR), a former subsidiary, may go to trial in 2009. The lawsuits are over an ambush that left six civilian truck drivers in Iraq dead.

The lawsuits filed by the deceased truck drivers families claim that the companies knowingly sent convoys into a dangerous ...

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Digitek Recall

Digitek, a generic form of digoxin or lanoxin, also known as digitalis, is a medication used for treating heart problems such as congestive heart failure and abnormal heart rhythm such as atrial fibrillation or flutter. It is manufactured by Actavis Totowa and distributed by two companies connected to Actavis: Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. using the “Bertek” label and UDL Laboratories, Inc. using the “UDL” label.

On April 25, 2008, Actavis issued a recall of Digitek because some tablets have been manufactured ...

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Don’t Let A Hospital Kill You

By Elizabeth Cohen, CNN Medical Correspondent

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) — Like many young men, Josh Nahum loved a thrill. That’s why he took up skydiving. But on Labor Day weekend in 2006, he had an accident while skydiving in Colorado, fracturing his femur and skull.

Josh spent six weeks in the intensive care unit. Slowly, his condition improved, and his doctors predicted that with rehabilitation, he could fully recover in a year or two.

But instead of recovering, Josh developed a bacterial infection. ...

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Deaths linked to contaminated heparin

April 15, 2008 – Since Jan. 1, 2007, the deaths of at least eighty-one people have been linked to contaminated heparin. FDA Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach testified before a Senate Appropriations Committee that the FDA suspected the contamination had been done deliberately, “by virtue of economic fraud.” Read More

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Across Country, Lawsuits Link Incurable Illness to MRI Dye – Gadolinium

By Evan George
Daily Journal Staff Writer
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HEMET – Ramon Rodriguez was always good with his hands. The ex-Marine fixed cars, stitched leather and tinkered with home improvements, despite his diabetes and a failed kidney.
But that was before his skin began turning to stone.
It started as a stiffness in his legs and pain in his joints. Then, he began tripping. When his skin toughened, his doctors were puzzled.
Last year, Rodriguez, 65, was ...

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