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News Roundup

  • High Court To Hear Case Over ‘Data Mining’ Of Drug Prescription Data (Liberal, Political News & Candidate). I’m in the minority I know but I really don’t care that much about data mining of pharmaceutical drugs prescriptions, on Facebook or anywhere else.
  • Health care bill ends pre-tax purchases of aspirin and other non-prescription drugs (Politi fact)
  • FCSO targets Rx abuse (Forsyth News)
  • Doctors rapped over narcotics prescriptions (The Chronicle Herald)
  • Four file lawsuit against Vancouver pain clinic (The Columbian). I understand these cases, I really do. The problem is, when it comes to narcotic prescriptions it takes two: a prescribing doctor and a patient who is taking the medication. In many cases, both bear responsibility and, in my opinion, the patient often bears the bulk of the responsibility.
  • The Drug and Device Law Blog reports on the granting of cert in a pharmaceutical drug company First Amendment case. I personally don’t think James Madison was thinking about Johnson & Johnson when he was writing that little diddy up.
  • Weight loss product Synerate recalled (CTV News)
  • Child safety: New registration system alerts parents to vital recalls (Sun Sentinel)
  • Tamale Recall Initiated Over Allergen Concerns: USDA (The epoch times)
  • Antibiotic Maker Recalls Underweight Tablets (Medical News)
  • Rocks Organic recalls blackcurrant squash (Safer Food, Better Business)

  • ITT Water Technology Recalls Pumps Due to Electric Shock/Electrocution Hazard (Clarksville, TN Online)
  • Jean Bourget recalled children’s hooded cardigans over strangulation risks (Justice News Flash Release)
  • Rant Safe Snow Removal – Snow Blower Recall by Honda (Rant rave)
  • Salmonella fear leads to herb recall; product sold at Wegmans (Press & Sun-Bulletin)