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VA Faces Questions Over Tainted Colonoscopies

Former patients could have been infected with HIV, hepatitis via non-sterile equipment TUESDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- The scandal over potentially tainted colonoscopy and endoscopy equipment used at three Veterans' Affairs hospitals made its way to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, with U...

Fish in U.S. Rivers Tainted With Common Medications

Study is part of government strategy to tackle issue THURSDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- Fish from five U.S. rivers were found to be tainted with traces of medications and common chemicals, according to a new study from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Baylor University...

U.S. District Court Finds the FDA's Actions on Plan B(R) Tainted by Politics

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Today a U.S. District Court ruled that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed politics to taint their decision to make Plan B(R) available over-the-counter (OTC) for individuals age 18 and older. The judge recognized that the FDA gave into political pre...

Consumer Advisory: Agriculture Department Warns of Tainted Raw Milk Sold By Dauphin County Dairy

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers who purchased raw milk from the Swiss Villa Dairy Farm in Lykens, Dauphin County, at any time after Feb. 9 are advised to discard it immediately due to the risk of Listeria monocytogenes contamination, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff...

FDA: Company Knowingly Shipped Tainted Peanut Products

Agency now reports that Peanut Corp. of America sent out supplies it knew contained salmonella FRIDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- The peanut company at the center of the nationwide salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds knowingly shipped tainted product, the U.S. Food and Drug ...

LegalView Updates Peanut Butter Recall Information Portal with Info on Salmonella Contaminations Among Several Tainted Food Products

LegalView recently reported on the outbreak of salmonella poisoning among Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) brands of peanut butter across the country. Five consumers have died linked to the rash of tainted peanut butter, which is expected to affect more Americans. De...

Minn. Confirms Tainted Peanut Butter Link to Salmonella Outbreak

Health officials report genetic match; Ohio distributor recalls two King Nut brands; almost 400 in 42 states sickened MONDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Lab tests on a tainted tub of peanut butter produced a genetic match to the strain of salmonella that has sickened almost 400 peopl...

Dubious Drugs, Tainted Foods Top 2008's Health Stories

But deaths from heart disease, cancer show encouraging drop WEDNESDAY, Dec. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Doubts over the safety of diabetes and heart treatments, disappointing results for vitamins as cancer fighters, and the withdrawal of over-the-counter cold medicines for kids were some of...

FDA Narrowing Tainted Tomato Probe to One Cluster

Won't identify where, but calls it 'most fruitful' lead in ongoing investigation into salmonella outbreak MONDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- Although a U.S. government investigation into salmonella-tainted tomatoes has not yet identified a specific source for the contamination, healt...

Researchers Identify Contaminant in Tainted Heparin

More testing needed to prove that oversulfated chondroitin sulphate caused deaths, reactions WEDNESDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. researchers say they've confirmed that lots of the blood thinner heparin pulled from the market are contaminated with a man-made chemical called ove...

PA Agriculture Department Warns Consumers of Tainted Raw Milk Sold By Clarion, Crawford County Dairies

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers who purchased raw milk from Piney Ridge dairy farm in New Bethlehem, Clarion County, and Clark and Elaine Duncan's farm in Meadville, Crawford County, anytime after March 10 should discard it immediately due to the risk of Lis...

U.S. Food Safety: A Grocery List of Tainted Products

Recent recalls covered everything from spinach to meat to children's snacks MONDAY, Jan. 14 (HealthDay News) -- In a little less than a year and a half, the list of tainted foods has become as varied as it is long. And the impact on people is stark: An E. coli bacteria outbrea...

Drug Safety, Tainted Food Among Year's Top Health Stories

A big stem cell advance and a jump in the number of uninsured also made the list MONDAY, Dec. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Widely used drugs with questionable side effects, and major recalls of foods consumed by Americans and their pets --both of those stories, plus a significant stem cell ...

PA Agriculture Department Warns Consumers of Tainted Raw Milk Sold by Perry County Dairy

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers who purchased raw milk from the Amos B. King dairy farm in Blain, Perry County, any time after Aug. 21, should discard it immediately due to the risk of campylobacterosis contamination, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said today....

