FDA Issues Warning about Possible Cardiovascular Risks of Testosterone Drugs for Men

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety alert, warning doctors about possible … [Continue Reading]

FDA Warning about Testosterone Drugs Cardiovascular Risks

FDA Says Sample of Oxy Elite Pro Contained Fluoxetine

A sample of the weight loss supplement Oxy Elite Pro was found to contain fluoxetine, the main … [Continue Reading]

FDA Says Sample of Oxy Elite Pro Contained Fluoxetine

Lumber Liquidators Faces Class Action Lawsuit over Premature Failure, Defects, and Formaldehyde in Flooring Products

A class action lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Northern California alleges that Lumber … [Continue Reading]

Lumber Liquidators Faces Class Action Lawsuit over Products

New York’s Anti-Subrogation Law is Not Preempted by ERISA

A recent Supreme Court decision supports a prior ruling that New York's anti-subrogation law is not … [Continue Reading]

New York’s Anti-Subrogation Law is Not Preempted by ERISA

L’Oreal Receives FDA Warning Letter for Improper Marketing of Skin Care Products

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L’Oreal Receives FDA Warning Letter for Improper Marketing

FDA Warning about Testosterone Drugs Cardiovascular Risks

FDA Issues Warning about Possible Cardiovascular Risks of Testosterone Drugs for Men

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety alert, warning doctors about possible risks in testosterone-replacement drugs for men. The agency says these drugs have not been established as safe or effective for treating common signs of aging including low libido and fatigue. Based on the available evidence from studies and input from […]

FDA Says Sample of Oxy Elite Pro Contained Fluoxetine

FDA Says Sample of Oxy Elite Pro Contained Fluoxetine

A sample of the weight loss supplement Oxy Elite Pro was found to contain fluoxetine, the main active ingredient in the antidepressant drug Prozac. According to Youth Health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers against buying the product. Oxy Elite Pro is a thermogenic, meaning it increases the body’s internal temperature […]

Lumber Liquidators Faces Class Action Lawsuit over Products

Lumber Liquidators Faces Class Action Lawsuit over Premature Failure, Defects, and Formaldehyde in Flooring Products

A class action lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Northern California alleges that Lumber Liquidator flooring is defective and may crack, split, warp, and shrink sooner than claimed in the warranty. Consumers also allege that Lumber Liquidators flooring contains significantly high levels of the carcinogen formaldehyde. One of the named plaintiffs, a Lafayette, California […]

New York’s Anti-Subrogation Law is Not Preempted by ERISA

New York’s Anti-Subrogation Law is Not Preempted by ERISA

A recent Supreme Court decision supports a prior ruling that New York’s anti-subrogation law is not preempted by ERISA. The ruling is expected to stop several insurers from attempting to cite the legal notion of subrogation, in which they seek reimbursement for benefits paid for the insured. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second […]

L’Oreal Receives FDA Warning Letter for Improper Marketing

L’Oreal Receives FDA Warning Letter for Improper Marketing of Skin Care Products

The cosmetics giant L’Oreal has received a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about improper marketing of skin care products. This is the second time in three years L’Oreal has received such a warning from the agency. Though cosmetic products are not subject to the same regulation as drugs, makers of cosmetics […]

2-Car Crash in Hauppauge Leaves 3 Injured

2-Car Crash in Hauppauge Leaves 3 Injured

Suffolk County police say three people are injured following a two-car crash in Hauppauge, Associated Press reports. The accident involved a car and the SUV of a Long Island fire chief. Portions of Routes 111 and 347 were closed for several hours as a result. Reportedly, an SUV belonging to the Stony Brook Fire Department […]

Recall Issued for Ventricular Assist System Controllers

HeartWare Issues Recall for Older Ventricular Assist System Controllers

Heart device maker HeartWare International has issued a voluntary Urgent Medical Device Recall for older HeartWare Ventricular Assist System controllers, which were distributed during the clinical trial period prior to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in 2012. The recalled controllers are more susceptible to electrostatic discharge (ESD) than newer, commercial controllers. An ESD event […]

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Device Makers Questioned about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures In Light of Deadly Outbreaks

For the first time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is asking manufacturers to provide evidence that their methods for duodenoscopes are effective, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which are used to diagnose gastrointestinal tract disorders, have been linked to several outbreaks of infections from multidrug resistant bacteria in recent years. […]

App Crashes Prompt Recall of AliveCor Heart Monitor App

App Crashes Prompt Recall of AliveCor Heart Monitor App

Heart monitor maker AliveCor recalled the AliveECG app version 2.1.2 for the Apple iOs operating system after learning the app crashes on use. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall notice says the recall affects about 5,600 active users on Apple’s iOS operating system. The app is used in conjunction with the AliveCor Heart Monitor, a […]

Some Lenovo Laptops are Preinstalled with Adware

Some Lenovo Laptops are Preinstalled with Adware

Malware comes preinstalled in some Lenovo products, Mashable reports. The adware, called Superfish, breaks secure website connections; it leads to irritating ads and puts sensitive user information vulnerable to security threats. In January, Lenovo confessed that some products are preinstalled with Superfish for advertising purposes. “Superfish comes with Lenovo consumer products only and is a […]