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M. Brandon Smith

Invokana Lawsuits for Renal Failure And Ketoacidosis Being Explored

Potential lawsuits are currently being considered regarding individuals who have experienced kidney or renal failure as the result of taking Invokana*, a new generation diabetes drug that has been linked to renal damage and other kidney problems. What is Invokana? […]

M. Brandon Smith

JAMA Study Says Banned Supplements Back on Shelves, Despite FDA Recalls

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests that although more than two dozen dietary supplements were recalled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), approximately two-thirds were back on the market a year […]

M. Brandon Smith

Has Purdue Met Its Match? OxyContin Case Goes to Trial in Kentucky

Purdue, maker of the painkiller OxyContin, has won dismissals in over 400 personal injury lawsuits related to the medication, has settled product liability cases involving the drug without disclosing the terms, and has defeated more than ten class actions suits […]

Jessica Smagacz

Liver Damage & Jaundice Caused by Hydroxycut Dietary Supplements—Do Not USE

FDA recently warned consumers to immediately stop using Hydroxycut dietary supplement products. Please see our past post: FDA Warning: Don’t use Hydroxycut Dietary Supplements.
23 serious…

Jessica Smagacz

FDA Warning: Don’t use Hydroxycut Dietary Supplements

Yesterday, the FDA warned consumers to immediately stop taking Hydroxycut dietary supplements. FDA received reports of serious health problems related to these products.
The LA Times reported that…

Jessica Smagacz

Recall of Dietary Supplement Products having Undeclared Drug Ingredient

FDA recently reported on a recall from Universal ABC Beauty Supply International, Inc. of Brooklyn, NY. FDA informed the company that lab analyses of the dietary supplements distributed by the…

Jessica Smagacz

Georgia Food Inspectors Under Scrutiny from Themselves

Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the FDA now wants states to evaluate and assess their own inspection plans. FDA wants to implement this new plan even after Georgia failed to prevent the…

Jessica Smagacz

Georgia is Still Behind in Food Safety

Today the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) reported that Georgia “has largely failed to reduce the number of illnesses caused by food-borne contamination over the past four years.”…

Jessica Smagacz

Miley Cyrus’ Grandfather Died of Mesothelioma Cancer

The star of the hit show “Hannah Montana,” Miley Cyrus, is “beloved by children everywhere.” Her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, plays her father on Hannah Montana. The Mesothelioma…

Jessica Smagacz

One Million Pounds of Pistachios Recalled because Salmonella

USA Today reported that a California company is recalling one million pounds of pistachios after test results found them contaminated with salmonella.
These pistachios were distributed nationwide….