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2010-09-15 15:07:00

Company sold unapproved and misbranded drugs and obstructed agency investigation SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), working in close coordination with the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ), today announced that Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. entered into a plea agreement in which the company accepted responsibility for criminal actions including distribution of an unapproved new drug, distribution of a misbranded drug, and...

2010-07-16 13:22:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The FDA is warning the public that certain Advair Diskus inhalers stolen from a distribution warehouse in 2009 have been found in some pharmacies. The safety and effectiveness of the stolen inhalers cannot be assured and they should not be used. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Advair Diskus (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol inhalation powder)...

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2010-06-22 10:24:12

Fraudulent product is dangerous to patients allergic to penicillin The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today warned consumers about a potentially harmful product represented as "Generic Tamiflu" sold over the Internet. FDA tests revealed that the fraudulent product does not contain Tamiflu's active ingredient, oseltamivir, but cloxacillin, an ingredient in the same class of antibiotics as penicillin. The agency reminds patients who are allergic to or may have experienced adverse reactions...

2010-06-17 14:00:00

Fraudulent product is dangerous to patients allergic to penicillin SILVER SPRING, Md., June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today warned consumers about a potentially harmful product represented as "Generic Tamiflu" sold over the Internet. FDA tests revealed that the fraudulent product does not contain Tamiflu's active ingredient, oseltamivir, but cloxacillin, an ingredient in the same class of antibiotics as penicillin. (Logo:...

2010-04-05 18:26:00

Company Will Pay Criminal Penalty of More than $296 Million WASHINGTON, April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Guidant LLC pleaded guilty today in St. Paul, Minn., before U.S. District Court Judge Donovan W. Frank to criminal violations of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, the Justice Department announced. The medical device manufacturer's admission of criminal wrongdoing is the result of a four-year investigation into Guidant's handling of short-circuiting failures of three models of...

2010-02-25 12:46:00

Boston Scientific Subsidiary Charged with Federal Crimes Related to June 2005 Defibrillator Recalls WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medical device manufacturer Guidant LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boston Scientific Corporation, was charged today with criminal violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act related to safety problems with some of its implantable defibrillators. Guidant LLC formerly did business as Guidant Corporation. The Justice Department filed...

2009-12-29 17:15:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning the public about criminals posing as FDA special agents and other law enforcement personnel as part of an international extortion scam. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The criminals call the victims -- who in most cases previously purchased drugs over the Internet or via "telepharmacies" -- and identify themselves as FDA special agents or other law...

2009-11-19 13:29:00

Part of International Internet Week of Action SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today completed a coordinated, weeklong, international effort, called the International Internet Week of Action (IIWA), intended to curb illegal actions involving medical products. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) During the effort, the FDA's Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI), in conjunction with the Center for Drug...

2009-10-28 16:40:00

BOSTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stryker Biotech, LLC, a corporation based in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, and its former president, Mark Philip of Lexington, Massachusetts, and its current sales managers, William Heppner of Illinois, David Ard of California, and Jeff Whitaker of North Carolina, were charged today in federal court with participating in a fraudulent marketing scheme of medical devices used during invasive spinal and long bone surgeries. Stryker Biotech and Mark Philip...

2009-09-17 15:19:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today advised consumers not to use certain respiratory medications purchased after Sept. 8, 2009 and manufactured by Dey L.P., a subsidiary of Mylan Inc., because the medications might have been part of a shipment being transported on a tractor-trailer stolen in Tampa, Fla., on Sept. 8, 2009. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The respiratory medications, Ipratropium Bromide...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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