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Philips Respiratory Devices Facing Additional Recalls

Philips respirators facing additional recallsAmid a recall that has already drawn the ire of federal regulators over the glacial pace with which it has handled remediation of the matter, Philips is facing an additional recall of some of its respiratory devices over an unrelated fault.

According to Reuters, the latest recall action targets 1,700 Philips respiratory devices around the world, with 386 of them located in the United States. The recall was issued ...

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Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray Recalled Over Benzene Contamination

banana boat sunscreen recalled over benzene contentAnother summer is upon us and another brand of sunscreen has been recalled from store shelves over concerns that it is contaminated with high levels of benzene. Benzene is a known human carcinogen.

The recall was issued by Edgewell Personal Care Company; the company that makes Banana Boat products. In a statement released to the FDA’s website, Edgewell noted that “while benzene is not an ingredient in any ...

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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 ...

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Pfizer Recalls Blood Pressure Medication Over Contamination Concern

Pfizer recalls batches of blood pressure medicationDrug manufacturer Pfizer has moved to recall several lots of blood pressure pills over concerns that the medication may have been tainted with a carcinogenic contaminant. The affected medications include Accuretic, which is a tablet distributed by Pfizer itself, as well as a line of medications distributed by a second manufacturer known as Greenstone. The Greenstone lots include a pill that combines quinapril hydrochloride and hydrochlorothiazide ...

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FDA Issues Order Over Philips Recall Communication

fda tells Philips to work harder on ventilator recall notificationCiting a need for improvement in the way Philips has handled its duty to notify patients of the recall of a variety of its ventilators and breathing aids, the FDA issued an order to the corporation earlier this month mandating a more open flow of information.

In a statement on the agency’s website, the director of its Center for Devices and Radiological Health acknowledged ...

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FDA Under Fire Over Failure to React to Baby Formula Crisis

parents demand answers over fda baby formula failureThe Food and Drug Administration is once again the target of public ire over its seemingly glacial response to a U.S. consumer crisis. A recent story posted to Politico indicates that parents and their congressional representatives have begun raising serious questions about the amount of time that elapsed between the discovery of the first illness allegedly associated with infant formula contamination and the government’s response ...

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