Serious Risks Associated with use of Antibiotic Zithromax

Among the various adverse reactions associated with the use of the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin) is Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS), an allergic reaction characterized by rash, blisters and the loss of large amounts of skin due to serious burns. This allergic skin reaction to azithromycin has left many patients hospitalized for months at a time, leaving […]

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Fruit Recall for Potential Listeria Contamination & Wegmans Fruit Desserts

A California packing company has voluntarily issued a nationwide recall for several conventional and organic varieties of stone fruits packed between June 1 and July 12 due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Wawona Packing Co. of Cutler, CA, issued a voluntary recall of conventional and organic varieties of yellow peaches and nectarines, white peaches […]

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Indian Pharmacy Recalls Antidepressants Sent to U.S.

India’s Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd is recalling 41,127 bottles of anti-depressants venlafaxine hydrochloride in the United States after the drug failed to dissolve properly, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said. The voluntary recall by Sun Pharma’s unit Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories Ltd in June was classified by the FDA as Class II, meaning that […]

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Where to Learn About Auto Recalls

Being involved in a car accident can be a terrifying and debilitating experience. In 2010 alone, there were 5.6 million motor vehicle crashes, according to crash statistics and reports published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Unfortunately, defective and unsafe vehicles contributed to some of these accidents. In order to protect yourself and […]

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BMW Recalls 1.6 Million Cars due to Airbag Issues

Last month the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said seven automakers; BMW, Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Mazda, Chrysler and Ford would be recalling vehicles to fix a possible safety defect in air bag inflators built by the Japanese company, Takata. As we have blogged on several occasions, thousands of GM vehicles have also been […]

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FDA Approves a New Narcotic Painkiller…Is This a Mistake??

Prescription painkillers have been identified as one of the major causes of overdoses, as well as drug addiction. For the past few years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended tighter controls on narcotic painkillers, following record numbers of addiction rates and deaths associated with accidental overdoses. In a recent article, Dr. Sanjay […]

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Amazon Sued for Over Billing App Store Purchases Made by Kids

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Thursday filed a lawsuit in a Federal District Court in Seattle, contending that Amazon improperly billed customers for “many millions of dollars” of charges made by children without their parents’ consent. The suit focuses on charges related to games downloaded through Amazon’s app store. The suit says that Amazon’s […]

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Sun Pharma Recalls 40,000 Bottles of Antidepressant in U.S.

India’s Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd is recalling 41,127 bottles of antidepressant venlafaxine hydrochloride in the United States after the drug failed to properly dissolve, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said. Sun Pharma’s unit Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories Inc. began the voluntary recall in June and was classified by the FDA as a Class II, […]

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Do Over-Protective Parents Take the Fun out of Being Kids?

Most of us grew up at the local playground without worrying about what could happen if we fell. More and more parents today are over-protective and spend more time worrying about what could happen rather than letting their kids have fun and occasionally skin their knees. Children need to learn independence and some sort of […]

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