Organic Food Items Recalled After Listeria is Found in Spinach

Four organic food companies are pulling some of their products off the market after routine testing … [Continue Reading]

New York’s Suffolk County Enacts Liquid Nicotine Warning

On March 23, Suffolk County, New York, County Executive Steve Bellone signed into law a requirement … [Continue Reading]

Fired Florida JCPenney Employee Files Whistleblower Lawsuit

A fired JCPenney employee, who worked part time in the custom decorating department in a Florida … [Continue Reading]

Court Directs Parties to Select Potential Cases for the Second Mirena IUD Trial

The Superior Court of New Jersey has directed the parties involved in the intrauterine device (IUD) … [Continue Reading]

Zimmer Knee Replacement Device Recalled Because of Increased Reports of Loosening

Zimmer, Inc., the Indiana-based medical device maker, has initiated a voluntary recall of 11,658 … [Continue Reading]


Organic Food Items Recalled After Listeria is Found in Spinach

Four organic food companies are pulling some of their products off the market after routine testing at a company that supplies the manufacturers with spinach detected the presence of listeria. Amy’s Kitchen, Rising Moon Organics, Superior Foods, Inc., and Twin City Foods, Inc. recalled products containing potentially contaminated spinach. Amy’s Kitchen recalled nearly 74,000 cases […]

New York’s Suffolk County Enacts Liquid Nicotine Warning

On March 23, Suffolk County, New York, County Executive Steve Bellone signed into law a requirement that retailers in Suffolk County who sell liquid nicotine post warnings about the dangers of liquid nicotine. They have 90 days to comply. The signs – which can be downloaded from the county’s web site – must warn that […]

Fired Florida JCPenney Employee Files Whistleblower Lawsuit

A fired JCPenney employee, who worked part time in the custom decorating department in a Florida store, has filed a lawsuit claiming the company retaliated against him after he reported the retailer was overcharging customers. The employee filed a claim against the company under Florida’s Private Whistleblower Act, Fortune reports. Former Penney CEO Ron Johnson […]

Court Directs Parties to Select Potential Cases for the Second Mirena IUD Trial

The Superior Court of New Jersey has directed the parties involved in the intrauterine device (IUD) litigation to select cases that may be chosen for the second Mirena trial. In a March 17 order, the court directed each side to select seven cases for potential inclusion in the Second Disposition Pool for In Re: Mirena […]

Zimmer Knee Replacement Device Recalled Because of Increased Reports of Loosening

Zimmer, Inc., the Indiana-based medical device maker, has initiated a voluntary recall of 11,658 Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial knee replacement devices because of increased reports of radiolucent lines and loosening of the device. The recall covers the Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate/Persona TM Tibia-Prosthesis, Knee, Patello/Femorotibial, Semi-Constrained, Uncemented, Porous, Coated, Polymer/Metal/Polymer, all lots land sizes, […]

Because of Regulatory Loophole, Not all Medical Devices are Safe

There are 100,000 medical devices on the market, according to data from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, but unfortunately not all of them are safe. FDA data shows that every day, between 13 and 75 devices are recalled in the United States. Motley Fool reports that this problem may be largely attributed to a […]

Study Suggests Increased Risk of Death with Antipsychotic Use in Dementia Patients

Antipsychotic medications are associated with a higher risk of early mortality when given to patients with dementia, a study published in JAMA Psychiatry suggests. These drugs are often administered to dementia patients, including individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease, if they exhibit aggressive or violent behavior. New findings, however, imply that healthcare professionals may want to exercise […]

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinners Contain Metal

Some Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinners May Contain Metal Pieces, Recall Issued

Roughly 242,000 cases of Original Flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinners have been recalled because they may contain small pieces of metal. According to a recall notice posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) website on Tuesday, the recall affects 7.25-oz. Side boxes with a “Best When Used By” dates of September […]

Stryker Hip Settlement Enrollment Deadline Extended to 3/30

Stryker Hip Settlement Enrollment Deadline Extended to March 30

The deadline for eligible hip implant recipients to enroll in the Stryker Orthopaedics Rejuvenate Hip System settlement has been extended to March 30, 2015. Stryker recalled two of its hip replacement systems – the ABG II and Rejuvenate Modular Hip System – in June 2012 because of a high early failure rate for the devices […]

Evidence Adds a Year to Biomet Probation in Bribery Case

New Evidence Adds a Year to Biomet Probation in Bribery Case

Federal probation for medical device maker Biomet was scheduled to expire next week, but prosecutors are extending the probation for another year as they investigate new evidence of wrongdoing at the company. The Justice Department is investigating whether Biomet helped bribe government officials in Mexico and Brazil to facilitate sales of its orthopedic devices, The […]