Out of all of the recalls I have to publish on a daily or weekly basis (foods, drugs, consumer products, autos…) the ones that troubles me most are food recalls.
I sent this letter to the following people last night. As one of your constituents, I ask that you please keep your eyes out for ANY attempt to legislate or bureaucratically mandate (via the USDA) a mandatory National Animal Identification System (NAIS).
Many denture cream products, such as Poligrip and Fixodent, contain zinc that, in excess, can lead to serious zinc poisoning side effects, including neurological disorders.
With the dramatic increase in opium being imported into our country to make oxycodone (OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin), and all the legal opium derivatives, the statistics available from a number of government agencies can help surmise the number of addicts that have been created since the introduction of OxyContin in 1996.
Regardless of what the FDA or any other organization deems as safe we’d like to know What Reason is There to Put Melamine in Baby Formula in the First Place? The ONLY reason to put it in food is to fool testers into thinking a food product has more protein than it really has. This begs the question: Why would we even a have 1 part per million ratio of melamine to other ingredients in ANY food product sold in the United States – let alone the formula we feed to our babies!
Over the past 18 months, a number of studies and reports have emerged which raise concerns about the safety of Avandia (rosiglitazone), and whether the drug should continue to remain on the market.
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This is a guest editorial post written by our newest contributor, Larry Golbom R.Ph MBA of the Prescription Addiction Radio show. We encourage comments from all viewpoints in this discussion on the effects of marketing and distribution of pharmaceutical pain killers.
This is a guest post written by our newest contributor, Larry Golbom R.Ph MBA of the Prescription Addiction Radio show: Starting in 1986, with the misinterpretation of the World Health Organization’s paper concerning terminal pain, the morphinan molecule has come back with a vengeance in the form of oxycodone (Percocet and Oxycontin) and hydrocodone (Vicodin and Lorcet).
Since it was introduced in 2003, the Yamaha Rhino ATV has been associated with a number of rollovers and accidents where riders suffered debilitating fractures when their arms and legs were trapped under the weight of the vehicle.
With such potentially dangerous drugs being produced, one would think the 2006 FDA report stating that ‘Prompt action to correct all of the deficiencies’ must be taken, and that ‘Failure to promptly correct these deviations may result in regulatory action without further notice’ would have yielded these results within a time frame much shorter than two full years. Instead, it took a second FDA inspection earlier this year and hundreds of potential lawsuits, for these products to finally be recalled.
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