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Dietary supplement recalled after analysis finds dangerous hidden drug ingredient

Kingsway Trading Inc. is recalling its Well Balance Xanthium & Siler Combo (Bi Yan Pian) dietary supplement because it contains a hidden drug that has been banned from the U.S. market because it is linked to serious and sometimes fatal cardiovascular events. The recall affects Brooklyn, New York-based Kingsway’s Well Balance Xanthium & Siler Combo (Bi Yan Pian) supplements in 1.06 ounce (30g) bottles with Batch No. 130401 and Batch No. 150201. The item is packaged in a plastic brown bottle with a white cap. Each bottle contains 100 tablets, each tablet is 300 mg. The product was distributed to Massachusetts, ... Read More

Women sues Joint Juice maker for making false claims

A woman has filed a lawsuit against Premier Nutrition Corp., formerly known as Joint Juice Inc., alleging the company violated the Maryland Consumer Protection Act by enticing consumers to purchase its Joint Juice products with deceptive claims that the dietary supplement products would support and nourish cartilage, lubricate joints, and improve aches and pains. The products, the woman claims, simply did not work as promised. Marilyn Spencer filed a complaint on behalf of others similarly affected in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. She claims the products did not perform as advertised despite the company’s claims ... Read More

Toyota Soy-Insulated Wiring Attracts Hungry Rodents, Lawsuit Claims

The owner of a Toyota Avalon that was extensively damaged by rodents attracted to the soy-based insulation on the vehicle’s wiring has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese automaker, alleging her car and thousands of others like it are at risk of mechanical problems and car failure because the wiring is effectively a food source for rodents. Heidi Browder filed her lawsuit against Toyota in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in 2015, alleging that Toyota switched from plastic-based wire insulation to soy-based insulation for environmental reasons. But what is good for the environment and rodents of ... Read More

Fuel Tanker Crashes And Explodes In Deadly Baltimore Multi-Vehicle Pileup

A massive pile-up involving nearly 70 vehicles, including a fuel tanker truck that plummeted off a bridge and exploded, left two people dead and dozens of others injured on I-95 in Baltimore Saturday morning. Baltimore authorities investigating the deadly pileup haven’t determined what might have set off the chain reaction of crashes, but they took place at a time when ice and arctic temperatures caused havoc on interstates and roads across much of the country. Maryland Department of Transportation officials said that 68 vehicles were involved in the pileup. A man identified as Marvellous Amasiatu was filming traffic on I-95, ... Read More

School Bus Driver In Deadly Baltimore Crash Had History of Crashes, Seizures

The driver of a Baltimore school bus that collided head-on with a city transit bus, killing six people and injuring 11 others, had a record of previous crashes, had been suffering from seizures, lacked a valid driver’s license, and was speeding, federal crash investigators said. Driver Glen Chappell, who was among those killed in the crash, did not file his medical certificate allowing him to drive a school bus with the Maryland Vehicle Administration, which means he was operating the school bus illegally on Nov. 1, the day of the crash. Mr. Chappell was employed by AA Affordable Transportation, which ... Read More

Victims of tainted steroid shots ask judge to consolidate cases against surgical center

Four people who claim to have developed fungal infections from tainted steroid shots, and family members of four patients who died from infections after receiving the shots, asked a federal judge to consolidate their cases against a Maryland surgery center where they received the contaminated injections. The plaintiffs are suing Box Hill Surgery Center LLC, claiming their lawsuits are “nearly identical” and should be consolidated to save time, money and other resources. The plaintiffs received the steroid injections at Box Hill during a multistage outbreak of fungal meningitis that was traced to steroid shots produced and distributed by New England Compounding Center (NECC). ... Read More

School Bus Driver In Deadly Baltimore Crash Lacked Valid License

The driver of a Baltimore school bus that collided head-on with a commuter bus last week, killing six and injuring 11 others, did not have a valid commercial driver’s license, investigators said. Glenn Chappell was driving a school bus for Baltimore City Public Schools Nov. 1 when for unknown reasons the vehicle rammed the back of a Ford Mustang, struck a cement pillar, and veered into the oncoming lane where it collided with a Maryland Transit Administration bus. The collision killed the drivers of both buses and four of the commuter bus passengers. Eleven others were hospitalized with crash injuries ranging ... Read More

Imported frozen Strawberries Recalled Amid Hepatitis A Outbreak

An Egyptian food exporter is recalling certain lots of frozen strawberries in response to an outbreak of Hepatitis A virus. U.S. health officials traced the outbreak to frozen Egyptian strawberries used in smoothies served at some Tropical Smoothie Café establishments. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that the International Company for Agricultural Production & Processing (ICAPP), based in Ramadan, Egypt, is recalling the frozen strawberries it sent to the U.S. since Jan. 1, 2016, out of an abundance of caution. The recall came a few days after the FDA said ICAPP’s frozen strawberries would not be admitted into ... Read More

Six Dead, Ten Injured After School Bus Hits Baltimore City Bus

A school bus collided head-on with a Baltimore commuter bus Tuesday morning, killing six people and injuring 10 others, some critically. Baltimore law enforcement authorities say that a school bus carrying the driver and an aide was about to pick up its first student sometime after 6:30 a.m. when for unknown reasons it went out of control. The school bus rammed the back of a Ford Mustang and struck a cement pillar at the entrance to Loudon Park Cemetery before veering into the wrong lane and collided head-on with a Maryland Transit Administration bus. The impact killed five of the ... Read More

Enrollment begins on phase 1 trials of newly developed Zika vaccine

An investigational Zika vaccine developed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is entering phase 1 clinical trials in an effort to curb the growing number of those infected and prevent potential public health issues such as neurological birth defects in babies born to infected women. Researchers aim to enroll at least 80 participants between the ages of 18 and 35 years of age. The study will be conducted at three sites in the United States including the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md. The study is designed to test the ... Read More