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Adverse events reported with cataract surgery injection

At lest 43 patients administered intravitreal (eye) injections of a drug containing the steroid triamcinolone and the anti-infective moxifloxacin compounded by Guardian Pharmacy Services in Dallas, Texas, suffered adverse events following cataract surgery. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted ophthalmologists, pharmacists and patients in a Safety Communication. The patients were administered Guardian’s product at the end of a cataract surgery procedure at PRG Dallas Ambulatory Surgery Center in Dallas by physicians affiliated with the Key Whitman Eye Center, and at the Park Central Surgical Center in Dallas by physicians with Tylock-George Eye Care. According to the FDA’s reports, the ... Read More

Benzene Concerns Halt Construction of Natural Gas compressor Station

Concerns about benzene and other pollutants harmful to human health have prompted residents of a North Weymouth, Massachusetts, community to work with environmental advocates and legislators in stalling and potentially preventing Enbridge’s planned construction of a 7,700-horsepower compressor station near the Fore River Bridge. Air quality tests conducted by two independent labs over the spring found levels of benzene in the air that exceeded the Department of Environmental Protection’s safety limits, even without the presence of a new facility that will emit even more air pollution. Benzene is a known human carcinogen that has been linked to the development of ... Read More

American Eagle Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Selma

Two people were hospitalized for injuries they suffered on an American Eagle flight that had to make an emergency landing in Selma, Alabama, June 21. The passengers were traveling on American Airlines Flight 5559 from New Orleans to Washington D.C. when the cockpit and cabin began to fill with a burning odor. The plane was carrying 65 passengers and four crewmembers. “They told us it was a malfunction with the brakes and that they saw smoke outside,” passenger Shavonne Bowman told WSFA Montgomery. “My heart started racing. I started praying, and I just followed the instructions.” The American Eagle plane ... Read More

Dietary supplement maker warned by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) slapped Brandon M. Smith, owner and president of Formulife Inc., with a warning letter over health claims the company made involving its dietary supplements. The FDA said the claims rendered them unapproved new drugs, misbranded drugs, and adulterated dietary supplements under federal law. The FDA said it uncovered the violations after inspecting the company’s Dallas, Texas, manufacturing facility and after conducting a review of the Purus Labs Inc. website. Among the issues identified by the FDA was the company promoting some of its supplements “for use in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease,” ... Read More

Deadly Car Crashes Leave Nine Dead in Blount County, Alabama

Another deadly car crash in north-central Alabama claimed the lives of a Locust Fork woman and two children Wednesday, May 24 – the latest car crash victims in a series of collisions that have occurred in Blount County in a span of 10 days. According to AL.com, Alabama State Troopers said that a 2007 Jeep Cherokee driven by a 16-year-old Blountsville teenage boy left its lane on Alabama 79 at 9:33 a.m. and veered into the path of a Cadillac SRX. The head-on collision killed 47-year-old Locust Fork resident Deanna Whitfield and two of her granddaughters. One of the granddaughters, ... Read More

Trinity Industries Settles Guardrail Amputation Lawsuit Hours Before Trial

Guardrail manufacturer Trinity Industries Inc. has settled a product liability lawsuit brought by a North Carolina man who claims that the company’s unapproved guardrail alterations resulted in a defective product that malfunctioned in a crash and severed his legs. Plaintiff Jay Scott Traylor, who filed the suit in February 2014, reached a settlement with Trinity the day before his case was to go to trial. Trinity informed Dallas County, Texas, District Judge Eric Moye of the settlement after it was agreed upon Monday, May 15. According to the complaint, Mr. Traylor struck a Trinity ET-Plus guardrail on Interstate 40 in ... Read More

Maker of diet pill tries to skirt criminal, civil charges

Three years ago the diet pill OxyELITE Pro was blamed for two deaths, three liver transplants and about 50 hospitalizations for liver failure and other health issues in Hawaii. Now the dietary supplement maker, in an attempt to skirt civil and criminal charges, is taking aim at the Queen’s Medical Center and the state’s Department of Health over how they handled the sickened patients. Last year, a federal grand jury in Dallas, Texas where USPLABS is based, indicted the company’s top executives for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and for importing shipments from China using fake documents. Now the company is ... Read More

Dakota Access Pipeline Builder Under Fire In Ohio Over Drilling Disasters

A 2-million-gallon spill of drilling fluids was discovered in the wetlands of the Tuscarawas River near Navarre, Ohio, April 13, adding to other serious environmental disasters Energy Transfer Partners LP has triggered in its construction of a new $4.2-billion natural gas pipeline, which has been underway less than a month. According to a recent filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Energy Transfer also spilled 50,000 gallons of drilling pollutants into the wetlands near Columbus, Ohio, during the Rover pipeline installation. Both of the spills occurred while Energy Transfer was drilling horizontally underground for the pipeline placement. In the ... Read More

Teavana Flip Tumblers Recalled Over Breakage, Burn Risks

Starbucks unit Teavana is recalling more than 23,000 of 14-ounce “flip tumblers” sold in the U.S. after receiving a dozen reports that the item leaks and poses a burn risk. The tumblers, which are designed to hold hot liquid and steep hot tea, come with a clear plastic cap and a welded black base that screws onto a stainless steel tumbler. The tumblers were sold in black and silver models with the name “Teavana” printed on the side. They were sold in Teavana stores nationwide and online at Tevan.com from October 2016 through February 2017 for about $40. According to ... Read More

Dietary supplement maker gets slapped with FDA warning letter over ‘serious violations’

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cracked down on another manufacturer of dietary supplements, this time issuing a warning letter to The Sanapac Company Inc. The letter comes after an inspection of the company’s Dallas, Pennsylvania, facility during which the agency says it found “serious violations” of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulation for manufacturing, packaging, labeling or holding operations for dietary supplements. “These violations cause your dietary supplement products to be adulterated within the meaning of … the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (the Act),” the warning letter stated. The agency also reported reviewing the Sanapac’s website ... Read More