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Greg Webb

Public Citizen Chides FDA for Failing to Recall Stryker Stent

According to a recent Bloomberg Businessweek article (Jan. 12) by Michelle Fay Cortez, Michael Carome, deputy director of Public Citizen’s Health Research Group and author of a petition to recall the Stryker Corporation’s Wingspan [...]
Greg Webb

Semper Fi – 30 Years of Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune Captured in Film

One might associate possible chemical contamination with landfills and leaching from rusted underground gas tanks, or the presence of nuclear fallout from tests during the 1950s and 1960s, or even from dumped industrial waste products finding [...]
Greg Webb

Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Warned by FDA in Another Round of Implant Bad News

Medical devices, such has hip, knee and joint replacement devices, require FDA approval prior to marketing and surgical implantation. Apparently Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopedics unit didn’t totally comprehend the approval [...]
Greg Webb

More Study Ordered on Implantable Surgical Mesh by FDA

Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an order "requiring makers of implantable surgical mesh used to treat urinary incontinence in women to study its risks."[1] One might say to the FDA that the [...]
Greg Webb

New Brain Injury Research by UVa and Other Med Schools on the Horizon

According to an article appearing in Charlottesville, Virginia's The Daily Progress on January 17, 2012, more scientific research by over 100 medical schools, including the University of Virginia Medical School, soon will be devoted to [...]
Greg Webb

What’s In An FDA Warning? J & J and Recalls,Insulin Pumps, Etc.

The growing problem of quality problems at Johnson & Johnson has prompted federal regulators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to warn the company, The same organization that produces baby powder, shampoo and lotions parents [...]
Greg Webb

Trucking Safety – One State Takes A Hard Look At What's On The Road

Indiana State Police inspectors say approximately 25 percent of the trucks traveling on Indiana’s state highways in the state’s northwestern Lake and Porter counties, from 2003-2008 were beleaguered with serious safety defects [...]
Greg Webb

A Big Headache! Novartis AG Recalls Multiple Products

Folks who regularly take Excedrin, Bufferin and other over-the- counter preparations, such as Gas-X and No-Doz, will want to check their medicine cabinets for these products as Novartis AG is voluntarily recalling the over-the-counter drugs [...]
Greg Webb

30,400 Kids Bicycle Helmets Recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a voluntary recall, in cooperation with Triple Eight Distribution, Inc., of Port Washington, N.Y., of approximately 30,400 bicycle helmets which have been marketed for use by [...]
Greg Webb

Get the Lead Out – Children’s Furniture from China Recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Elegant Gifts Mart, LLC, of Los Angeles, California, has announced a voluntary recall of approximately 1,600 folding chairs and 1,300 stools of children’s furniture [...]