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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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Pharmaceutical levels found in drinking water could cause drug injuries

by fpw | March 13th, 2008

March 13, 2008 Yahoo News reports that many water agencies are saying that the quality of their drinking water is well above Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards when confronted with the results of an Associated Press investigation, which showed the national environmental effect of improper disposal of pharmaceuticals on water. However, many water agencies say

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