August 2007 Archive

Aug 30, 2007

Check the fridge – your bagged spinach may look fresh, but it could lead to diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Metz Fresh has recalled bagged fresh spinach produced on three different packing lines at its California facilities due to Salmonella contamination.

Aug 22, 2007

Attention parents – do you know the hazards children face in the classroom and on the playground? The Consumer Product Safety Commission has released their list of top child safety tips just in time for the 2007-2008 school year.

Aug 21, 2007

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released their alcohol-related traffic fatality statistics for 2006 and the results look grim for drivers under 21. While nearly every figure held steady or saw a slight decline, the number of teenage minors that died in drunk driving accidents increased nearly four percent last year.

Aug 20, 2007

Attention mothers – if you take codeine to treat pain, a rare condition may cause a morphine overdose in your child. The Food and Drug Administration has warned that some women are ultra-rapid metabolizers and their codeine use could lead to serious side effects in breast feeding newborns.

Aug 15, 2007

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that the makers of Avandia and Actos have agreed to black box warning labels, the strongest label a prescription drug can receive in the United States. The new labels will alert consumers and healthcare professionals of the serious risk of heart failure posed by both diabetes drugs.