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Baby Food Companies Being Sued For Lead Levels
2013-04-08 18:36:10

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online An environmental group has leveled a lawsuit against a group of baby food makers aimed at forcing the companies to put warning labels on products sold in California. Gerber Products, Del Monte Foods, Beech-Nut Nutrition and other baby foods and juices are being sued by the Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) for selling products that contain lead at levels that require warning labels under California Proposition 65. However,...

Report Finds Energy Drinks Responsible For Elevated Blood Pressure, Irregular Heartbeat
2013-03-22 07:15:22

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report is adding weight to growing evidence that energy drinks are bad news for your health. A US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) probe has been opened into energy drink makers after several deaths have been blamed on caffeine overload from these popular beverages, and one company — Monster Beverage — has been the center of attention since the death of a 14-year-old Maryland girl in December 2011. The...

Recall Notice Issued For Anemia Drug Omontys
2013-02-25 05:22:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Two pharmaceutical companies have issued a recall of their anemia drug Omontys after receiving reports that some kidney dialysis patients had suffered severe allergic reactions after taking the medication. According to the Associated Press (AP), California-based Affymax Inc. and Illinois-based Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. said some of the more than 25,000 patients who had received the drug had experienced adverse effects afterwards,...

FDA Orders Lower Doses Of Sleep Aids For Women
2013-01-11 08:08:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring pharmaceutical companies to lower the recommended doses of popular sleeping pills, due to the potential risk of injury resulting from morning drowsiness associated with the medications in recent studies. According to Reuters, studies have demonstrated that pills containing the prescription drug zolpidem (which include products sold under the brand names Ambien, Edluar,...


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