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FDA sets new guidelines for manufacturers of infant formula

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set new standards for manufacturers of infant formula in an ongoing effort to ensure the products are safe and support healthy growth in the babies who consume them. The new standards come from an interim rule that was published last February, and take into consideration comments received after that time. The finalized rule includes modifications and clarifications, and sets a Sept. 8, 2014, date for manufacturer compliance. Under the new rule, manufacturers of infant formula are required to test their products for harmful pathogens, and disease-causing bacteria such as Salmonella and Cronobacter. Manufacturers are ... Read More

Medtronic asks Supreme Court to ban personal injury lawsuits

Medtronic, Inc., the maker of the faulty Sprint Fidelis Defibrillator Lead and several other defective medical devices, will try to convince the US Supreme Court that people injured by dangerous medical devices and drugs should not be allowed to sue manufacturers if those products have been approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). If Medtronic is successful, the thousands of people injured by the company’s defective devices, as well as those hurt by faulty drugs and devices made by other manufacturers, would not be able to receive compensation for their injuries in state courts. The Medtronic Supreme Court case ... Read More