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Paul Napoli

Antidepressants Linked to Miscarriages

Researchers at the University of Montreal have linked use of antidepressants by pregnant women to miscarriages. The study found that pregnant women taking antidepressant prescription medications for depression and anxiety, including selective [...]
Paul Napoli

Woman Sues Google after She is Hit by Car While Following Google Maps

A woman has filed a suit against Google after a car hit her while she was following walking directions provided by Google Maps. Lauren Rosenberg, of Los Angeles, CA, used the Google Maps site on her Blackberry wireless device for walking directions [...]
Paul Napoli

More Children’s OTC Medicine Recalled

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Blacksmith Brands, Inc., of Tarrytown, NY, is voluntarily recalling all lots of four children’s medicines because of their manufacture at the dirty Fort Washington, PA plant of [...]
Paul Napoli

NYC’s Harlem Hospital Fails to Read 4,000 Echocardiograms in 3 Year Backlog

4,000 echocardiograms performed in the last three years at Harlem Hospital in New York City were never read by a cardiologist due to understaffing, according to an article in The New York Times. An echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves [...]
Paul Napoli

1 in 5 Licensed Drivers Would Fail a Written Driving Exam, New York Drivers the Worst

GMAC Insurance released results from its 2010 National Drivers Test today, showing that 1 in 5 licensed drivers – roughly 38 million Americans – would not pass a written drivers test exam if taken today. 5,202 licensed drivers in [...]
Chrissie Cole

FDA – PediaCare Products Recalled

Blacksmith Brands, Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced a voluntary recall of four children’s products in the PediaCare line. The products are sold exclusively in the U.S. and manufactured by [...]
Chrissie Cole

Upright Vacuum Cleaners Recalled By Hoover

Hoover Inc., in cooperation with the CPSC, announced a voluntary recall of select Hoover WindTunnel vacuum cleaners due to a defect involving the power cord, which poses a fire and shock hazard. To this date, the company has received three [...]
Chrissie Cole

Tea Glasses Recalled Due To Lead Risk

Cost Plus Inc., voluntarily recalled Moroccan tea glasses, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), because they contain high levels of lead in the exterior coloring. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children [...]
Paul Napoli

Diet Drugs alli and Xenical (Orlistat) Get Labeling Change to Warn of Liver Damage and Failure

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it is requiring manufacturers of the weight loss drug Orlistat, marketed as over-the-counter (OTC) alli and prescription Xenical, to change the drug labeling to include new safety [...]
Paul Napoli

FDA Issues Warning About PPI Antacids and Broken Bones, Product Labeling to Change

Results of recent studies linking popular Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to broken bones have prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a warning today about the drugs and announce that manufacturers will change product labeling [...]