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Indian Drug Maker Recalling Antibacterial Drug

The U.S. unit of Lupin Ltd., an Indian drug maker, is recalling thousands of bottles of antibacterial drugs, due to a failure to meet the FDA standards for impurities. The recall, reported by the Wall Street Journal, was initiated on Jan. 27, but the FDA did not notify the public until the week of April 14.

This recall is for a drug called cefixime, which is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the upper-respiratory tract and of the ear. The FDA considers this a Class III recall, according to Reuters, meaning that use of or exposure to the drug is unlikely to cause adverse health effects.

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Johnson & Johnson Must Pay Out $1.2 Million Following Vaginal Mesh Jury Verdict

In the first ruling against Johnson & Johnson’s line of vaginal-mesh products, a Texas jury ruled that the TVT-O mesh sling was incorrectly designed. It awarded $1.2 million to Linda Batiste in compensatory damages. Batiste complained of pelvic pain while the device was inside of her. Johnson & Johnson is currently facing more than 12,000Continue Reading

Plaintiffs and GM Battle over “Park-it-Now” Decision

The debate in the controversial General Motors vehicle recalls have shifted over to whether or not all of the near 2.6 million vehicles should be grounded until the ignition defect has been fixed. Spokespeople for GM have claimed that the cars could be driven safely if operators used keys which were not weighed down. AContinue Reading

General Motors Hit with Fine for Failing to Provide Proper Recall Information

Following the recall of near 2.6 million vehicles in February 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued General Motors a list of 107 questions regarding the company’s response to the faulty ignition switches. General Motors’ failure to respond to those questions has prompted a $28,000 fine from the NHTSA, according to the New YorkContinue Reading

This is Why We Need A Civil Justice System

The decision makers at General Motors ought to be ashamed of themselves. Just as they were crawling from the shadow of bankruptcy, they reminded us of their underhanded and back-alley tactics. The result is 13 wrongful deaths, countless injuries, a bevy of questions and few answers. Take a look at this video to get someContinue Reading

GM In Trouble Again: This Time Because of Recalls

General Motors is in hot water once again, just when consumers may have been ready to move passed their shadow of bankruptcy. The American automobile company has recalled 1.6 million vehicles, due to a ignition defect, which causes the engine to stop running, with the vehicle still in motion, according to multiple reports. What’s worseContinue Reading

Product Recalls & Health Alerts

Schools told to discard Smucker’s Uncrustables over salmonella concern. The AP (10/19) reports Federal and state officials have asked “school lunch programs” to discard any Smucker’s Uncrustables sandwiches because they “might contain peanut butter” produced by Portales, New Mexico-based Sunland Inc., which the FDA placed under recall “because of potential salmonella contamination.” USDA spokesperson AlynContinue Reading

FDA Recalls & Product Safety

    FDA warns misusing opiate painkiller could cause TTP. Reuters (10/12) (10/12) reports that the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday issued a safety alert, warning that abusing Endo Pharmaceuticals’ pain treatment, Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride extended-release tablets), which is administered orally, by injecting intravenously, could result in a severe, sometimes fatal, blood disorder.Continue Reading