The Food and Drug Administration had advised consumers to avoid eating raw alfalfa sprouts because they have been linked to a Salmonella outbreak in six states. There have been 31 cases of illnesses caused by the saintpaul strain of Salmonella in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Utah.
Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd., a generic pharmaceutical company, has announced the recall of Caraco brand digoxin. The tablets were sold in incorrect sizes and may contain too much or too little of the active ingredient digoxin, posing a health risk to patients.
The use of oral contraceptives has been associated with incident systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), according to a study published in the April issue of Arthritis Care & Research. Lupus is a chronic, usually life-long autoimmune disease.
There have been two fatal car accidents involving drivers over the age of 75 in the Pittsburgh area recently, one on the Parkway East and another in Hempfield. Although this has raised concern in some about the safety of elderly drivers on the road, experts say that age is not necessarily an indicator of driving ability.
After 46 driver and passenger deaths, Yamaha Motor Corp. has announced that it is recalling about 145,000 Rhino two-seat utility vehicles (UTV) for repairs. The three model numbers involved in the recall are 450, 660, and 700.