FDA Tagged Articles

California fruit company issues nationwide recall after finding Listeria contamination

Posted: July 23, 2014 Recalls

CUTLER, Calif. — A California fruit distributer has recalled several lots of nectarines, peaches, plums, and pluots sent out to retailers nationwide over fears that it could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

FDA revokes approval for seven painkillers containing acetaminophen

Posted: July 19, 2014 Pharmaceutical

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revoked approval for seven narcotic painkillers containing acetaminophen, including versions of AbbVie Inc.’s Vicodin. The agency has done this in response to recent concerns about these drugs’ potential of causing liver damage.

FDA refuses Public Citizen’s request to ban transvaginal mesh from market

Posted: July 17, 2014 Pharmaceutical

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has rejected the request made by Public Citizen in 2011 to recall existing surgical mesh products, specifically transvaginal mesh, and ban them from the market. The FDA says that a rigorous review is

Corporate Action Network demands FDA remove transvaginal mesh from the marketplace

Posted: July 14, 2014 Pharmaceutical

The Corporate Action Network has sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) demanding the immediate ban of the marketing of non-absorbable surgical mesh products specifically designed and labeled for transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP),

Spray-on sunscreen use discouraged for children while FDA safety investigation is ongoing

Posted: July 13, 2014 Product Liability

Health officials are warning parents not to use spray sunscreen on their children. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began an investigation into this type of sunscreen in 2011 and we are still awaiting its verdict.

Doctor’s Best brand announces recall of dietary supplement due to undeclared lovastatin

Posted: July 4, 2014 Recalls

Doctor’s Best has issued a recall of its Red Yeast Rice dietary supplement, 600 mg capsules 120 count bottles. The supplement has been found to contain undeclared lovastatin, which helps combat high cholesterol, making this an unapproved drug.

Kentucky chemotherapy center guilty of buying, selling counterfeit drugs, violating False Claims Act

Posted: June 30, 2014 Consumer Fraud

The U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern district of Kentucky has brought criminal charges against the Hematology and Oncology Center (HOC) PLLC in Somerset, Ky., for buying and selling unapproved and mislabeled chemotherapy medicines. Natarajan Murugesa, the former office manager,

Henna vs. “Black Henna” – the FDA reports on the risks of temporary tattoos

Posted: May 18, 2014 Personal Injury

During the warmer months of spring and summer, it is not uncommon for vacationers to indulge in a temporary tattoo such as a “henna” tattoo, which is applied to skin’s surface rather than injected into the skin. However, the FDA

Testosterone drugs may seriously harm some patients, doctor warns

Posted: May 12, 2014 Pharmaceutical

National Public Radio (NPR) recently called testosterone replacement drugs “the biggest men’s health craze since Viagra,” but some doctors warn that the supplements could be anything but healthy for some men.

Medtronic agrees to pay $22 million settlement for Infuse Bone Graft used for risky off-label procedures

Posted: May 10, 2014 Pharmaceutical

According to Medtronic Inc., the company has approved a settlement of $22 million in order to handle product liability lawsuits revolving around its controversial Infuse Bone Graft product. The lawsuits claim that injuries were sustained because Medtronic promoted the bone