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David Tompkins

Another "Made in China" Toy Recall

File this one under ,”No longer surprising.” The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of AQUA DOTS. News of the recall has been widely reported, like at Reuters. I wish I was surprised by this, but after the last few months, I can’t be. What makes me so mad is that MY kids got these stupid bead toys! When these first got to the house, I KNEW these were…

David Tompkins

Trasylol Marketing Suspended

From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that, at the agency’s request, Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corp. has agreed to a marketing suspension of Trasylol, a drug used to control bleeding during heart surgery, pending detailed review of preliminary results from a Canadian study that suggested an increased risk for death.”It would seem…

Shannon Weidemann

Wrongful Death Case Filed Against Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line has been sued for wrongful death after a man became ill from Norovirus and died while on a trans-atlantic cruise. The 76-year-old man was one of hundreds that became ill on the 16-day voyage. The lawsuit alleges he became ill from eating contaminated food. The ship’s doctor was also listed in the lawsuit. Norovirus is a highly contagious illness that causes vomiting…