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Flu vaccine prevents pediatric deaths.

1:03 pm Eastern | U.S. News

A recent CDC study supports the importance of flu vaccine in children to prevent flu-related deaths. read more »

Astrazeneca Initiates Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of Brilinta 90 mg Professional Sample Bottles Due to Report of Another Medicine in One Bottle From That Lot

11:03 am Eastern | U.S. News

AstraZeneca today announced that the Company is notifying physicians and consumers that it is voluntarily recalling one lot of professional (physician) sample bottles containing eight tablets of BRILINTA (ticagrelor) 90mg tablets as a precautionary measure. This voluntary recall follows a report that a professional sample bottle containing eight tablets of BRILINTA 90mg also contained another medicine called ZURAMPIC (lesinurad) 200 mg tablets which is also manufactured by AstraZeneca.read more »

Brilinta (ticagrelor) 90 mg tablets, 8-count Physician Sample Bottles: Recall of Lot # JB5047 - Due to Report of Another Medicine in One Bottle

10:39 am Eastern | U.S. News

Unintentional dosing with Zurampic has the potential to lead to adverse renal effects including acute renal failure.read more »

Recall on Fewer Than 225 Ava's Brand Organic Cashews Roasted & Salted 8 oz. Tubs in NJ, NY, PA and CT

9:38 am Eastern | U.S. News

Hampton Farms is voluntarily recalling Ava's brand Organic Cashews Roasted & Salted 8 oz. tubs distributed in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. We have been notified by our cashew supplier that the cashews used have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No confirmed illnesses have been reported to public health authorities to date.read more »

Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee: Recall - Presence of Undeclared Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

8:19 am Eastern | U.S. News

Presence of sildenafil and tadalafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, such as nitroglycerin, and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.read more »

Caverflo.com Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee due to the Presence of Undeclared Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Undeclared Milk

25 May 21:00 | U.S. News

Caverflo.com is voluntarily recalling all lots of Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee, 25 grams to the consumer level. FDA laboratory analysis confirmed the presence of Sildenafil and Tadalafil which are the active ingredients in two FDA-approved prescription drugs used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). Caverflo.com has received a report of an individual death after use of the coffee. Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee may also contain undeclared milk.read more »

California Sun Dry Foods Announces a Voluntary Recall of Mislabeled California Sun Dry Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Due to Undeclared Almond and Milk Allergen

25 May 20:09 | U.S. News

California Sun Dry Foods today issued a voluntary recall of California Sun Dry Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto because of a potentially incorrect back label on some jars. This mislabeling incident resulted in undeclared allergens (Almonds and Milk). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts and milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.read more »

LeadCare Testing Systems (with Blood Obtained from a Vein) by Magellan Diagnostics: FDA Safety Communication - Risk of Inaccurate Results

25 May 13:20 | U.S. News

UPDATED 05/25/2017. Class I recall issued for LeadCare Plus and Ultra Testing Systems. Falsely lower test results may lead to improper patient management and treatment for lead exposure or poisoning.read more »

MMWR Vol. 66 / No. SS-12

25 May 13:09 | U.S. News

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"MMWR" Surveillance Summaries Vol. 66, No. SS-12 https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/?s_cid=mmwr_online_e read more »

MMWR Vol. 66 / No. 20

25 May 13:08 | U.S. News

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Al-Er-G Capsules by MusclMasster: Recall - Contains Banned Substance Ephedra

25 May 08:20 | U.S. News

Dietary supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids pose a risk of serious adverse events, including heart attack, stroke, and death.read more »

Hail Merry Issues Voluntary Recall Due to Labeling Error

24 May 17:40 | U.S. News

Hail Merry LLC, a plant-based snack food company, voluntarily recalls its Meyer Lemon Mini Miracle Tart Party Pack of 6 from the market due to a labeling error. The products contain cashews as listed on the "Ingredients" label, however the "Contains" allergen warning statement does not specifically identify "cashews."read more »

