Single-Car Crash in Long Island Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Critically Injured

One person is dead and two more are critically injured following a single-vehicle crash in Deer … [Continue Reading]

Report Says FDA Approval Does Not Guarantee a Drug’s Safety and Effectiveness

After an investigation of diabetes drugs, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel concluded Food and Drug … [Continue Reading]

J.J. Fuds Pet Food Recalled Due to Potential Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds has recalled a lot of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food because it may be … [Continue Reading]

Danish Study Suggests Increased Brain Tumor Risk Associated with Long-term Use of Hormonal Contraceptives

A new study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology reports an increased risk of … [Continue Reading]

Pipeline Concerns Renewed with Montana Oil Spill

A second oil spill in Montana's Yellowstone River in less than four years has revived concerns about … [Continue Reading]


Single-Car Crash in Long Island Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Critically Injured

One person is dead and two more are critically injured following a single-vehicle crash in Deer Park, Long Island. Associated Press reports that the 2003 Infiniti was headed southbound on Straight Path when the car veered off course and hit a tree south of Sagamore Lane. The incidence occurred at 4:30 a.m. Monday. Suffolk County […]

Report Says FDA Approval Does Not Guarantee a Drug’s Safety and Effectiveness

After an investigation of diabetes drugs, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel concluded Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval is no guarantee a drug is safe and effective. The Journal Sentinel, in partnership with MedPage Today, revealed that in the last decade more than 3,000 deaths and 20,000 hospitalizations have been linked to diabetes drugs, including Januvia, […]

J.J. Fuds Pet Food Recalled Due to Potential Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds has recalled a lot of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food because it may be contaminated with Listeria monosytogenes, according to a recall notice posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) website. In young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems, Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious […]

Danish Study Suggests Increased Brain Tumor Risk Associated with Long-term Use of Hormonal Contraceptives

A new study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology reports an increased risk of certain brain tumors associated with the long-term use of hormonal contraceptives. The study reports that taking a hormonal contraceptive for five years or more is associated with a possible increase in the woman’s risk of developing a rare tumor, […]

Pipeline Concerns Renewed with Montana Oil Spill

A second oil spill in Montana’s Yellowstone River in less than four years has revived concerns about the aging pipeline system in the US. According to Associated Press, 40,000 gallons of oil contaminated downstream water supplies in the city of Glendive due to a breach in a decades-old Poplar pipeline. Investigators and company officials are […]

Florida Whistleblower Wins Ruling Against Department of Interior

A former employee at Florida’s Canaveral National Seashore who reported contracting violations, nepotism and other misconduct won a whistleblower retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior. Last month a federal civil service court judge in Atlanta ruled that Candace Carter, a former biological science technician at the park, had been subjected to assault, harassment […]

British Health Regulatory Agency Issues Strong Caution on Valproate Use in Women of Childbearing Age

Britain’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a statement urging healthcare professionals to give women better information on the pregnancy risks associated with with Depakote and other medicines containing valproate,  which are used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder. MHRA strengthened product information and the agency is making informational booklets available to […]

Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System Recalled in UK

Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System Recalled in UK for Infection Risk

Smith & Nephew has recalled the Renasys negative pressure wound care systems because of the risk of maceration, infection, loss of negative pressure, or unrecognized bleeding in wounds if there is a blockage in the vacuum system of the affected devices, according to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), Britain’s health regulatory agency. […]

FDA Issues Safety Warning on Use of Bone Graft Devices

FDA Issues Safety Warning on Use of Bone Graft Devices in Patients Under 18

In a safety communication addressed to healthcare providers, patients, and parents and guardians, the Food and Drug Administration is warning that bone graft devices containing recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides can cause serious injury when used in patients under age 18. Certain recombinant proteins and synthetic peptides mimic natural bone growth substances and these may […]

Groups Urge Regulation of E-cigarettes & Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Urge Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, two of the country’s leading cancer research and treatment organizations are urging the federal government to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. The American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to move quickly to make […]