McNeil Expands Recalls

The FDA has announced that McNeil Consumer Healthcare has expanded its voluntary over-the-counter drug recalls to include additional types of Tylenol, as well as certain formulations of Motrin, Rolaids, Benedryl, Simply Sleep, and St. Joseph’s aspirin.  The recall includes Children’s Tylenol Meltaways and Children’s Motrin caplets and chewables. A full list of recalled products and the…  Read More

Colorectal Cancer News in Brief: December 21

Briefly It’s been tested, and it hurts less to rip a bandaid off fast. NCCN has updated their guidelines for colon and rectal cancer to include testing for BRAF mutations in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. FDA announced a recall of some lots of Alka-Seltzer Plus Day and Night Cold Formula, and an aggressive program to…  Read More

Colorectal Cancer News in Brief: July 10

Research this week finds FDG/PET able to predict response to chemotherapy even after one treatment, and chemotherapy before surgery for liver mets makes CT scan evaluation less accurate. Finding the best imaging methods to diagnosis and monitor cancer and comparing new colorectal cancer screening technologies to current standards are among recommended priorities for comparative effectiveness research…  Read More

Nestle's Refrigerator Cookie Dough Recalled: Risk of E.Coli

Throw out that refrigerated Nestles TOLL HOUSE Cookie Dough!  And don’t eat it raw or bake it. The Food and Drug Administration has announced a voluntary recall of all varieties of Nestle® TOLL HOUSE® refrigerator cookie dough.  While no e. coli bacteria have been actually found in the dough, there have been a number of reports of…  Read More

Entire Setton 2008 Pistachio Crop Recalled

After a joint inspection by the Food and Drug Administration and the California Department of Public Health found evidence of Salmonella contamination in critical areas of the Setton  processing facility, Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella has recalled all pistachios from the 2008 crop. The recall includes those nuts roasted in the shell, shelled roasted nuts, and…  Read More