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Drug Blog Round-Up

Some noteworthy news items to start your week:

  • Tylenol: Tylenol drug recall expanded to include other Johnson & Johnson/McNeil products (Motrin, Benadryl, Rolaids, Simply Sleep, St. Joseph). See the manufacturer’s press release.
  • Radiation: Philadelphia Veterans Administration acknowledges that incorrect dosages of radiation were given to 114 veterans for prostate cancer. See the Legal Blog of Shrager, Spivey & Sachs.
  • BPA: FDA to change labeling for bisphenol-A. It has “some concern about the potential effects of BPA on the brain, behavior and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children.” See The New York Times.

  • FDA Warning Letters: Publication by Sean P. Wajert, James M. Beck, and Vincent A. Gallo on the “Reduced Legal Oversight For FDA Warning Letters Amplifies Compliance And Liability Risks.” See the Washington Legal Foundation.
  • Faked Drug Research: Federal charges filed against a doctor who allegedly faked research for painkillers, including Vioxx and Celebrex. He received money and other presents from Pfizer. See Yahoo! Finance.

Happy Monday!