Tag Archives: Drug Recalls

Drug Recalls: Is Avandia Next?

On July 16, 2010, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided to keep the diabetes drug Avandia (rosiglitazone) on the market despite a cardiovascular threat to some patients. Conflicting studies have shown that the drug rosiglitazone promotes increased cardiovascular risk to patients with diabetes. The FDA, as well as the Endocrine Society, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American Diabetes Association, have issued warnings that stopping the...
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Two People Extracted from Wreckage of California Boating Accident

A watercraft accident at Lake Havasu resulted in all aboard being injured and the extraction of two Chino men from the wreckage. Accident investigators say the accident occurred near California Cove in Needles late in the evening on April 16. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s personnel responding to the accident found the wreckage of the large ski boat around 10:30 p.m. that evening in the desert nearly 50 feet from...
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Drug Company Issues Voluntary Recall of Drug

Prescription drug manufacturer American Regent has issued a voluntary recall of every lot of their ketorolac tromethamine injection, 30 mg/ml product. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced recently that particulate matter and crystallization might be present in the drug that could result in obstruction of blood vessels. If a person injects the drug and particulate matter and crystallization is present, it could induce pulmonary emboli or thrombosis...
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Children’s Tylenol Recalled

This Newsday article claims that the McNeil unit of Johnson & Johnson has voluntarily recalled 57 lots of infants and children’s liquid Tylenol products due to the possibility of bacterial contamination. The Tylenol products manufactured between April and June 2009 included almost two dozen varieties subject to the recall. Johnson & Johnson has said publicly that an inactive ingredient in the various types of product did not meet the...
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FDA Recalls Hydroxycut

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially warned consumers to discontinue using the popular weight loss product, Hydroxycut. In a press release issued May 1, 2009, the FDA made the warning about the product after receiving numerous reports of serious liver damage among those using the dietary supplement products. As of the time of the recall announcement, Hydroxycut has been involved in at least one death...
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