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Chrissie Cole

Schwarz Pharma To Pay $22M In False Claims Settlement

Schwarz Pharma Inc., a unit of Belgium’s UCB SA, has agreed to pay $22 million to resolve allegations that it claimed federal reimbursements for unapproved medications, say federal…

Chrissie Cole

FDA To Address Radiation Concerns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is holding two days of public meetings this week to discuss whether Americans are being exposed to too much radiation during tests such as CT scans.
A…

Chrissie Cole

Zinc Risk Prompts GSK To Reformulate Poligrip Products

GlaxoSmithKline has taken voluntary, precautionary action to end the manufacture and supply of Poligrip products containing zinc, while the company works to reformulate the products.

GSK wrote…

Chrissie Cole

Sanofi Recalls Thousands Of Swine Flu Vaccines

Sanofi initiated a recall of 800,000 doses of swine flu vaccine after testing indicated the doses were not potent enough to protect against the virus.
The recalled shots were preservative-free…

Chrissie Cole

Beef Recalled Due To E. Coli Contamination

A beef recall has been announced by JBS-Swift Beef Co. after an investigation found at least 18 people were sickened with E. coli O157:H7 illnesses that health officials believe may be linked to…

Chrissie Cole

Pistachio Products Recalled For Possible Salmonella Contamination

More than one million pounds of roasted pistachio products have been recalled by a California food processing plant because they may be contaminated with salmonella.
The products came from Setton…

Chrissie Cole

All Shipments of Hydromorphone HCl 2 mg Tablets Voluntarily Suspended

Effective December 19, 2008, KV Pharmaceutical advised the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), that the company has voluntarily suspended all shipments of drug products in tablet form.
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Jesse E. Guerra Jr.

Second Baby dies at Christus Spohn South after Heparin Overdose Error

A second baby has died at Christus Spohn South this week after an error in overdosing the drug, Heparin, by the hospital’s pharmacy. The second baby was the twin sister of the first infant who died…

Bob Hilliard

One Baby Dies at Christus Spohn South Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

CNN News has reported that Christus Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas has confirmed the death of a seven day old baby in their neonatal intensive care unit yesterday morning. The infant was…

Bob Hilliard

Texas Infant Dies after Heparin Overdose at Spohn South Hospital

In a press conference earlier this evening, Spohn CEO Bruce Holstein acknowledged "something went terribly wrong." Breaking news by local TV station KIII confirmed that one of the 14 infants…