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Cantaloupes may be source of salmonella, defective product injuries

by fpw | March 25th, 2008

March 25, 2008 The FDA reports that cantaloupes from a Honduran grower and packer appear to be the source of defective product injuries in the United States. The defective product injuries resulting from the cantaloupes include salmonella and 50 people in 16 states have suffered defective product injuries because of the grower’s cantaloupes. The FDA

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Reebok to pay $1 million for recalled lead bracelets which caused the defective product related death of a child in 2006

by fpw | March 19th, 2008

March 20, 2008 USA Today reported that Reebok will pay a $1 million fine for recalled bracelets that contained toxic levels of lead which caused the death of a 4-year-old child. Reebok imported and distributed lead charm bracelets, giving them away with children’s shoes purchases. A heart-shaped charm from the defective product caused a fatal

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FDA issues drug injury alert on Tussionex

by fpw | March 18th, 2008

March 18, 2008 The United States Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert on Tussionex Pennkinetic Extended Release Suspension due to recent reports of drug injuries, including death, as a result of misuse and inappropriate use of the prescription cough medicine. Risk of drug injury is associated with patients who may be taking more

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FDA Issues Alert on Tussionex

by fpw | March 13th, 2008

The Food and Drug Administration has released a warning on the cough medication Tussionex, which contains hydrocodone. Cases of serious adverse events, including death, have been reported in people and children using the product. Tussionex is a prescription cough medicine that is used by both adults and children. It contains the potent narcotic hydrocodone and

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