01162018Headline:

Los Angeles, California

HomeCaliforniaLos Angeles

Jenny Albano

Ohalee Inc. Recalls Youth ATVs Because of Mechanical Hazards

Ohalee Inc., in conjunction with the CPSC, is recalling around 36 Ohalee FA-A70 Youth ATVs because mechanical hazards could put young riders at a risk of injury.These youth ATVs lack front brakes and a tire pressure gauge, the date of manufacture is not printed on side of the tires, and the front suspension is solid and does not allow for travel. Additionally, the flag pole bracket is not the…

Jenny Albano

Doctor Receives Misconduct Allegations from Autism Vaccine Link Study

Dr. Andrew Wakefield is being investigated by Britain’s General Medical Council because of problems with a study he did on the autism vaccine link. The council states that the study was conducted without proper ethical approval, and failed to disclose his link information to the autism litigators. Dr. Wakefield denies all the allegations.His study, which was published in The Lancet in 1998,…

Shannon Weidemann

Natural Balance Dog & Cat Food Recalled

Two more pets foods have been recalled today. Natural Balance has recalled Venison and Brown Rice Dry Dog Food and Venison and Green Pea Dry Cat Food. It is unknown if the recall is linked to the massive recall of Menu Food brands dog and cat food. The Food and Drug Administration said the company has received complaints about animals vomiting and developing kidney problems after eating its…

Shannon Weidemann

Pet Food Recall Leaves Many Worried

The huge recall of pet food produced by Menu Foods of Canada has many owners of dogs and cats worried. The recall includes over 90 brands of pet food including Iams, Nutro and Eukanuba. The recalled food is all canned or foil packet wet style food and may cause kidney damage. Investigators are looking into a supplier of the wheat gluten used to make the food.Ontario,Canada-based Menu Foods –…

Paul Kiesel

FDA Demands New Warnings for ADHD Drugs

FDA requires new ADHD warning labels. Added warnings advised on ADHD drugs.An FDA advisory panel voted on Thursday to recommend the most serious type of warning labels for drugs treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The new warning will include cautionary language of those medications causing psychiatric and heart problems, including death.Approximately 3.3 million children and 1.5…

Paul Kiesel

New Study Links Heart Surgery Drug to Increased Risk of Death

Trasylol linked to increased risk of death. New study reports heart surgery drug increases risk of death. Aprotinin, a drug commonly used to prevent bleeding during heart surgery increases the risk of dying in the five years after surgery by almost 50 percent. That is the conclusion of a recent study published on Wednesday in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study…

Paul Kiesel

FDA Promises More Focus on Drug Safety

FDA pledges to improve its safety program. New promises from the FDA. Last week the Food and Drug Administration promised to make significant changes to the U.S. drug safety program. Its pledge comes as a result of last falls scathing report issued by a blue ribbon panel that found the FDA’s drug safety program is in serious need of change. Specifically, the panel found that FDA officials were…

Paul Kiesel

States Intensify Investigation into Eli Lilly's Zyprexa

States investigating Lilly for risks of Zyprexa. Documents show Lilly played down risks of Zyprexa. State prosecutors in Illinois and Vermont have demanded that Eli Lilly turn over information about how the company advertised and promoted its best selling drug Zyprexa. Illinois and Vermont have become a part of a consolidated five state civil investigation into how Lilly promoted Zyprexa, a…

Paul Kiesel

2 Parkinson's Drugs Linked to Heart Damage

2 Parkinson’s drugs cause heart damage. 2 new studies confirm risk of commonly used Parkinson’s disease drugs.Two recent studies have confirmed earlier findings that two drugs commonly prescribed for Parkinson’s disease may cause damage to the heart. The two studies, one conducted in Italy and the other in Germany, were published this month in The New England Journal of Medicine. They both show…

Paul Kiesel

Pharmaceutical Giant Agrees to Pay 500 million to settle Zyprexa Claims

Lilly settles thousands of Zyprexa claims. Lilly to pay $500 million settlement to over 28,000 injured victims. International drug giant Eli Lilly agreed this week to pay 500 million to resolve 18,000 claims by those injured by the use of Zyprexa. Lilly’s Zyprexa is prescribed for serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The drug has been approved by the FDA since…