October 2008 Archive

Oct 27, 2008

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said that it may once again strengthen warnings on Pfizer's anti smoking drug Chantix. The agency is currently reviewing a report issued by the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices that claims there were 1,001 adverse incidents linked to the medication in the first quarter of this year.

Oct 22, 2008

A report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has revealed that nearly one in four biological drugs, including Enbrel, Humira, Tysabri, and Raptiva, has required some type of regulatory action to ensure patient safety. In each instance, regulation occurred after the medications were available to the public.

Oct 21, 2008

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of 985,000 Delta drop side cribs to replace missing safety pegs. Failure to use or install the pegs can pose an entrapment and suffocation risk to infants and toddlers.

Oct 21, 2008

This is part of an ongoing series of Social Security Disability posts from Attorney Dennis Liotta, partner and the manager of our law firm's Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability Departments.

Oct 20, 2008

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced safety warnings and labeling changes for the psoriasis drug Raptiva. The injectable medication has been linked to severe reactions in patients, including deaths and hospitalizations.

Oct 17, 2008

For the first time, a major population-based study has linked the plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) to health conditions like diabetes and heart disease in adults. The research was done by the Peninsula Medical School, the University of Exeter and the University of Plymouth, and the University of Iowa.

Oct 08, 2008

A recent outbreak of Salmonella poisoning has prompted an important reminder about microwaving food. After 32 people in 12 states were sickened after eating chicken dishes, the government has announced that microwaving raw meat may not always be safe.