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      Drug Pulled From the Market for Heart Attack Risks

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      Abbott Laboratories has agreed to pull the weight loss drug Meridia (sibutramine) because clinical studies found rhe drug increased the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Approximately 8 million people worldwide take the drug, according to the FDA, ths includes about 100,000 Americans. “Meridia’s continued availability is not justified when...
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      Congress Invesigates Johnson & Johnson and Recent Recalls

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      Congress is opening an investigation into the recent recall of children’s medications produced at a Fort Washington plant owned by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a division of Johnson & Johnson. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform announced it would hold a hearing May 27 to explore what led McNeil...
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      Tylenol Serious Side Effects Investigated

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      According to a report from CNN, the Food and Drug Administration is investigating reports of hundreds of serious side effects from drugs recently recalled by McNeil, a division of Johnson & Johnson. Included were reports of deaths (with almost all found to be not caused by the drugs). According to...
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      Johnson & Johnson Recalls Children’s Tylenol, Motrin

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      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is urged consumers not to use liquid Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl and Zyrtec medicines for children and infants after a recall announced by the manufacturer. The recall includes dozens of products. McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., in consultation with the U.S. Food and...
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      Recall of Cadmium Laden Children’s Necklaces

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      Necklaces Sold Exclusively at Walmart Stores the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced today the recall of “The Princess and The Frog” themed metal children’s pendants because of high levls of the toxic metal cadmium. The voluntary recall includes 55,000 pendants sold at Wal-Mart. Several weeks ago, the AP published...
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      FDA Warns of Heart Risks With Diet Drug

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      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reviewed data that indicates an increased risk of heart attack and stroke in patients with a history of cardiovascular disease using sibutramine, marketed as the weight loss medication Meridia. The sibutramine drug label already includes warnings against the use of sibutramine in...
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      FDA Issues Warning of Counterfeit Product: Alli 60 mg capsules (120 count refill kit)

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      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is today warning consumers about a counterfeit and potentially harmful version of Alli 60 mg capsules (120 count refill kit). Preliminary laboratory tests revealed that the counterfeit version did not contain orlistat, the active ingredient in its product. Instead, the counterfeit product contained the...
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      FDA Recall of Several OTC Products Across the Globe, Including Aspirin for Children

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      McNeil Consumer Healthcare Announces Voluntary Recall of Certain Over-The-Counter (OTC) Products in the Americas, UAE, and Fiji In consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., is voluntarily recalling certain lots of OTC products in the Americas, the United Arab Emirates (UAE),...
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