The Food and Drug Administration has voted to deny an expansion of a drug currently on the market due to the dangers that might be posed by the new function that the drug’s makers were hoping to market it for.
Xgeva, a drug made by Amgen, has since 2010 been used to prevent bone injuries related to cancer. But recently, the makers of the drug petitioned the FDA to allow the drug to go to market for a stated use of preventing bone metastases in those persons suffering from prostate cancer resistant to castration. The FDA has denied that request, saying that an additional clinical trial would be needed.
In February, the Oncologic Drugs Advisery Committee came to a 12 to 1 conclusion that the benefits of this added treatment would not outweigh the risks. It was discovered that such usage entailed a 5% risk that a patient would suffer some complications in their bones, compared with a 15% lower risk of the aforementioned metastases. This, combined with no demonstrable effect on survivability of the disease, led to their decision.
I pay close attention to these kinds of developments as a personal injury attorney in San Jose. With so many drugs coming to market, someone in a position such as mine has to be well versed in the dangers that certain drugs might pose to a consumer. I hope as a Bakersfield personal injury lawyer that all drugs are guaranteed safe before they’re bestowed upon the general public.
Officials in Phoenix are hoping that a graphic comic book can get an important message across about bike safety.
Scheduled to run for six issues, the comic was dreamed up by the City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department as a way to educate teenage bicycle riders on how to avoid blind spots or getting struck by someone opening their car door and to instruct about the importance of always obeying posted signs.
City officials have said that, upon studying bicycle crash data, it became clear that males between the ages of 12 to 17 made up a disproportionate amount of accident victims. They wanted a way to get through to this at-risk section of the population. The comics are currently only available through the Street Transportation Department’s Office, but this will change once the comics get rolled out to local schools upon the beginning of the next school year in the fall.
What’s somewhat surprising is the level of violence depicted in the comics. The series fully intends to show the injurious and sometimes deadly consequences of ignoring bike safety rules, and it does so by depicting the carnage in a way that would rival a driver’s education video. Kids seem to love it, but parents have concerns.
As a Bakersfield personal injury lawyer, I’m used to seeing the typical ways that safety awareness is spread. The various methods can begin to seem rote, which is why it’s sometimes good to think outside the box. I wish Phoenix luck with their campaign. I hope as a car accident attorney in Bakersfield that the comic keeps kids safe from roadside danger.
Another food product has had to be recalled due to the threat of a possible bacterial contamination.
This time, the item in question is called Albie’s Pizza Calzone. It was manufactured by Albie’s Foods, a company based out of the Michigan city of Gaylord. The item is a ready to eat, fully cooked calzone. Albie’s announced the recall once it was discovered that the product could pose a risk of infecting the consumer with Listeria monocytogenes.
The packages under threat of contamination are those that contain four dozen 4.5 ounce pieces of the calzone. The items were created on April 10 and shipped to retailers in Michigan and Indiana. The best way to tell if the item is at risk is by looking at the package. The packaging will have an establishment number of EST. 10100. 311 pounds of the calzone are affected by the recall.
Persons who come into contact with Listeria monocytogenes can contract listeriosis. While persons with a healthy constitution are not typically in danger of getting this disease, infants, elderly persons, and others with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. These persons can face a serious and life-threatening infection, and other side effects can include headaches, nausea, and a high fever.
I’m sorry as a personal injury attorney in San Francisco to see another food item pose a risk to consumers. I hope as a Bakersfield personal injury lawyer that the item can get completely recalled before someone gets sick or worse.
Micro Bird Incorporated has announced a voluntary recall for 13 of its Micro Bird and Girardin G5 transit buses equipped with Braun Vista 2 and Century 2 wheel chair lifts. The roll stop latches affixed to the outer barrier of these wheel chair lifts may become misshapen or improperly aligned after repeated use over time. If a wheelchair is not detained by the roll stop latch, the wheel chair may roll off the ramp. If this happens while the platform is suspended in the air, the wheelchair may hit the ground with enough force to injure its occupant.
