Thursday, April 21, 2016

Family of man killed in Turner Field fall sues Braves, MLB

I have nothing to do with this case, but it is an interesting read.The family of a man who from the upper deck at Turner Field filed suit Tuesday against the Atlanta Braves and Major League Baseball, claiming negligence relating to how high the guard railing should be. The lawsuit claims that the railing in front of Section 401 was only 30 inches high.

I have been in that area and while I may be a little bit apprehensive of heights, I do remember that the rails seemed lower than in other places.

http://www.myajc.com/news/news/family-of-man-killed-by-turner-field-fall-sues-bra/nq72B/  





Sunday, February 28, 2016

FATwater Recalled





FATwater,  which combines water with small amounts of XCT Oil, an ingredient sourced from coconuts and palm kernel oil has been recalled.

A recent FDA enforcement report found evidence of mircrobial growth in certain bottles. 

http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/enforcement/enforce_rpt-Product-Tabs.cfm?action=select&recall_number=F-0575-2016&w=02172016&lang=eng

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Pink Bikini, Shorts on the Beach Dietary Supplements Recall




An FDA analysis of Pink Bikini (white capsules, blue capsules and gold capsules) and Shorts on the Beach (blue capsules and gold capsules) found these products to be tainted with Sibutramine, Phenolphthalein, and/or Diclofenac, and that this active ingredients are not declared on the label of the product. 

Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010. Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. Phenophthalein is an ingredient previously used in over-the-counter laxatives, but because of concerns of carcinogenicity, it is not currently approved for marketing in the U.S. Health risks associated with phenolphthalein could include potentially serious gastrointestinal disturbances, irregular heartbeat, and cancer with long-term use. Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). 

The use of diclofenac in patients already taking NSAIDS, with allergies, with underlying illnesses or with recent cardiac bypass surgery, could lead to gastrointestinal disturbances, fatal heart attack or stroke. Out of an abundance of caution, Lucy’s Weight Loss System is recommending that Pink Bikini and Shorts on the Beach, in all strengths and pill colors not be consumed, as they may contain any of these undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients and/or an unknown active pharmaceutical ingredient. Any of these undeclared ingredients would make this product an unapproved new drug for which safety and efficacy have not been established.



http://www.infozine.com/news/stories/op/storiesView/sid/63799/

Thursday, February 18, 2016

FDA warns cannabis companies selling CBD supplements




News on the CBD front: In February 2016, FDA issued eight warning letters to firms that market unapproved new drugs that allegedly contain cannabidiol (CBD). FDA had previously issued six such letters in February 2015. FDA has tested these products, and many were found to not contain the levels of CBD they claimed to contain. It is important to note that these products are not approved by FDA for the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of any disease. Consumers should beware purchasing and using any such products.










