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Melatonin Overdoses Spike Among New York Kids

Melatonin Overdoses Spike Among New York Kids

| Opioid Crisis
Mostly because of the mental effects on COVID-19 lockdowns, melatonin poisoning incidents have increased 600 percent. Sales of melatonin, a hormone which regulates the body’s natural sleep cycle, have increased 150 percent since 2016. Mostly because of impure ingredients in many melatonin pills, several countries, not including the United States, have banned over-the-counter melatonin sales.…Read the article
Pharmaceuticals and Deceptive Advertising: When Can You Sue?

Pharmaceuticals and Deceptive Advertising: When Can You Sue?

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Pharmaceuticals and Deceptive Advertising: When Can You Sue? Pharmaceuticals are a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States. However, with that kind of money at stake, there are companies who try to cut corners by engaging in deceptive advertising practices. If you have suffered harm or injury because of pharmaceuticals as a result of deceptive…Read the article
Feds Investigate Popular Breakfast Cereal

Feds Investigate Popular Breakfast Cereal

| Personal Injury
There appears to be an issue with the cereal product, Lucky Charms,  as the Food and Drug Administration said it was “reviewing and investigating” reports of adverse episodes. A consumer protection website said it had received over 1,000 complaints about problems like diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea. The company said it took “the consumer concerns reported…Read the article
How Does an FDA Recall Work?

How Does an FDA Recall Work?

| Product Litigation
Strictly speaking, the Food and Drug Administration never recalls a dangerous food, drug, medical device, or other product. Technically, the FDA recommends a recall. The 2020 Recall Unsafe Drugs Act would give the agency that power. As expected, drug companies and other such companies immediately opposed the bill. Additionally, an official recall does nothing to…Read the article
Deodorants Recalled Over High Levels of Carcinogenic Benzene

Deodorants Recalled Over High Levels of Carcinogenic Benzene

| Personal Injury
Under pressure from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a holding company finally agreed to voluntarily take some tainted cosmetic products off the shelves. The HRB Brand-produced spray-on antiperspirant and deodorant products all have expiration dates prior to August 2023. Government tests revealed disturbingly high levels of benzene fumes in the chemical propellant that powers…Read the article
FDA Issues New Xeljanz Warning

FDA Issues New Xeljanz Warning

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
For the third time in two years, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a safety warning about Pfizer’s powerful and popular arthritis/UC medicine. The latest warning is the strongest and most comprehensive one yet. The FDA says that doses as small as 5mg per day could lead to cancer and heart problems, particularly among…Read the article
FDA Finds Cancer-Causing Agent in Metformin

FDA Finds Cancer-Causing Agent in Metformin

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
The sudden recall of a popular diabetes drug because of NDMA contamination (cancer-causing agent) creates a cloud over the Food and Drug Administration’s entire review process. Time-Cap Labs Inc.’s generic drug is used to treat Type 2 diabetes. Its lower cost makes it a popular alternative to brand-name drugs. When the most recent test results…Read the article
Warned: Non-Medical COVID-19 Treatment Producers

Warned: Non-Medical COVID-19 Treatment Producers

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
The Federal Trade Commission and Food and Drug Administration recently told seven companies to either stop selling certain products or revise their claims. In a mass letter to Vital Silver, GuruNanda, LLC, Vivify Holistic Clinic, Herbal Amy LLC, Quinessence Aromatherapy Ltd., Xephyr, LLC doing business as N-Ergetics, and The Jim Baker Show, regulators said these…Read the article
Medtronic Recalls Faulty Insulin Pumps

Medtronic Recalls Faulty Insulin Pumps

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
After evidence of a possible life-threatening defect came to light, Medtronic, the medical device giant issued an immediate recall for its MiniMed Insulin Pumps. The recall covers over 300,000 devices which were sold in the United States beginning in June 2017. Medtronic touted these pumps as safe to use for people as young as seven…Read the article
Government Recalls Diabetes Drug

Government Recalls Diabetes Drug

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
After government inspectors found traces of a cancer-causing chemical in Metformin, the Food and Drug Administration ordered a recall of one of the most commonly-prescribed diabetes drugs in America. FDA officials discovered a dangerous chemical, N-Nitrosodimethylamine, in five different Metformin versions. About 34 million Americans have Type 2 Diabetes, and many of them take some…Read the article