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Johnson & Johnson's CEO Steps Down

Following an embarrassing streak of recalls, Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) longtime CEO, Bill Weldon, has announced his resignation as the health care giant's top executive. Product recalls ranging from Tylenol to Benadryl have cost the company hundreds of millions of dollars and has eroded consumer

Obama Makes Nomination for the Fifth CPSC Commissioner

President Obama has presented Marietta S Robinson as his nominee as a commissioner with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). If confirmed, Ms. Robinson would be in place as the fifth commissioner now leading the government agency. The CPSC oversees the quality and safety

Drug Facility Malfunction: Are you Taking the Right Medication?

Novartis Consumer Health, Inc. has announced a voluntarily recall, along with a temporary shutdown of its Nebraska production facility. The recall relates to the over-the-counter drugs Bufferin, Excedrin, Gas-X Prevention and NoDoz and results from reports of chipped and broken pills, as well as "inconsistent

Johnson & Johnson: Not So Kid Friendly?

After the death of their two year old son, Daniel and Katy Moore of Ellensburg, Washington claim Very Berry Strawberry to be the culprit in River Moore’s liver failure. The infant showed symptoms of infection only 30 seconds after ingestion of the medicine, when he

More Lethal than Smoking?

Lately, scientists and doctors have become more suspicious of the stop-smoking drug, Chantix, due to its reported side effects. They have continuously urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to raise more awareness regarding the drug’s reported effect of increasing suicidal behavior and depression more

Consumer Product Safety Information Database Due to Launch in March 2011

In March 2011, during Consumer Protection Week, a new online database from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will launch. This Consumer Product Safety Information Database will be a place for consumers to submit reports of harm as well as search for reports of harm.

Dangerous Drug Lawsuit in Massachusetts due to Serious Infection caused by Recalled Psoriasis Drug, Raptiva®

Drug manufacturer, Genentech, announced the recall of Raptiva® in April 2009. This drug was used to treat Psoriasis, and was linked to a life-threatening brain infection, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). Since Raptiva® was first introduced to the U.S. market, it has led to many injuries