FirmProductStatePurchase WebsiteProduct Size
CBD Label Claim
Lab Results (mg/g)Lab Results %(w/w)
CBDΔ9-THCOther CannabinoidsCBDΔ9-THCOther Cannabinoids
Cali StoresCBDy CBD Supplement TinctureCAcalistores.com1oz
200mg CBD
--0.029THCA: 0.16--0.0029%THCA: 0.016%
Cali StoresHermosa Farm CannaHoney w/ CBD - 6ozCAcalistores.com6oz
N/A CBD
----THCA: <0 .01="" td="">----THCA: <0 .001="" td="">
Dose of NatureNano CBD Shooter *UThealthydoseofnature.com32 fl oz
1088mg CBD
0.22<0 .01="" td="">--0.022%0.001%--
Dose of NatureRed Strap Hemp Extract 250 – Coconut Oil *UThealthydoseofnature.com1fl oz
N/A CBD
5.60.033CBDA: 0.23
CBN: 0.106
0.56%0.033%CBDA: 0.023%
CBN: 0.0106%
Green Garden GoldCBD - Regular CBD-OilTXgreengardengold.com15ml
100mg CBD
0.790.02CBDA: <0 .01="" br="" style="box-sizing: border-box;">CBN: <0 .01="" td="">0.079%0.002%CBDA: <0 .001="" br="" style="box-sizing: border-box;">CBN: <0 .001="" td="">
Green Garden GoldCBD - Strawberry Jam CBD-OilTXgreengardengold.com6oz
N/A CBD
0.960.03CBDA: <0 .01="" br="" style="box-sizing: border-box;">CBN: <0 .01="" td="">0.096%0.003%CBDA: <0 .001="" br="" style="box-sizing: border-box;">CBN: <0 .001="" td="">
Healthy Hemp OilHerbal Renewals CBD Hemp Oil SupplementTXhealthyhempoil.com1oz
100mg CBD
2.40.081CBN: <0 .01="" td="">0.24%0.0081%CBN: <0 .001="" td="">
Healthy Hemp OilHerbal Renewals 25% CBD Hemp Oil Gold LabelTXhealthyhempoil.com3g
750mg CBD
2578.4CBN: 0.7025.7%0.84%CBN: 0.07%
Healthy Hemp OilPLUS+CBD Oil BalmTXhealthyhempoil.com1.3oz
N/A CBD
0.450.022CBDA: 0.90
THCA: 0.029
0.045%0.0022%CBDA: 0.09%
THCA: 0.0029%
Healthy Hemp OilHempotion Cannabidiol CBD ConcentrateTXhealthyhempoil.com.5oz
100mg CBD
6.60.21CBN: 0.0170.66%0.021%CBN: 0.0017%
Healthy Hemp OilEntourage Occam's RazorTXhealthyhempoil.com10ml
100mg CBD
6.8----0.68%----
Michigan Herbal Remedies, LLCBluebird Botanicals Bulletproof CBD BlendMImichiganherbalremedies.com1 fl oz
250mg CBD
8.70.35CBDA: 0.06
CBD: <0 .1="" td="">
0.87%0.035%CBDA: 0.006%
CBD: <0 .01="" td="">
Michigan Herbal Remedies, LLCUS Hemp Wholesale 25% CBD Hemp Oil Supplement Gold LabelMImichiganherbalremedies.com3g
750mg CBD
2448.6CBDA: 0.24
CBN: 0.8
24.4%0.86%CBDA: 0.024%
CBN: 0.08%
Michigan Herbal Remedies, LLCEndoca Hemp OilMImichiganherbalremedies.com10ml
15% CBD (1500mg)
1595.5CBDA: 10.2
THCA: 0.43
CBN: 0.47
15.90%0.55%CBDA: 1.02%
THCA: 0.043%
CBN: 0.047%
Michigan Herbal Remedies, LLCAlternate Vape LUV-A-BULLMImichiganherbalremedies.com10ml
100mg CBD
7.30.103CBDA: <0 .01="" br="" style="box-sizing: border-box;">CBN: 0.0110.73%0.0103%CBDA: <0 .001="" br="" style="box-sizing: border-box;">CBN: 0.0011%
Michigan Herbal Remedies, LLCTasty Hemp Oil - Tasty Drops Hemp Oil SupplementMItastyhempoil.com1 fl oz
250mg CBD
7.90.3CBN: 0.0240.79%0.03%CBN: 0.0024%
Michigan Herbal Remedies, LLCTasty Vape Hemp Oil - Just PeachyMImichiganherbalremedies.com10ml
100mg CBD
9.60.136CBDA: 0.015
CBN: 0.02
0.96%0.0136%CBDA: 0.0015%
CBN: 0.002%
Michigan Herbal Remedies, LLCPLUS+CBD Oil SprayMImichiganherbalremedies.com2 fl oz
N/A CBD
6.70.3CBN: 0.0240.67%0.03%CBN: 0.0024%
Morgue JuiceMorgue JuiceOK
TX
morguejuice.com150mg CBD0.23<0 .01="" td="">CBDA: <0 .1="" br="" style="box-sizing: border-box;">CBN: <0 .01="" td="">0.023%<0 .001="" td="">CBDA: <0 .01="" br="" style="box-sizing: border-box;">CBN: <0 .001="" td="">
PainBomb, LLCiHempCBD Filtered CBD Hemp OilUTpaindmso.com3g
35.51% - 25mg CBD/serving
3501.6CBN: 8.235.0%0.16%CBN: 0.82%
PainBomb, LLCPainBomb + CBDUTpaindmso.com2oz
N/A CBD
0.330.016--0.033%0.0016%--
Sana Te Premium OilsCBD Oil - 25.2% CBDCAetsy.com25mg/capsule
CBD
0.03117THCA: 0.08
CBN: 1.1
0.0031%1.7%THCA: 0.008%
CBN: 0.11%
25mg/capsule
CBD
0.06119THCA: 0.09
CBN: 1.2
0.0061%1.9%THCA: 0.009%
CBN: 0.12%
25mg/capsule
CBD
0.01713THCA: 0.06
CBN: 0.85
0.0017%1.3%THCA: 0.006%
CBN: 0.085%
* These products were not included in the Warning Letter due to changes to the firm’s website and/or product names
Abbreviations: Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), Cannabidiol (CBD), Cannabinol (CBN), Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDA), Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA)
Page Last Updated: 02/09/2016 

