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    • OCEAN COUNTY NJ: 900 CHILDREN AT RISK AFTER POSSIBLE FAULTY VACCINES

      OCEAN COUNTY NJ: 900 CHILDREN AT RISK AFTER POSSIBLE FAULTY VACCINES

      More than 900 children in Ocean County may not have been vaccinated properly.  New details are emerging about the complaint filed by the state Attorney General’s office against Dr. Michael Bleiman of Southern Ocean Pediatrics and Family Medicine in Manahawkin […]

    • HONDA EXPANDS TAKATA AIR BAG RECALL

      HONDA EXPANDS TAKATA AIR BAG RECALL

      Honda Motor Co. is recalling 772,000 additional Honda and Acura vehicles in the U.S. for defective front passenger seat air bag inflators made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp.  The company announced the expansion Tuesday, adding to the 1.29 million Honda […]

    • GOVERNMENT LAWSUIT: NO EVIDENCE PREVAGEN IMPROVES MEMORY

      GOVERNMENT LAWSUIT: NO EVIDENCE PREVAGEN IMPROVES MEMORY

      A new lawsuit by two government agencies accused the company behind dietary supplement Prevagen of misleading its customers.  The lawsuit was filed Monday by the New York Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission against Prevagen maker Quincy Bioscience.  The […]

    • SURGICAL HEATER LINKED TO DEADLY INFECTION

      SURGICAL HEATER LINKED TO DEADLY INFECTION

      A medical device used in 60% of hospitals has been linked to life-threatening cardiovascular infections.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, patients who have had valve implants or prosthetic product implants are at a higher risk of […]

    • EXPLODING E-CIGARETTE BATTERIES

      EXPLODING E-CIGARETTE BATTERIES

      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is probing the dangers of exploding batteries in e-cigarettes, following dozens of reports of devices that have combusted, overheated or caught fire.  The agency announced a two-day public meeting for April.  The Associated Press […]

    • DEADLY  SUPERBUG  LINKED  TO FOUR  DEATHS IN THE U.S.

      DEADLY  SUPERBUG  LINKED  TO FOUR  DEATHS IN THE U.S.

      Federal health officials say 13 cases of a potentially deadly, drug-resistant fungal  infection have been reported  in the United States.  According to a report  released  Friday from the Centers  for Disease  Control and Prevention,  the  fungus has been  linked to […]

    • $70M JURY AWARD TO CALIFORNIA WOMAN IN BABY POWDER LAWSUIT

      $70M JURY AWARD TO CALIFORNIA WOMAN IN BABY POWDER LAWSUIT

      Last Thursday, a St. Louis jury  awarded a California woman  more than $70  million in her  lawsuit alleging that years  of  using Johnson  & Johnson’s baby powder caused her cancer, the latest case raising concerns about  the  health  ramifications of  […]

    • WEN CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT GETS PRELIMINARY SETTLEMENT APPROVAL

      WEN CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT GETS PRELIMINARY SETTLEMENT APPROVAL

      A federal judge in Los Angeles gave preliminary approval to a $26.3 million settlement for a class-action lawsuit against celebrity stylist Chaz Dean and marketer Guthy-Renker over Wen hair care products.  That means some six million people may be eligible […]

    • FDA RECALLS OREO FUDGE CREMES DUE TO MILK ALLERGEN

      FDA RECALLS OREO FUDGE CREMES DUE TO MILK ALLERGEN

      Oreo cookies are under recall nationwide because they are incorrectly labeled – the cookies might contain milk, an allergen that’s not listed among its ingredients.  The recall has been ordered for original and mint flavors of Oreo Fudge Cremes cookies.  […]

    • NURSE ASSIST IV FLUSH SYRINGE RECALL

      NURSE ASSIST IV FLUSH SYRINGE RECALL

      A Nurse Assist IV flush  syringe  recall was announced by the FDA on October 4, following several reports that indicate patients developed Burkholderia cepacia bloodstream infections after receiving saline flushes from prepackaged syringes. Burkholderia  cepacia is a group of complex […]