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Marc E. McCallister

Peanut Butter Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

A recall was announced by King Nut Companies after it was determined a salmonella outbreak iwas linked to peanut butter King Nut manufactures. The Center for Disease Control, (CDC), believes that at…

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Complaints of Rashes and Blistering from Victoria's Secrets' Bras Continue

More and more women have been complaining in recent days of Victoria’s Secrets’ bras causing them rashes and blisters. Several of these women have been suffering for months not knowing until…

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Formaldehyde Discovered In Victoria’s Secret’s Bras

Several complaints have recently surfaced and lawsuits are being filed as a result of women developing rashes and hives after wearing Victoria’s Secret’s bras. The rashes have resulted in extreme…

Marc E. McCallister

Nissan Recalls Over 200,000 Vehicles

The chance of the passenger side airbag failing to deploy in 2007 and 2008 Nissan vehicles has prompted the company to make plans to recall 204,361 of its vehicles. The recall will include the…

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Chicago and Cook County Salmonella Cases Linked to Tomatoes

The recent outbreak of salmonella linked to tomatoes has affected several people in Chicago and the Cook County suburbs. At least seven cases have been reported at this time but many more may be…

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Contaminated Heparin May Have Caused Deaths

Heparin, a blood thinner, may be linked to the deaths of at least a dozen people. The FDA recently reported a contaminant in the Heparin could be causing serious side effects, including death. It is…

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Recall of Fentanyl Pain Management Patches

The FDA announced on February 19, 2008 that Actavis Inc. is recalling certain Fentyl transdermal patches. These patches may be defective causing an excess amount of medication to be administered to the patient. This overdose of medication can lead to respiratory depression and possible fatal overdose. The recall extended to patches with doses of 25, 50, 75 and 100 mcg/hr. It is not known at…

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Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch Label Change

The FDA approved a label change to Johnson & Johnson’s Ortho Evra birth control patch on January 18, 2008. The patch has been known to cause blood clots which can lead to pulmonary embolism and death. The label change comes after testing revealed women on the patch between the ages of 15-44 are at a higher risk for pulmonary embolism.Currently there is litigation pending throughout the United…

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Cough Syrup Sends Children to Hospital

It is not uncommon for children to wind up in the emergency room after ingesting too much cough syrup. In fact each year it is estimated that approximately 7,000 children end up in the emergency room after receiving too much cough medicine. The CDC has recently posted warnings about the dangers of giving children under 2 cough medicine.Most of the children sent to the emergency room after…

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Consumer Develops Popcorn Lung

Wayne Watson filed a lawsuit against The Kroger Company after developing “popcorn lung.” Popcorn lung, which is officially known as bronchiolitis obliterans, has in the past been associated with people who work in plants where popcorn is made. It is caused by inhaling the vapors from the popcorn flavoring.The disease has also been linked to flavoring in baked goods and candy, but has only…