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RECALL: DiGiorno and California Pizza Kitchen Frozen Pizzas

Nestlé USA’s Pizza Division today announced the voluntary recall of select production codes of four different frozen pizzas sold in the U.S. These include: California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) Crispy Thin Crust White®, UPC 71921 98745; production codes are 3062525951, 3062525952 and 3063525951. California Pizza Kitchen® Limited Edition Grilled Chicken with Cabernet Sauce, UPC 71921 00781; …

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New Guidance About Metal-On-Metal Hip Implants

This week, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) released updated safety recommendations for metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. This is the FDA’s most comprehensive set of recommendations to date. What’s the Problem with Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants? While all hip replacements pose risks for patients, research has shown that metal-on-metal hip implants carry unique risks. In metal-on-metal hip …

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Recall of Stryker Hip Replacements

Another hip replacement recall.  Stryker Corp. has recalled two hip replacement devices: the Rejuvenate, and the ABG II modular-neck stems. The devices are being recalled because of risks of corrosion and “fretting,” or corrosion made worse by abrasive wear. The company says that the corrosion “may result in adverse local tissue reactions manifesting in pain …

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Toyota, Lexus, Cadillac Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that two large car manufacturers have recalled vehicles: Toyota, Lexus This recall affects more than 420,000 vehicles. Toyota is recalling several different models because the amount of adhesive applied between the outer ring and inner ring in the crankshaft pulley may be inadequate.The outer ring could become …

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Hip Replacements To Be Evaluated for Safety

Last year, DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, recalled two of their hip replacement systems due to a higher-than-usual failure rate, causing patients to have to have second surgeries to replace the replacement. (To read our blog about that announcement, click here: DePuy Hip Replacement Recall Raises More Questions) Now, the U.S. Food …

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News About Old Drugs

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has been busy! Earlier this month, we wrote about the FDA’s new search engine to find information about drug and food product recalls (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/). Now, they are also giving us information about two other medication-related topics: expiration dates and drug disposal. Medication Expiration Dates The other day, I …

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