FDA announces recall of heart pumps linked to deaths and injuries

[ad_1] A pair of heart devices linked to hundreds of injuries and at least 14 deaths has received the FDA’s most serious recall, the agency announced Monday. The recall comes years after surgeons say they first noticed problems with the HeartMate II and HeartMate 3, manufactured by Thoratec Corp., a subsidiary of Abbott Laboratories. The … Read more

ADHD medication recalled because bottles may contain completely different drug

[ad_1] Azurity Pharmaceuticals is recalling some of its ADHD and narcolepsy medication because packages of the drug may contain the wrong pills.  The drug maker said in a recent recall notice that it is calling back one lot of Zanzedi 30 mg with lot number F230169A and an expiration date of June 2025. The product is … Read more

Factory never tested applesauce packets that were recalled due to lead poisonings, FDA finds

[ad_1] The manufacturer behind now-recalled cinnamon applesauce pouches failed to ever test its product for heavy metals, the Food and Drug Administration found in a recent inspection, among several shortfalls by the plant now linked to hundreds of lead poisonings nationwide.  The FDA’s citation, outlined in a document obtained by CBS News through a freedom of … Read more

Quaker Oats recalls more granola products due to salmonella risk

[ad_1] Quaker Oats expands granola product recall Quaker Oats expands granola product recall due to salmonella risk 00:19 Quaker Oats is expanding a prior recall to include additional cereals, granola bars and snacks sold across the U.S. because they could be contaminated with salmonella. The recalled products are sold throughout the 50 states, Puerto Rico, … Read more

Benny T’s dry hot sauces recalled over undisclosed wheat allergy risk

[ad_1] Vesta Fiery Gourmet Foods is recalling several types of its Benny T’s dry hot sauces because the product labels do not disclose that the sauces contain wheat flour, a potential allergen.   The recall comprises five flavors of chile pepper-based dry sauces that come in 1.5-ounce jars, the Raleigh, North Carolina-based food company said … Read more

BPA, phthalates

[ad_1] Looking to reduce your exposure to plasticizers in the new year? Contrary to what you might think, shopping organic and avoiding plastic food packaging isn’t a surefire way to avoid harmful chemicals such as BPA and phthalates.  According to new research from Consumer Reports, phthalates and bisphenols — two chemicals linked to various health risks such … Read more

FDA warns about Ozempic counterfeits, seizes thousands of fake drugs

[ad_1] Poison centers see spike weight-loss drug calls U.S. poison centers see spike in calls over weight-loss drugs 00:35 Federal officials are urging Ozempic users to check the legitimacy of their medications because of counterfeit versions of the popular diabetes drug that have been sold through legitimate sources.  The Food and Drug Administration has seized … Read more

Deep flaws in FDA oversight of medical devices — and patient harm — exposed in lawsuits and records

[ad_1] Living with diabetes, Carlton “PeeWee” Gautney Jr. relied on a digital device about the size of a deck of playing cards to pump insulin into his bloodstream. The pump, manufactured by device maker Medtronic, connected plastic tubing to an insulin reservoir, which Gautney set to release doses of the vital hormone over the course … Read more

Coca-Cola recalls 2,000 Diet Coke, Sprite, Fanta Orange soda packs

[ad_1] Coca-Cola is recalling 2,000 cases of Diet Coke, Sprite and Fanta Orange soda cans because they may contain “foreign material.” The recall comprises 12-packs of 12-ounce cans, including 1,557 packs of Sprite, 417 of Diet Coke and 14 of Fanta Orange. The cases were distributed in Alabama, Mississippi and Florida, an FDA filing shows. … Read more

Nationwide recall of peaches, plums and nectarines linked to deadly listeria outbreak

[ad_1] Peaches, plums and nectarines distributed by HMC Farms and sold nationwide as recently as last week are being recalled due to an outbreak of listeria that has resulted in 11 illnesses, including one death and 10 hospitalizations, federal safety regulators said Monday. “Investigators are working to determine if any additional fruit or products made … Read more