Recall of Food Produced at Airway Heights Corrections Center

24 May 15:12 | U.S. News

TUMWATER – Based on recent events involving the water supply in Airway Heights, Wash., and out of an abundance of caution, the Washington Department of Corrections has issued a voluntary recall of the food manufactured by the Airway Heights Corrections Center’s Correctional Industries’ food production facility.read more »

MusclMasster LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Al-Er-G Capsules Because it Contains the Banned Substance Ephedra

24 May 14:02 | U.S. News

MusclMasster, LLC of Wheat Ridge, CO is recalling all bottles of Al-Er-G Capsules because they contain the presence of Ephedra Herb, an FDA banned ingredient. Dietary supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids pose a risk of serious adverse events, including heart attack, stroke, and death, and that these risks are unreasonable in light of any benefits that may result from the use of these products under their labeled conditions of use.read more »

5 Tips for a Healthy Vacation

24 May 08:00 | U.S. News

As you plan your next beach vacation, make sure your trip is a healthy one. Consider these five tips on sun safety, medications, contact lenses, tattoos, and eating well.read more »

L.A. Lucky Brand Basil Seed 2.1 oz Voluntary Recall Because of Possible Health Risk

23 May 19:54 | U.S. News

L.A. Lucky Import & Export Inc. announced it is voluntarily recalling L.A. Lucky Brand Basil Seeds 2.1 oz due to presence of Salmonella in the packet. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.read more »

HeartMate II LVAS Pocket System Controller by Abbott-Thoratec: Class I Recall - Due to Risk of Patient Injury and/or Death during Backup Controller Exchange

23 May 17:06 | U.S. News

A slow or improper driveline changeover places certain patients at risk of serious injury or death.read more »

FDA approves first cancer treatment for any solid tumor with a specific genetic feature

23 May 15:01 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to a treatment for patients whose cancers have a specific genetic feature (biomarker). This is the first time the agency has approved a cancer treatment based on a common biomarker rather than the location in the body where the tumor originatedread more »

One In 5 Cancers Diagnosed In The United States Is A Rare Cancer

22 May 15:09 | U.S. News

About one in five cancer diagnoses in the United States is a rare cancer, according to a new American Cancer Society report. read more »

Tri-Ton by Dynamic Technical Formulations, LLC: Recall - Contains Andarine and Ostarine Drug Ingredients

22 May 14:50 | U.S. News

Use or consumption of products containing SARMs and anabolic steroid-like substances may cause acute liver injury, which is known to be a possible harmful effect of using steroid containing products.read more »

V60 Non-invasive Ventilator by Respironics: Class I Recall - Unexpected Device Shut Down

22 May 13:30 | U.S. News

Unexpected stop in ventilation therapy may cause serious adverse health consequences, including death.read more »

FDA approves first drug to specifically treat giant cell arteritis

22 May 10:50 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of subcutaneous Actemra (tocilizumab) to treat adults with giant cell arteritis. This new indication provides the first FDA-approved therapy, specific to this type of vasculitis.read more »

Gadolinium-based Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Drug Safety Communication - No Harmful Effects Identified With Brain Retention

22 May 09:00 | U.S. News

Health care professionals should continue to limit GBCA use to circumstances in which additional information provided by the contrast agent is necessary, and assess the necessity of repetitive MRIs with GBCAs.read more »

Dynamic Technical Formulations, LLC. Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Tri-Ton Due to the Presence of Andarine and Ostarine

19 May 19:08 | U.S. News

Dynamic Technical Formulations LLC. is voluntarily recalling all lots of Tri-Ton. This product was sold in 90 count bottles as a dietary supplement and includes all lot number and expiration dates of the product. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lab analysis of Tri-Ton was found to contain andarine and ostarine which are selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) that are considered unapproved drugs and anabolic steroid-like substances.read more »

Find out when treatment is needed for flu

19 May 13:03 | U.S. News

Most people with the flu have mild illness and do not need medical care or antiviral drugs. read more »

