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Chrissie Cole

Certain Health Valley Granola Bars Recalled

Lovin Oven, LLC, announced a precautionary, voluntary recall of certain Health Valley Organic Granola Bars because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
To this date, no illnesses have been…

Chrissie Cole

Hazelnuts Recalled By Whole Foods Markets In Some States

Organic raw hazelnuts (filberts) sold in bulk through Whole Foods Market stores in California, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington have been recalled because the nuts were…

Linda Snyder - Director of Marketing

The Heparin Debacle Part One

Remember what it felt like as a kid when you went into a candy store and you were overwhelmed with how many choices of sweets lay before you? When I read the New York Times article, U.S….

Linda Snyder - Director of Marketing

Vytorin and Zetia Only to be Used as Last Resort

The American College of Cardiology has recommended that the popular drugs Vytorin and Zetia should only be used after all other cholesterol lowering drugs fail. The panel’s spokesman, Harlan…

Shannon Weidemann

Contaminated Heparin Syringes Recalled

A second manufacturer of pre-filled Heparin syringes has issued a drug recall for 32 lots of product. The syringes were manufactured by Covidien who received components for making Heparin from the…

Shannon Weidemann

Trasylol Pulled From Market

The antibleeding drug Trasylol has been pulled from the market around the world after a study has shown there may be an increased risk of death from use. The drug is used during heart bypass surgery. The announcement came as a Canadian study comparing the safety and efficacy of Trasylol with two others was halted. Preliminary results from that trial also suggested Trasylol increased the risk…

Shannon Weidemann

Avandia Gets Black Box Warning Label

The FDA has issued that the diabetes drug Avandia should carry a black box warning label for possible heart failure related to taking the drug. The warning labels will appear on all drugs in the thiazolidinedione class. GlaxoSmithKline is the manufacturer of Avandia. “This new boxed warning addresses FDA’s concerns that despite the warnings and information already listed in the drug labels,…

Shannon Weidemann

Liquid Grifulvin Recalled Due to Glass

Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc. is recalling glass bottles of GRIFULVIN V(R) griseofulvin oral suspension (liquid) due to glass fragments found in some bottles. The recall is only for the liquid form of the drug. Consumers should call their pharmarcy to see if their prescription is included in the recall. The two reports of glass fragments are believed to be the result of bottle breakage…

Staff Writer

Lyrica added to Worst Pills do not use list

WorstPills.org posted in January an alert saying that consumers should not used Lyrica to treat neuropathic pain because of the potential risks and side effects.Lyrica (pregabalin), manufactured by Pfizer, is often used to treat epilepsy. WorsPills.org specifically recommends not to use this drug until 2012, or seven years after FDA approval. This means that they believe the drug needs more…

Staff Writer

"Black-Box" Antidepressant Warning Still Debated

According to a report by the United Press International, the debate continues over the antidepressant’s “black box” label, warning of the increased risk for suicidal thoughts and behavior, especially among adolescents. Supporters of the warning see it as necessary and are upset that some doctors are needlessly prescribing these treatments to children. Critics of the warning believe that it…