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Andrew D'Arcy

RISPERDAL  LAWSUITS

According to Johnson & Johnson’s most recent annual report, there are now 18,500 Risperdal lawsuits pending against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals in the US and Canada. Risperdal (risperidone) is an  antipsychotic approved by the Food and […]

Andrew D'Arcy

HOMEOPATHIC TEETHING AID CONTAINS TOXIC BELLADONNA

The FDA has confirmed that certain brands of homeopathic teething tablets marketed by Hyland’s contain elevated amounts of the toxic substance belladonna and is warning consumers not to use them.  Belladonna is a potentially poisonous extract of the Deadly Nightshade […]

Andrew D'Arcy

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 […]

Andrew D'Arcy

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.  […]

Andrew D'Arcy

DOCTORS WARN PARENTS – STOP GIVING CODEINE TO KIDS

The American Academy of Pediatrics has strengthened its warnings about prescribing codeine for children because of reports of deaths and risks for dangerous side effects including breathing problems.  The academy’s advice, published in a report Monday in its medical journal, […]

Andrew D'Arcy

FDA Approves Head Injury Screening Tests

New computer software to assess the brain’s function after a traumatic head injury have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. According to the FDA, traumatic brain injuries account for more than 2 million trips to the emergency […]

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FDA INVESTIGATING HAIR CARE PRODUCTS LINKED TO BALDING  

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a safety alert about a line of cleansing hair conditioners after receiving a slew of complaints about hair loss, bald spots, itching and rashes.  Some 21,000 people have lodged complaints with the manufacturers […]

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FDA ADDS LABEL WARNINGS FOR FLUOROQUINOLONE ANTIBIOTICS

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved safety labeling changes for a class of antibiotics, called fluoroquinolones, to enhance warnings about their association with disabling and potentially permanent side effects and to limit their use in patients with less […]

Andrew D'Arcy

FDA WARNS ABOUT IMODIUM MISUSE

The FDA has recently warned that higher than recommended doses of the diarrhea drug loperamide (Imodium) can cause serious and even fatal cardiac arrhythmias.  The risk of these serious heart problems may also be increased when high doses of loperamide […]

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JOHNSON & JOHNSON DEMANDAS DE TALCO EN POLVO CANCER

Por segunda vez en tres meses, un jurado de St. Louis ha ordenado a Johnson & Johnson a otorgar $55 millones de dólares a una mujer que afirmó haber desarrollado cáncer endometrioide como resultado del uso de polvos de talco […]