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Tainted Steroid Injections From Tennessee Compounding Pharmacy
2013-05-25 06:08:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Federal and state health officials are warning health care providers against using anti-inflammatory steroid injections from Main Street Family Pharmacy in Newbern, Tennessee after seven patients developed abscesses following treatment with the substance. According to CNN´s Michael Martinez, the compounding pharmacy has been placed on probation and voluntarily recalled the steroid — preservative free methylprednisolone...

Sunscreen SPF Ratings Lure Consumers Into False Sense Of Security
2013-05-20 11:08:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It´s that time of year again when millions of Americans begin flocking to beaches looking for some fun in the sun and perhaps a natural tan. For some, this requires a stop off at the local store to stock up on all their sunbathing needs, including sunscreen products that now have new labels designed to offer consumers easier choices for grabbing the proper lotion for their needs. However, a consumer watchdog group recently...

2013-04-18 21:41:31

Dietary supplements accounted for more than half the Class 1 drugs recalled by the US Food and Drug Administration Dietary supplements accounted for more than half the Class 1 drugs recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from 2004-12, meaning they contained substances that could cause serious health problems or even death, a new study from St. Michael's Hospital has found. The majority of those recalled supplements were bodybuilding, weight loss or sexual enhancement products...

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,...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'