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March 2009 Archive

Published on Mar 30, 2009 by Edgar Snyder
Investigators say that the FDA's food tracing system needs improvement

Investigators recently tested the nation's food tracing system, looking to see if they could follow different products through the supply chain. They found that only five out of 40 foods were completely traceable, a flaw that seriously impairs foodborne illness investigations.

Published on Mar 25, 2009 by Edgar Snyder
Lawsuit filed over kidney damage allegedly caused by Fleet Phospho-soda

Last week, four Virginia residents filed lawsuits against C.B. Fleet Co. claiming that the manufacturer promoted its over-the-counter laxative, Fleet Phospho-soda, at double doses for use during colonoscopy prep. According to the lawsuits, this resulted in potentially life-threatening kidney failure in the plaintiffs.

Published on Mar 24, 2009 by Edgar Snyder
Watson Pharmaceuticals recalls oversized tablets

Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has recalled one lot of Propafenone HCL 225 mg tablets sold in 100 count bottles. Some tablets may be oversized and contain higher levels of the active ingredient than indicated, posing a health risk to some patients.

Published on Mar 04, 2009 by Edgar Snyder
Supreme Court upholds lawsuit against drug maker Wyeth brought by Diana Levine

The Supreme Court has ruled that federal law doesn't block a lawsuit in state court brought by Diana Levine, who suffered injuries from improper administration of the drug Phenergan. The court ruled that Ms. Levine is entitled to a $6.7 million judgment against Phenergan's manufacturer, Wyeth.

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