Doctors Medical Center Election Tainted

Management opened door to NUHW organizing effort OAKLAND, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West (SEIU UHW) is protesting the recent decision by the California Public Employee Relations Board (PERB) to allow the decertification election at Doctors Medica...

Panama Official Arrested Over Tainted Medicine Deaths of 100

PANAMA CITY, June 1, 2007 (AFP) - The director of Panama's Social Security Fund was arrested Friday in the deaths of more than 100 patients in recent months due to contaminated medicinal syrup. Rene Luciani's arrest came after two former directors of the Social Security Fund, Juan Jovane and Rol...

Consumers Warned of Tainted Raw Milk Sold by Butler County Dairy

Consumers who have purchased raw milk from Fisher's Dairy, Butler County, any time after April 9, 2007, should discard it immediately due to the risk of Listeria// monocytogenes contamination, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said today. "During routine inspection, a preliminary test showed...

FDA Approves Novel Test to Check Tainted Blood in Blood Banks

The Food and Drug Administration gave the go-ahead for a diagnostic test, to check for the presence// of a life-threatening parasitic infection, widespread in Latin America and the United States’ blood banks that could pose a huge risk to patients. Many reputed blood banks have seconded this ...

Taco Bell Restaurant in NJ Tainted by Reports of E Coli Outbreak

Central New Jersey was the focus of attention following an E. coli outbreak. In the last fortnight, at least 22 people reported sick with abdominal cramps, //fever and diarrhea. They were diagnosed with E coli infection. The Taco Bell restaurants, operated by Yum Brands Inc in New Jersey have...

Eighty Children Die Of Aids Due To Tainted Blood, Dirty Needles In Southern Kazakhstan

The death toll of HIV-infected children in South Kazakhstan has reached 80 with the recent death //of a 5-year old boy in Sairam district – said the officials and non-governmental groups. It is believed that the five-year-old boy had a severe inborn cardiac defect, which caused the death. Chief...

Voluntary Recall Of Tainted Painkillers

Metal-tainted acetaminophen outbreak appears to be the latest in a series of outbreaks this fall. However no one appears to have been harmed. //Still Perrigo Company, the world's largest manufacturer of generic over-the-counter drugs is not planning on taking any chances. At a cost of $2.9 million,...

WHO takes initiative to fight corruption tainted medicine production-supply chain

The WHO in a shocking revelation pointed out that although very difficult to disseminate actual figures it has been estimated roughly // that about 10%- 25% of the funds allocated for the disbursement of medicines to the public by the governments globally gets misused or lost because of fraudulent ...

Pharmaceutical Industry Supported Review of Drugs – Tainted Truths

British Medical Journal reported today that reviews of drugs, which are supported by the pharmaceutical industry are less transparent, and are likely to conclude// sympathetically as compared to independent reviews, reveals a recently concluded study. The authors opine that bias in drug tria...

Pew Statement on House Passage of Food Safety Legislation

...ger rules regarding the safety of imported foods and will also ensure that companies and the FDA can trace the source of food contamination and recall tainted food, so health authorities can quickly and efficiently respond to outbreaks. "We thank the leaders of this effort including Reps. Henry Waxm...

Giant Bud Banner Half the Size of Football Field Flies Sunday Protesting Hydroponics Industry Cartel Monopoly that's Harming California's Medical Marijuana Patients

...cednutrients.com ) hydroponics company that's flying the huge protest banner for six hours during the Expo's public-invited day on Sunday, the Expo is tainted by a "cadre of good old boys who make tons of money off medical marijuana growers and patients but lack the courage and honesty to allow open and...

Sokolove Law Launches Chinese Drywall Consumer Advocacy Hotline

...with general information about the potential health hazards from the use of tainted Chinese-made drywall in U.S. homes. According to the Consumer Product Safe... over the last 5 years. The estimated number of U.S. homes affected by the tainted drywall is 100,000 nationwide, of which 30,000 of them are in Florida alone...

Four Miami-Area Residents Sentenced In $10 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

...esses admitted he was generally paid $1,000 for every vial of blood that he tainted for his co-conspirators at Midway. Dagnesses also admitted he was fully awa...d to being fully aware that blood samples drawn from Midway's patients were tainted to make it appear that the patients had conditions they did not have. Despi...

