The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Medtronic Inc. has voluntarily recalled an estimated 60,000 Quick-set infusion sets used by diabetics across the country. The faulty products may improperly vent air pressure, which could potentially deliver too much or too little insulin to diabetes patients, possibly leading to serious injury or death.
New food safety guidelines for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have been developed in an effort to avoid food contaminations like the recent Nestlé E. coli outbreak. The initiatives were outlined by Vice President Joe Biden, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Many of us take painkillers without even thinking about it. However, recent FDA warnings of liver damage may make you think twice. While some recommendations have been made to take the prescription drugs Vicodin and Percocet off the shelves, other experts advise targeting acetaminophen specifically by lowering its recommended daily dosage.
Right before Fourth of July cookouts, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the expansion of a beef recall issued last week by JBS Swift Beef Company. The expanded recall extends to 380,000 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli.