Lumber Liquidators CEO Resigns Amid Allegations, Lawsuits and Potential Criminal Charges

Lumber Liquidators CEO Robert Lynch “unexpectedly” resigned Thursday amid concerns over the … [Continue Reading]

Scores of Patients Sickened by Superbugs as the FDA Put Off Issuing Official Warning to Hospitals About Duodenoscope Contamination

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) waited nearly six years to give into pressure from state … [Continue Reading]

Health Officials Have Struggled With How to Deal With Duodenoscope Contamination for Years

In 2009, state and federal health officials urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to … [Continue Reading]

High Levels of Lead Prompt a Recall of Maggi Noodles Made by Nestle India

Nestle Indian has been ordered by Indian food inspectors to recall a batch of Maggi instant noodles … [Continue Reading]

Instant Noodles Made by Nestle India Found to Contain Dangerously High Levels of Lead and MSG

Nestle India has been ordered by Indian food inspectors to recall a batch of Maggi instant noodles … [Continue Reading]


Lumber Liquidators CEO Resigns Amid Allegations, Lawsuits and Potential Criminal Charges

Lumber Liquidators CEO Robert Lynch “unexpectedly” resigned Thursday amid concerns over the safety of some of the company’s products. Toano, Virginia-based Lumber Liquidators said it will launch a nationwide search for Robert Lynch’s replacement. Company founder Thomas Sullivan will serve as acting CEO in the interim. Shares of the company plummeted 16.5 percent in regular […]

Scores of Patients Sickened by Superbugs as the FDA Put Off Issuing Official Warning to Hospitals About Duodenoscope Contamination

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) waited nearly six years to give into pressure from state and federal health officials to alert hospitals to the contamination risks associated with specialized medical scopes, or duodenoscopes. Officials made the 2009 plea after the scopes were blamed for spreading drug-resistant infections to dozens of hospital patients in […]

Health Officials Have Struggled With How to Deal With Duodenoscope Contamination for Years

In 2009, state and federal health officials urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to alert hospitals about contamination risks from duodenoscopes, but it took the agency nearly six years to issue an official warning about the specialized medical scopes. Contaminated duodenoscopes have been tied to a recent series of superbug outbreaks in the […]

High Levels of Lead Prompt a Recall of Maggi Noodles Made by Nestle India

Nestle Indian has been ordered by Indian food inspectors to recall a batch of Maggi instant noodles from shops across the nation because the product was found to contain dangerous levels of lead and monosodium glutamate (MSG). The Food Safety and Drug Administration (FDA) in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh said that dangerously high […]

Instant Noodles Made by Nestle India Found to Contain Dangerously High Levels of Lead and MSG

Nestle India has been ordered by Indian food inspectors to recall a batch of Maggi instant noodles from shops around the country after it was discovered the product contains MSG and dangerously high levels of lead. According to The Food Safety and Drug Administration (FDA) in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, routine testing on […]

Takata Corp Doubles Airbag Recall

Takata Corp Doubles Airbag Recall

Bowing to pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp has agreed to recall 33.8 million defective airbags, making it the largest auto recall in U.S. history. At least six people have been killed and more than 100 have been injured worldwide due to the defective airbags. The agreement adds more than 18 million airbags to […]

FDA Decision on Trans Fat Ban Expected This Week

FDA Decision on Trans Fat Ban Expected This Week

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may announce its decision on a proposed ban on the use of trans fats (also known as partially hydrogenated oils) in processed foods this week. Trans fats have been widely used in foods for decades, and were generally considered a safe ingredient. Research in recent years, however, has shown […]

VA Department Misspent $6B a Yr Using Charge Cards

VA Officials Grilled About Whistleblower Allegations that the Department Misspent $6 Billion a Year Using Charge Cards

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officials had few answers Thursday at a congressional hearing investigating allegations made by a whistleblower that the department spent up to $6 billion a year using purchase cards without proper contacts. The conduct had allegedly been going on for years. KUSA reports the improper charge card spending allegations including […]

The FDA Will Consider Patient Preferences

The FDA Will Consider Patient Preferences When Weighing Whether to Approve New Medical Devices

Medical device makers will soon incorporate patients’ preferences  in the data they submit to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) when applying for approval for a new product. The Medical Device Innovation Consortium, a collaboration of the device industry, the FDA and the National Institutes of Health released a framework – an “initial thought […]

Robotic Prostatectomy & the Rate of Complications

Robotic Prostatectomy and the Rate of Complications in Low Versus High Volume Hospitals

According to MedPage Today, research shows that there is a significant difference in complication rates between low- and high-volume centers performing robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP). The number of hospitals performing the procedure remained relatively stable between 2009 and 2011. The median procedural volume however, dropped from 137 cases to 85. The complications rates were highest, […]