Monday, February 01, 2016

FDA Recalls Skinny Latina Million Dollar Marinade Over Undeclared Ingredient

New of a recent recall of Skinny Latina Million Dollar Marinade bottles from stores for containing undeclared soy. People who are allergic to soy should not consume the product.

The product is available in clear 12-ounce glass bottles with a label on the back stating when it is best consumed. All bottles with the label, “Best By 12-15-15” or earlier, are being recalled. The bottles did not include the corrected labels stating that these contain soy.
The recall was triggered by the discovery of soy in its gluten-free teriyaki sauce ingredient, without the packaging indicating its presence. It is important to note that Skinny Latina Foods Inc. voluntarily recalled the distributed products immediately after, the same press release states.
http://www.latinpost.com/articles/109995/20160120/fda-recalls-skinny-latina-million-dollar-marinade-over-undeclared-ingredient.htm


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

FDA recalls cough syrup brand, says it contains morphine -Master's Herbs Licorice Cough Liquid



According to the FDA: Consumers using this product may not be aware they are ingesting morphine. The unware ingestion of morphine can lead to life-threatening respiratory depression and death. Because the morphine contained in this product is not identified on the label there is a risk that patients who are hypersensitive to morphine could suffer severe allergic reactions. In addition young children with a respiratory illness are vulnerable to respiratory depression from opioids and should not be exposed to morphine in any event. To this date Master Herbs, Inc. is not aware of adverse events associated with use of the product.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Chipotle to close locations for national meeting on Feb. 8


Chipotle Mexican Grill will briefly close locations Feb. 8 when it hosts a national team meeting where the agenda will include food safety changes, a company spokesman said, in the wake of a series of norovirus and E. coli outbreaks that sickened dozens and drove down sales.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2016/01/15/chipotle-close-locations-for-national-meeting-feb/5sXGhddM59MaKYrHWewHAO/story.html

Should Sugary Drinks have a Warning Label?

From CNN:

Bills are under consideration in New York and California that would require sugar-sweetened beverages to feature health warning labels on their packaging, similar to tobacco warning labels in the United States and many other countries. San Francisco has passed a law, which has not gone into effect yet, that requires advertisements for sugary drinks to include warning labels.
http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/14/health/warning-labels-sugary-drinks/

Bad idea- do you agree?

Thursday, January 14, 2016

FDA Issues Urgent Drug Recall of Certain Weight Loss Dietary Supplements - Trim Plus, Jenesis and Oasis

BeeXtreme LLC is recalling all lots of La' Trim Plus, Jenesis and Oasis products from the market. Recent Analysis by the Food and Drug Administration has found undeclared Sibutramine and Phenolphthalein in the Dietary Supplement "La' Trim Plus", “Oasis”, and “Jenesis”.  The recall includes all lots and expiration dates.
BACKGROUND: Sibutramine and Phenolphthalein pose a significant health hazard. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010. It is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke. Phenolphthalein is an ingredient previously used in over-the-counter laxatives, but because of concerns of carcinogenicity, it is not currently approved for marketing in the United States. Health risks associated with phenolphthalein could include potentially serious, gastrointestinal disturbances, irregular heartbeat, and cancer with long-term use.
RECOMMENDATION: Please determine if you have any of the above products on hand. If so, please discontinue selling the products and do not consume them. Please promptly dispose of all identified products. If you have further distributed La' Trim, Jenesis and/or Oasis, please contact your customers if possible and advise them of the recall situation. Provide them with a copy of this notice. Have them return their outstanding recalled stocks to you. If you have any questions regarding this recall please contact beextremellc@gmail.com or call 814-771-4377.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm478890.htm

Chromium Mineral Supplements May Cause Cancer: Other Health Risks Of Dietary Supplements

In a new study, Australian researchers discovered that chromium, which is commonly taken by bodybuilders and dieters, partiallyconverts into a carcinogen when it enters cells.

