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Andrew D'Arcy

DRUG GIANT MYLAN GETS FDA WARNING LETTER

The U.S. Food  and Drug Administration has cited  local generic drug giant Mylan for “significant violations” of manufacturing regulations at a plant in Nashik, India, according to a warning letter released by the agency Tuesday.  The FDA conducted inspections at […]

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MIRENA IUD AND PSEUDOTUMOR CEREBRI RISK

The side effects of a Mirena IUD caused a Pennsylvania woman to develop severe migraine headaches, blurred vision and a host of other health problems associated with the buildup of fluid pressure around her brain, according to allegations raised in […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.  […]

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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, […]

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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 […]