Diabetes At Work E-News

19 May 09:48 | U.S. News

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Brightfarms Announces Voluntary Regional Recall of Produce Due to Potential Presence of Metal Pieces From Construction

18 May 17:22 | U.S. News

BrightFarms is initiating a voluntary recall of packaged produce sold in Giant Food stores due to the potential presence of metal as a result of construction at its Elkwood, Virginia (Culpeper County) greenhouse farm.read more »

5 Tips for Women with Gestational Diabetes

18 May 14:47 | U.S. News

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GESTATIONAL DIABETES >> https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ndep/people-risk-diabetes/gestational-diabetes.html

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MMWR Vol. 66 / No. 19

18 May 13:07 | U.S. News

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Wang GlobalNet Issues Allergy Alert Undeclared Eggs, Wheat In “Fish Cake, Fish Ball, And Fish Tofu”

18 May 11:25 | U.S. News

Wang Globalnet of Moonachie, NJ is recalling 5 Cases of Fish Cake (Item#:13125), 2 cases of Fish Ball (Item#: 20072), 186 Cases of Fish Cake (Item#: 12842), 4 Cases of Fish Cake (Item#: 15731), and 3 Cases of Fish Tofu (Item#: 17185) because it may contain undeclared egg and wheat. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs and wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

New Report Finds Young People Troubled By Romantic Relationships, Sexual Harassment

18 May 11:09 | U.S. News

A new report suggests that many young people struggle with developing healthy romantic relationships and that rates of misogyny and sexual harassment among teens and young adults are alarmingly high. read more »

La Nica Products, Inc. Retira Queso Por Posible Riesgo De Salud

18 May 10:26 | U.S. News

La Nica Products, Inc. de Miami, FL está retirando seis mil libras de queso, ya que puede estar contaminada con Listeria monocytogenes, un organismo que puede causar infecciones graves y a veces fatales en niños pequeños, personas débiles o ancianas y otros con sistemas inmunológicos debilitados. Las personas sanas pueden sufrir síntomas de corto plazo como fiebre alta, dolor de cabeza intenso, rigidez, náuseas, dolor abdominal y diarrea, infección por listeria puede causar abortos espontáneos y mortinatos entre las mujeres embarazadas.read more »

Henning’s Cheese voluntarily recalls Colby Jack cheese

17 May 16:20 | U.S. News

Henning’s Cheese located in Kiel, Wisconsin, announced today that it is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of its Colby Jack cheese due to a temporary pasteurizer malfunction. Due to the malfunction, verification of proper pasteurization is not possible. No illnesses have been reported related to consumption of this product and no other Henning’s Cheese products are affected by this recall.read more »

FDA expands approved use of Kalydeco to treat additional mutations of cystic fibrosis

17 May 16:14 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Kalydeco (ivacaftor) for treating cystic fibrosis. The approval triples the number of rare gene mutations that the drug can now treat, expanding the indication from the treatment of 10 mutations, to 33. The agency based its decision, in part, on the results of laboratory testing, which it used in conjunction with evidence from earlier human clinical trials. The approach provides a pathway for adding additional, rare mutations of the disease, based on laboratory data.read more »

Global Garlic Inc. Recalls Queso Fresco/ Whole Milk Cheese Because Of Possible Health Risk

17 May 16:07 | U.S. News

Global Garlic Inc. of Miami, Florida is recalling 227 units of Queso Fresco/ Whole Milk Cheese, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.read more »

LeadCare Testing Systems (with Blood Obtained from a Vein) by Magellan Diagnostics: FDA Safety Communication - Risk of Inaccurate Results

17 May 09:20 | U.S. News

Falsely lower test results may lead to improper patient management and treatment for lead exposure or poisoning.read more »

FDA warns Americans about risk of inaccurate results from certain lead tests

17 May 08:51 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning Americans that certain lead tests manufactured by Magellan Diagnostics may provide inaccurate results for some children and adults in the United States.read more »

