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FDA identifies serious drug interaction between Prilosec and Plavix

New data indicates that omeprazole (Prilosec/Prilosec OTC), a medicine used to reduce stomach acid, also reduces the anti-blood clotting effect of clopidogrel (Plavix), a medication taken by patients at risk for heart attacks or stroke, by almost half when the two drugs are taken by the same patient, according to a new Public Health Advisory issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This drug interaction occurs because omeprazole blocks the conversion of clopidogrel into its active form. The interaction is not reduced if the doses of clopidogrel and omeprazole are separated with time. ... Read More

Maclaren USA recalls strollers following fingertip amputations

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Maclaren USA, Inc., of South Norwalk, Conn., today announced a voluntary recall of Maclaren Strollers. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. The stroller's hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller. ... Read More

Big Lots stores announces recall on bunk beds

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in conjunction with Big Lots Stores, Inc., has announced a recall on about 20,000 units of wooden bunk beds sold in Big Lots stores nationwide from May 2008 through February 2009. The beds are being recalled because the mattress support slats and side support railings can break, posing a risk of the bunk bed collapsing. ... Read More

Wal-Mart announces recall expansion on DVD players

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced an expanded recall of Durabrand DVD players, sold at Wal-Mart. This is an expansion of an earlier recall issued Aug. 20. While the expanded recall still involves a single DVD player with remote control, the expanded warning covers all three colors in which this product is available, silver, pink and purple. The product can overheat, causing a fire hazard. ... Read More

CPSC Alert – Stadium light poles should be immediately inspected

The U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is alerting the public, school officials, facilities managers, and municipal and public safety officials that outdoor steel stadium light poles manufactured by Whitco Co. LP, of Fort Worth, Texas can fracture or crack and fall over, posing a risk of serious injury and death to patrons and bystanders from being hit or crushed. To reduce the risk of injury, Whitco Co. LP outdoor steel stadium light poles should be inspected immediately. ... Read More