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Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: November 20-26, 2017

Each week we compile a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that the public should be aware of for their safety and so that they can make informed decisions.31 Recalls to be aware this week.

Pharmaceuticals/Drugs:
Recalled RiometSun Pharmaceutical Industries Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Riomet® (Metformin Hydrochloride Oral Solution) Manufactured […]

Survivors of Ovarian Cancer Victim Seek Review After Court Tosses $72 Million Jury Verdict

The case of an ovarian cancer victim made news when a St. Louis jury awarded $72 million to her family in a wrongful death lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. However, last month, a Missouri appellate court tossed out that jury verdict. The family is now seeking a review of that appellate court decision for […]

Xarelto Lawsuit Alleges Pharma Companies Rigged Clinical Trials

A Pennsylvania state court jury heard that pharmaceutical companies Bayer and Johnson & Johnson rigged a clinical trial to make the blood-thinning drug Xarelto appear safer compared to its main competitor in the market. According to a news report, the Xarelto lawsuit was filed by an Indiana woman who claims she suffered gastrointestinal bleeding […]

J&J Hit With Talcum Powder Lawsuit in Connecticut

The family of a woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson claiming that her use of the company’s talcum powder led to her ovarian cancer and ultimate death. According to a news report, this talcum powder lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Connecticut and alleges that the woman, […]

Construction Workers Injured in Building Collapse

Six construction workers were tragically injured after a building, which they were working on, partially collapsed in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. According to a report, workers were loading cement blocks onto the roof of a brownstone when part of the roof collapsed into the basement. Firefighters pulled six of the construction workers out of the […]

Abbott Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Defective St. Jude Defibrillators

Abbott Laboratories subsidiary, St. Jude Medical, are facing a nationwide class action lawsuit, which alleges that the companies knowingly failed to report a risk involving a battery depletion defect in some of its cardiac defibrillators dating back as early as 2011. According to news reports, the lawsuit was filed on behalf of ASEA/AFSCME Local […]

Textalyzer Could Help Bust Texting Drivers

Lawmakers in several states are starting to write or consider a law that allows law enforcement officials patrolling the highways to use a device known as the “textalyzer,” which will help them determine right away if a driver has been texting before a crash. According to reports, the legislation that was first introduced in […]

Newly Found Emails Show Monsanto May Have Tried To Influence Roundup Research

New documents released in a lawsuit against Monsanto raise fresh questions about the company’s efforts to influence scientific research concerning the safety of its highest-profile product, Roundup weed killer. According to a news report in The New York Times, the active ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, is the most common weed killer in the world […]

Six Nursing Homes in Connecticut Fined for Abuse and Neglect of Residents

Connecticut has fined six nursing homes for various violations, which jeopardized patient safety, including one case in which a resident was struck by a nursing home employee resulting in broken bones. According to a news report, one nursing home was fined in two instances. In one case, a resident with Parkinson’s disease and dementia […]

Taking Xarelto? Stay Away from Grapefruit

If you are taking the blood thinner Xarelto, it is best to avoid grapefruit because of potentially harmful interactions. According to the experts at People’s Pharmacy, it is better to limit grapefruit if you are taking Xarelto because it has the potential to cause complications including severe bleeding. However, the drug’s manufacturers, Bayer and […]