Micro Bird will begin informing owners and operators of affected vehicles, which were manufactured during model years 2008 through 2010, and making repairs to the defective roll stop latches at no cost to the consumer.
Consumers in search of more information on this and other vehicle recalls, can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety’s Vehicle Safety Hotline. For inquiries regarding the Micro Bird and Girardin G5 transit bus recall, reference campaign identification number 12V154000. Consumers may also contact Micro Bird directly and reference Micro Bird campaign number 12-052-BRU.
As a Bakersfield car accident attorney, I hope this transit bus recall is carried out before anyone is injured by the potentially defective auto parts. If you or someone you love has been injured in a collision or other incident involving a recalled vehicle, please consider hiring a Bakersfield personal injury lawyer.
The Viking Range Corporation, headquartered in Greenwood, Mississippi, announced a voluntary recall of approximately 2,000 of its Viking dishwashers due to a risk that an electrical component in the dishwasher may become overheated and potentially cause the dishwasher to catch fire. The company has received 21 consumer complaints regarding the component’s propensity to overheat, including five complaints of fires resulting in property damage.
Dishwasher models affected by this recall include Viking 24 inch Professional, Designer and Custom Panel dishwashers manufactured between May and September 2010 and available for sale at appliance and retail stores across the United States between June 2010 and March 2012 in 26 colors including black, white as well as models made from stainless steel and custom wood panels. The dishwashers were sold at prices ranging from $1,425 to $2,000. The recall affects dishwashers bearing model numbers DDB325, DFB450, VDB325 and VDB450 and serial numbers with their first six digits (representing the manufacturing date) ranging from 052610 to 091510. The model and serial number are located on the identification plate affixed along the inside of the dishwasher doorframe. Owners of dishwashers affected by the recall should discontinue their use immediately and contact the manufacturer for an in-home repair a no cost to the consumer.
As a Fresno personal injury attorney, I hope this recall prevents any further harm. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, please consider contacting a Bakersfield personal injury lawyer.
It seems like everyday there’s a new product recall that affects thousands of people across the country, and today is no different.
Husqvarna Professional Products, a company based out of North Carolina, has announced a recall of 19,500 grass trimmers and an additional 6,500 hedge trimmers.
Manufactured in China, the items were available at a number of Husqvarna retailers across the country, including Sears and Lowes, between May 2011 and January of this year. They retailed anywhere from $150 to $320.
The safety issue has to do with a rubber spacer on the device. This component is supposed to secure the fuel lines inside the fuel tank. However, a leak can spring from the rubber spacer, which would create a fire hazard. There have already been seven reports of leakage, although thankfully, no injuries appear to have occurred in conjunction with this defect.
Consumers are being advised to cease usage of the hedge and grass trimmers at once. They can bring the trimmers back from the dealer that it was purchased from, at which point the item will be repaired for no charge.
As a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles, I’m sad to see yet another product get recalled because of a defect. Trimmers like this could be dangerous if not used properly anyway, so it’s disheartening to see a flaw create an additional hazard. I hope as a Bakersfield personal injury lawyer that no one gets hurt because of this item.
The threat of listeria monocytogenes contamination has once again reared its head, prompting the recall of another product this week.
This particular recall concerns 1,100 pounds of beef produced by Mosul Kubba, a company based out of Illinois. The item is specifically called Kubba of Wheat, a stuffed and layered beef product. Those items that fall under the purview of the recall come in either a two pound vacuum sealed package or in a 20 pound case.
They were shipped to a single distributor in Detroit, Michigan, on March 20 only. The affected products are likely but not guaranteed to have 12082 as a case code and “EST. 21576” as an establishment number.
The presence of listeria can greatly increase the risk that a person could contract listeriosis. This uncommon disease, which can cause a fever, headaches, and nausea, is particularly damaging to children, the elderly, and persons who might have weakened immune systems. These groups of persons are susceptible to serious and potentially life threatening infections. Pregnant women that contract listeriosis are put at risk of having a miscarriage or a stillbirth.