More at the link: http://www.techtimes.com/articles/123924/20160113/chromium-mineral-supplements-may-cause-cancer-other-health-risks-of-dietary-supplements.htm

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

R Thomas Marketing recalls numerous dietary supplements

R Thomas Marketing is recalling all lots of the following products:
  • Black Ant: BIG BOX (20 small boxes / 4 capsules per box / 80 capsules total)
  • Herb Viagra: BIG BOX (20 small boxes / 4 capsules per box / 80 capsules)
  • Real Skill: BIG BOX (20 small boxes / 4 capsules per box / 80 capsules)
  • Stree Overlord: BIG BOX (20 small boxes / 4 capsules per box / 80 capsules)
  • Weekend Prince: BIG BOX (24 individual cards / 2 capsules per card / 48 capsules)
  • African Black Ant: BIG BOX (8 small boxes / 6 capsules per box / 48 capsules)
The products contain Sildenafil, a PDE-5 Inhibitor which is the active ingredient in an FDA-approved drug for erectile dysfunction (ED) making this tainted dietary supplement and unapproved drug. Sildenafil is not listed on the product labels.

Additionally, the company is recalling all lots of the following products, which came from the same vendors as the above-mentioned products, and may contain Sildenafil:
  • Bull: CASE (10 packs / 3 capsules per can / 30 capsules)
  • Bulls Genital: CASE (10 Cans / 10 capsules per can / 100 capsules)
  • Zhonghua Niu Bian: BIG BOX (6 small boxes / 6 capsules per box / 36 capsules)
  • African Superman: BIG BOX (6 small boxes / 8 capsules per box / 48 capsules)
  • Bigger Longer More Time More Sperms: BIG BOX (6 small boxes / 6 capsules per small box / 36 capsules)
  • Black Ant King: BIG BOX (10 capsules / can / 12 cans per box / 120 capsules)
  • Black Storm: SMALL BOX (6 capsules)
  • Germany Niubian: BIG BOX (10 small boxes / 24 capsules per box / 240 capsules)
  • Happy Passengers: BIG BOX (30 small boxes / 1 capsule per box / 30 capsules)
  • Plant Vigra: BIG BOX / (18 cans / 6 capsules per can / 108 capsules)
  • Hard Ten Days: BIG BOX (6 small boxes / 6 capsules per box / 36 capsules)
  • Man King: BIG BOX (8 small boxes / 5 capsules per box / 40 capsules)
  • Mojo Risen: BIG BOX (24 individual cards / 2 capsules per card/ 48 capsules)
  • Night Man: SMALL BOX (6 capsules)
  • Tiger King: BIG BOX (10 small bottles / 10 capsules per bottle / 100 capsules)
  • Samurai-X: BIG BOX (24 individually wrapped capsules)
  • Super Hard: BIG BOX (20 small boxes / 6 capsules per box / 120 capsules)
  • Zhen Gong: BIG BOX (16 small boxes / 2 capsules per box / 32 capsules)
The above products were marketed as dietary supplements for male sexual enhancement, and were sold from September 2013 to the present mainly sold through the following websites:
The company is notifying its customers by directly via email.

Customers who have any of these above mentioned products should stop using them and arrange for return of them to:

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Chipotle served with grand jury subpoena in norovirus outbreak

Chipotle was served with a federal grand jury subpoena as part of a criminal investigation tied to a dangerous norovirus outbreak this summer at one of its restaurants in California, the company announced Wednesday.
The subpoena, received last month, requires the company to produce a broad range of documents tied to the restaurant in Simi Valley. The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration, the company said.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/01/06/chipotle-hit-with-subpoena-in-federal-criminal-investigation.html

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Arkansas Compounding Pharmacy Recalls Sterile Products

Flagged in recent inspections for apparent safety lapses, a compounding pharmacy in Conway, Arkansas, is voluntarily recalling all lots of its sterile products for humans and animals that were distributed between March 14, 2015, and September 9, 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today.
The pharmacy, US Compounding, is taking the action "due to (FDA) concern over a lack of sterility assurance," the company said in a news release posted on the agency's website.
The recalled products for humans — the vast majority are injectables — include testosterone, corticosteroids, glycopyrrolate, fentanyl, and the vasodilator alprostadil. Also on the list are topical ophthalmic drugs. The products were distributed to patients and healthcare providers alike.

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/PharmacyCompounding/ucm339771.htm