U.S. Public Lacks Confidence in FDA: Poll

...ent food-borne illness outbreaks, including the recent peanut/salmonella scandal and another salmonella outbreak in 2008 that was eventually traced to tainted jalapeno peppers. "Every time you get a food recall, spinach or tomatoes or any of those things, you get a huge blip in public opinion and people c...

Raw Nuts Could Be Salmonella Source in Pistachios: Report

...his is not the first time this year that nut products have been found to be tainted with salmonella. In January, U.S. officials launched a criminal investigation into a salmonella outbreak tied to tainted peanut products that sickened almost 700 people and may have contributed to...

FDA Investigating Salmonella-Tainted Pistachios

...his is not the first time this year that nut products have been found to be tainted with salmonella. In January, U.S. officials launched a criminal investigation into a salmonella outbreak tied to tainted peanut products that sickened almost 700 people and may have contributed to...

LegalView Informs Baxter Heparin Patients of New Testing Standards for Blood Thinner Following Deaths From Previous Contamination

...the contaminated drug was used on patients, according to Bloomberg News.The tainted blood thinner was found to have an ingredient that caused the deaths of sev...eport from February 4. Individuals who have previously been a victim to the tainted Baxter Heparin side effects are advised to discuss the legalities of the ...

Miami Doctor and Chemist Plead Guilty in HIV Infusion Fraud Scheme

...t Midway, who would send it to a laboratory for testing. Dagnesses admitted that he was generally usually paid $1,000 for every vial of blood that he tainted for his co-conspirators at Midway. Dagnesses admitted he was aware that the purpose of tainting the blood was to obtain false laboratory reports for ...

Two Doctors and Two Medical Assistants Plead Guilty in $10 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

...ct, they had not provided medications. The medical assistants also admitted to being fully aware that blood samples drawn from Midway's patients were tainted to make it appear that the patients had conditions they did not have. Both assistants admitted to administering medications to patients that they kne...

KIND Snacks Unaffected by Peanut Butter Recall

... other regulatory agencies have indicated that PCA is the focus of their investigation concerning a recent salmonella outbreak thought to be caused by tainted peanut butter. KIND does not and has never sourced any ingredients from PCA, and we regularly conduct testing in our facilities to assure compliance w...

Three Miami Physicians and Three Medical Workers Charged With $10 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

... and Nodarse are further charged with distributing the proceeds of the fraud through a series of financial transactions involving more that $10,000 in tainted funds. The indictment alleges that the physicians at Midway Medical billed more than $10 million to the Medicare program for services that were...

Findings raise new questions about evolution of hormones in mammals

...70s, research was confined to drawing hormones from blood or from trapping animals in the wild. Often, those methods yielded hormone samples that were tainted by heightened stress hormones when the animals were handled by researchers. If researchers can identify which specific animal produced the feces, it's...

Tainted China Formula Caused High Rate of Kidney Stones in Kids

...y U.S. consumers first became aware of melamine contamination in 2007, when tainted pet food from China killed more than 4,000 dogs and cats in the United Stat... They found that about 9.9 percent of Chinese children who had ingested the tainted products developed kidney stones. In Taiwan, close to 20 percent developed ...

New Standards Set for Heparin and Glycerin

... Stricter testing is aimed at keeping tainted drugs, products off U.S. market WEDNES...dards." The contaminated heparin from China was tainted with over-sulfated chondroitin sulfate, which is m...when 34 Nigerian children died after being given a tainted teething drug, according to the FDA. With that ...

Obama Orders Review of FDA in Salmonella Outbreak

... new cases could be expected to continue for weeks. The current salmonella outbreak isn't the first time Peanut Corp. has been involved in shipping tainted product, Sundlof said Friday. Last April, months before the first signs of the salmonella outbreak appeared in the United States, peanuts exported ...

Trust for America's Health Applauds President Obama's Call for a Complete Review of the U.S. Food Safety System

...to require a preventive standard for production and the oversight function failed at several points after problems were identified. The result was the tainted product was knowingly shipped to institutions who serve some of the most vulnerable members of our society." Levi went on to urge the President to "mo...
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