FDA Reaffirms Safety of Xarelto in A-Fib Patients

After a comprehensive review, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that Xarelto (generic: rivaroxaban) is a safe and effective alternative to warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation (a-fib).

/ October 13, 2016

FDA: Homeopathic Teething Tablets Linked to 10 Baby Deaths

Hyland's and CVS pull all homeopathic teething products — 400 injuries and 10 deaths linked to "deadly nightshade" belladonna poisoning since 1st FDA warning in 2010.

/ October 12, 2016

Dentist Office Water Lines Linked to Infection Outbreak

An infection outbreak in California is raising awareness about bacteria contamination in plastic water-lines dentists use to rinse your mouth.

/ October 12, 2016
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More Ice Cream Recalled Over Listeria in Cookie Dough

At least four companies have issued recalls for ice cream products that contain cookie dough pieces that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that causes severe foodborne illness.

/ October 12, 2016

FDA: Bad Batteries on St. Jude Defibrillators Run Out in 24 Hrs

After two deaths, St. Jude and the FDA warn that bad batteries on nearly 400,000 implantable cardiac defibrillators can run out in 24 hours.

/ October 11, 2016

Costco Chicken Salad Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

Four Salmonella illnesses are being blamed on rotisserie chicken salad sold at a Costco store in Lynwood, Washington, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

/ October 11, 2016
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Taxotere Lawsuits Centralized in MDL

Judges have picked a federal court in Louisiana to centralize lawsuits accusing Sanofi-Aventis of failing to warn about permanent baldness from the chemotherapy drug Taxotere (docetaxel).

/ October 11, 2016
Saline Flush Syringe Infection Outbreak

Saline Flush Syringes Recalled After Infection Outbreak

Nurse Assist Saline Flush Syringes recalled after 33 nursing home patients developed blood infections in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

/ October 10, 2016

Samsung Halts Production of Galaxy Note 7 Following Reports of Fires with Replacement Phones

Samsung announced yesterday that it is temporarily discontinuing production of its Galaxy Note 7 replacement phones amid reports that a number of the devices had caught fire.

/ October 10, 2016

Nestlé Recalls Drumstick Ice Cream Cones After Listeria Test

Nestlé issued a nationwide recall for some Drumstick ice cream cones that may be contaminated with Listeria. No illnesses have been reported.

/ October 10, 2016