La Nica Products, Inc. Recalls Cheese Because of Possible Health Risk

16 May 17:07 | U.S. News

La Nica Products, Inc. of Miami, FL is recalling six thousand pounds of cheese, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.read more »

Over 200,000 Kids Treated In ERs Each Year For Playground-Related Injuries

16 May 11:08 | U.S. News

As temperatures rise, more kids will be on the playground. The nation's emergency physicians want all of them to have fun, but also to stay safe. read more »

Coronary Catheters by Abbott: Recall - Difficulty in Removing Balloon Sheath

16 May 11:00 | U.S. News

Potential risks associated with balloon inflation and deflation difficulties include air embolism, additional intervention, thrombosis, and myocardial infarction.read more »

Canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet): Drug Safety Communication - Increased Risk of Leg and Foot Amputations

16 May 09:00 | U.S. News

New warnings, including a Boxed Warning, to be added to the canagliflozin drug labels.read more »

How to Safely Use Glucose Meters and Test Strips for Diabetes

16 May 00:00 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates glucose meters and test strips. Check out this safety information from the FDA including advice on why you shouldn't buy or sell previously owned test strips.read more »

Italian Gluten Free Food Cl Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Egg In “Chef Luca’s Lasagna Al Forno – Baked Cheese Lasagna”

15 May 19:56 | U.S. News

Italian Gluten Free Food CL of 1899 Bushwick Avenue, Merrick, NY 11566, is recalling its 15 ounce packages of “Chef Luca’s LASAGNA AL FORNO BAKED CHEESE LASAGNA” food because they may contain undeclared egg. People who have allergies to eggs run the risk of serious or life- threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

Abbott Initiates Voluntarily Recall of Specific Lots of Three Coronary Catheters

15 May 19:32 | U.S. News

Abbott has initiated a voluntary recall of specific lots of three catheters: NC Trek RX Coronary Dilatation Catheter, NC Traveler Coronary Dilatation Catheter, and NC Tenku RX PTCA Balloon Catheter.read more »

Green Chile Concepts, Llc Voluntarily Recalls Select Product Codes And Production Dates Of Green Chile Food Company Brand Burrito Products

15 May 17:49 | U.S. News

Green Chile Concepts, LLC is voluntarily recalling certain Green Chile Food Company brand burritos sold frozen, refrigerated and/or served hot in certain convenience stores, vending machines, and retail locations nationwide because they may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short- term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.read more »

The Horton Fruit Company, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Fresh Spinach Because of Possible Health Risk

15 May 09:31 | U.S. News

The Horton Fruit Co., Inc. (“Horton”) of Louisville, KY is voluntarily recalling select bags and containers of fresh spinach because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company was alerted to the potential of contamination by their supplier partners, and conducting a subsequent internal investigation.read more »

Allergy Alert Issued by Arabella Station Whole Foods Market for Undeclared Walnuts in Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

15 May 09:09 | U.S. News

The Arabella Station Whole Foods Market store, located at 5600 Magazine Street in New Orleans, is voluntarily recalling packaged oatmeal chocolate chip cookies because the product contained tree nut allergens (walnuts) that were not listed on the product label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

Start planning flu season vaccination campaigns

12 May 2017 | U.S. News

It's not too early to begin making plans for next flu season. read more »

FDA authorizes use of new device to treat esophageal birth defect in babies

12 May 2017 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today authorized use of the Flourish Pediatric Esophageal Atresia Anastomosis, a first-of-its-kind medical device to treat infants up to one year old for a birth defect that causes a gap in their esophagus, called esophageal atresia.read more »

New Hepatitis C Infections Nearly Tripled Over Five Years

12 May 2017 | U.S. News

Over just five years, the number of new hepatitis C virus infections reported to CDC has nearly tripled, reaching a 15-year high, according to new preliminary surveillance data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).read more »

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