Given the seriousness of such contamination, I’m pleased as a personal injury lawyer in Fresno to see this recall get issued. Such announcements can go a long way toward maintaining public safety. As a Bakersfield personal injury lawyer, I understand how important these announcements are, and I wish more people followed these announcement so they know when their family is potentially at risk.
A campaign to get genetically engineered foods labelled as such by the Food and Drug Administration looks to be gaining support.
The Just Label It Campaign has filed a petition with the FDA to make such labeling a rule, and they have released a statement claiming that more than one million people have pledged their support. The company also cited statistics which state that 93% of Americans are in favor of such a system.
Such labeling would align the United States with a number of other countries, including Japan, Russia, Australia, and partner countries of the European Union.
The Center for Food Safety tasked its attorneys with crafting the petition. The FDA now has six months to consider the content of that document and respond to the public. Proponents of the petition say that genetically engineered crops raises the price of land, preventing new businesses from forming and hindering limited resource farms. They say that such farmers are also at the mercy of a small group of seed providers that can set a high fixed price.
Right now, the only choice that consumers have to guarantee they’re not consuming genetically engineered products is to purchase food that has been certified organic.
As a personal injury lawyer in San Jose, I’ll be curious to see what happens should the FDA accept the terms of the petition. Would it mean that if a genetically engineered ingredient slips into a food product, that product might be recalled as a threat to safety? It’s hard to say at this juncture, but I’ll certainly be paying attention as a Bakersfield personal injury lawyer.
Sun Pharmaceuticals, thebiggest drug manufacturer in India, has announced a voluntary recall of approximately 1.55 million units of eye solution in the United States, due to an impure medicine formula, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration.
The eye solution, used to treat conjunctivitis, was discovered to contain impurities that were not up to the Food and Drug Administration’s specifications.
The recall is classified by the FDA as a Class III recall, defined as a recall of medication that is unlikely to cause any harmful health effects for patients. The eye solution originated from the city of Gujarat, where Sun Pharmaceuticals’ Halol plant is located. This is a common classification of drug recall in the United States, and does not necessarily reflect upon the drug’s effectiveness.
Two other medications, manufactured by Cipla,, also headquartered in India, have been recalled for impurities as well. Cipla, based in Mumbai, is recalling from the United States two drugs made by its partner companies Teva Pharmaceuticals and Eagle Pharmaceuticals. Teva has issued a recall for 7,260 units of its prostate cancer treatment drug flutamide and Eagle Pharmaceuticals is recalling an unknown amount of argatroban injection units.
As a Bakersfield personal injury lawyer, I hope these drug impurities don’t lead to any harm for consumers. If you or someone you know was negatively affected by a defective drug, please consider contacting a Fresno personal injury attorney.
Pennsylvania is doing its part to make local roads safer for bicyclists.
On April 2, a law will go into effect that is designed to improve the flow of traffic while keeping bike riders safe from harm. Residents of the state are being encouraged to learn more about the new rules being instituted so that safety will not be compromised.
Perhaps the biggest thing to note is a rule which states that vehicle drivers must give bicycle riders four feet of space when passing. This enables drivers to go past a center line to allow the necessary cushion, assuming that there isn’t traffic coming in the opposite direction. Drivers are also required to give bikes the right of way when a vehicle is turning left and a bike is going straight from the opposite direction.
For their part, bicyclists are required to make an effort not to impede traffic flow. Riders are advised to be at a safe distance from parked cars, and they may use any portion of the lane that allows them to avoid potential hazards that could cause an accident.
These rules are important to examine. As a car accident attorney in Bakersfield, I comprehend better than most the repercussions that a car on bike crash can have. We all need to be aware of how to best ensure safety of all parties, and it’s my wish as a Bakersfield personal injury lawyer that everyone across the country, not just in Pennsylvania, do whatever they can to maintain safety.