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Genki Sushi

Hepatitis A Outbreak On August 15, 2016, the Hawaiʻi Department of Public Health (HDOH) ordered all Oahu and Kauai Genki Sushi Restaurants to close after discovering a link to a…

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Laparoscopic Power Morcellation Cancer Risk

  Laparoscopic power morcellation can spread undetected cancer with disastrous results. Laparoscopic power morcellators are used during surgery to remove uterine fibroids or to preform a hysterectomy. Uterine fibroids are usually non-cancerous (benign)…

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USPLABS AND CORPORATE OFFICERS INDICTED!

Yesterday the Department of Justice, in conjunction with several other federal agencies, unsealed a grand jury indictment returned against USPLabs and several of its officers, including CEO Jacob Geissler, President…

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Federal Judge Confirms $200 Million Settlement for Victims Injured by Tainted NECC Steroids

Springfield, Mass. – Yesterday, Federal Bankruptcy Judge Henry Boroff ruled in open court confirming the approximately $200 million settlement plan for the victims of the fungal meningitis outbreak caused by…

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Federal Jury Awards over $9 Billion in Actos Trial

On Monday, a jury in Louisiana awarded Terrence and Susan Allen over $9 Billion (that’s right: $9,000,000,000+) in the first federal jury decision in the Actos® (pioglitazone) multidistrict litigation. Takeda,…

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Andrews Thornton Higgins Razmara Investigates Flagrant Violation of FDA Law by Dietary Supplement Manufacturers

In December 2010, the FDA sent a mass mailing to dietary supplement manufacturers to address the “significant public health problems” posed by dietary supplements with unlisted and/or unapproved ingredients. The FDA…

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FDA Uncovers Wide-Spread Contamination in Weight Loss Products

The FDA has launched an investigation of weight loss products contaminated with undeclared chemicals and prescriptions drugs, many of which are marketed as dietary supplements. FDA laboratory tests revealed multiple…

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FDA Announces Investigation of Brain Infection Associated with Novartis Drug Gilenya

On August 29, 2013, the FDA issued a drug safety alert after a European patient developed a rare and serious brain infection—progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)—after taking the drug Gilenya (fingolimod).…

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MRI Detects Adverse Events in Metal on Metal Hips, Study Shows

A study published earlier this year in Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research showed evidence that MRI scans may be able to predict ALVAL and pseudotumors in patients with metal on metal…

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Premier Foods, LLC Voluntarily Recalls Sauces Sold at Williams-Sonoma

On August 30, 2013, the FDA issued a safety alert regarding the voluntary recall of four flavored sauces manufactured by Premier Foods, LLC and sold at Williams-Sonoma. Based out of…

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