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Steven J. Klearman

Scallops Recalled In Nevada

Scallops have been voluntarily recalled by Sea Port Products after an estimated 206 people were sickened with hepatitis A. The cases were report on August 17 and resulted in a prompt investigation by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) […]

Steven J. Klearman

Broccoli Slaw Among Food Items Recalled By Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s recalled more than 33,000 pounds of broccoli slaw and kale salad because the sunflower seeds in the salad have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria (Listeriosis). The recall affects several states including Nevada. The use-by dates on […]

Steven J. Klearman

More Evidence Linking Actos to Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study finds even more evidence to link the use of diabetes drug Actos and the increased risk of bladder cancer. Actos (pioglitazone) increases the risk of bladder cancer by 63 percent, according to Canadian researchers. The findings, published […]

Steven J. Klearman

Weight Loss Drugs Recalled By FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers that several weight-loss products are being recalled for containing undeclared drugs which can result in a possible life-threatening interaction if taken with other medications. Among the weight-loss products being recalled […]

Steven J. Klearman

Sweet Leaf Tea & Nut Butter Recalled

After receiving four complaints of glass fragments in the bottles, The Sweet Leaf Tea Co., owned by Nestle Waters, is recalling 1.5 bottles of iced tea from stores around the country. In a news release, the company stated they are […]

Steven J. Klearman

Diabetes Drug Ivokana Gets Stronger Warning Label

The label on Ivokana, a prescription drug used for the treatment of Type II diabetes, will get updated labeling information to include an increased risk of fractures and new information about decreased bone mineral density. Ivokana (canagliflozin) became the first […]

Steven J. Klearman

How To Handle A Drug Recall

There are recalls on prescription and over-the-counter drugs quite often and it can be scary but it can definitely be less worrisome if you know what to do. Below are some simple steps you can take to ensure your health […]

Steven J. Klearman

Contact Lens Safety & Warnings

August 24 through 28 is Contact Lens Health Week. Nearly all of the 41 million estimated contact lens wearers in the U.S. may be engaging in one or more habits known to increase their risk of eye infections, according to […]

Steven J. Klearman

Organic Food Recalls On The Rise

Organic food recalls are dramatically increasing, according to new data. In fact, these products accounted for 7 percent of all food units recalled so far this year, compared to only 2 percent last year. The data was compiled by Stericycle, […]

Steven J. Klearman

Lawsuit Against CVS for Overcharging for Generic Drugs

CVS national pharmacy chain is being sued by pharmacy customers for “intentionally overcharging for generic prescription drugs,” according to a lawsuit filed earlier this month in California. The alleged claims date back as far as 2008. The pharmacy chain is […]