FDA recalls two thyroid medications

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a voluntary recall for two thyroid medications made by a Chinese manufacturer because of potential problems with an ingredient. In the Aug. 9 statement, the FDA said Levothyroxine and Liothyronine 15 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg, and 120 mg thyroid tablets are being recalled as a precaution. The FDA said the recalled medications were “manufactured using active pharmaceutical ingredients that were sourced prior to the FDA’s import alert.” “Because these products may be […]

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Almond milk recalled in Texas, 27 other states after found to contain real milk

Real milk found in almond milk has led to a recall of 145,254 half-gallon cartons across 28 states, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA issued the recall Thursday for certain half-gallon cartons of Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk. The product does not include a label listing possible milk content, which the FDA states could cause life-threatening allergic reactions if the almond milk is consumed by someone with a severe dairy allergy. The FDA said one allergic reaction […]

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California-based company bans Visa credit cards in Kroger

  CALIFORNIA — Credit cards! Two word that either strike fear or a sigh of relief in the minds of Americans! Either way, if you own a Visa card, and plan on going to California anytime soon, you many want to avoid making any purchases at any Foods Co. you see. Foods Co., which is a unit of Kroger based in California, says it plans to place a ban on Visa credit cards starting August 14th (not to be confused […]

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Kraft Heinz’s Taco Bell Queso recalled for botulism risk

Kraft Heinz is recalling close to 70,000 jars of Taco Bell Cheese Dip because of a risk of botulism. The company says the decision was made after discovering the 15-oz. Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip showed signs of product separation. This could lead to the growth of the bacteria that causes botulism. It’s a rare but potentially fatal food poisoning. The jarred dips with these ‘best when used by’ dates are part of the recall: October 31, […]

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Common blood pressure drug recalled for possible cancer link

A common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure was announced by the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday, a week after 22 other countriesrecalled it because the drug contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is off patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines, but not all medicines containing the ingredient are involved, according to the FDA. The US recall includes the the versions of valsartan that are made […]

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Drugmaker recalls birth control pills packaged in wrong order

The maker of Taytulla birth-control treatment issued a nationwide recall in the United States on Tuesday over concerns that misplaced capsules in pill packs could cause unintended pregnancies. A physician reported that four placebo capsules were packaged in the wrong order where active capsules should have been, drugmaker Allergan said in a statement. The physician sample pack should have 24 pink capsules with hormones followed by four maroon capsules without hormones, Allergan said. Instead, the faulty pack had four maroon […]

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Fiat Chrysler recalls 4.8 million vehicles that could get stuck in cruise control

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million vehicles over an issue that could prevent drivers from turning off cruise control. Only one incident related to the malfunction has been reported to Fiat Chrysler, and there are no reported injuries. The issue can be triggered when the car accelerates while operating under cruise control, which it might do in order to maintain its speed while climbing a hill, the company said. This could potentially cause a short circuit. When that happens, the […]

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