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Consumers urged to check recalled dehumidifiers amid fire risk

Many people use dehumidifiers in their homes during the warm summer months without realizing the appliance may be a potential safety hazard. Around 6.8 million units have been recalled in recent years due to a defect that causes them to overheat, start smoking and eventually catch fire. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission …

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Pyrex faces class action lawsuit for exploding glassware

Pyrex has been sued over allegations that the company’s popular glass cookware products are defective and prone to shattering. The class-action lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on behalf of four plaintiffs and other U.S. consumers who bought or own Pyrex glassware made from soda lime silicate …

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Defective tampons recalled over infection risk

A personal care products manufacturer voluntarily recalled a line of tampons after customers complained they were unraveling or falling apart inside the body. The tampons were sold across the United States and Canada. Kimberly-Clark released a statement announcing the recall of U by Kotex Sleek Tampons manufactured from October 7, 2016 to October 16, 2018. …

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Woman sues Johnson & Johnson over alleged talcum powder cancer risk

Woman sues Johnson & Johnson over alleged talcum powder cancer risk

A woman brought a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, accusing the company of failing to warn consumers about the cancer risks associated with its popular talcum powder products. She claimed she would not have purchased Johnson’s Baby Powder had she known about its alleged link to ovarian cancer. Barbara Mihalich is the lead plaintiff in …

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Illinois introduces new pharmacy guidelines to enhance patient safety

Under new regulations Illinois pharmacists will now be required to counsel patients when they get new medication orders filled or are seeking changes to regular prescriptions. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner recently approved the updated guidelines in an effort to improve customer safety. Pharmacists must provide verbal counseling when dispensing drugs to new patients, giving new …

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Illinois considers measures to improve pharmacy safety

The heavy workload of pharmacists in Illinois has been under the spotlight in recent months. The state has proposed several bills in an effort to improve consumer safety and reduce the chances of prescription errors that can cause harm to patients. The Illinois House of Representatives voted in favor of legislation that would set up …

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IKEA settles lawsuit regarding dangerous dressers for $50M

IKEA, which is the biggest seller of furniture worldwide, has entered into a $50 million settlement agreement with the families of three young boys, whose deaths were caused by products manufactured by the Swedish company. The victims, who were two years old and younger, perished when IKEA dressers fell over them. In each case, the …

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Illinois man claims Nexium use caused kidney disease

An Illinois man filed a product liability lawsuit against Nexium, claiming he suffered chronic kidney disease after taking the heartburn drug. George Mullen brought the complaint against Nexium manufacturer AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York on August 26. He is seeking $10 million in damages for alleged …

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Illinois man alleges Wal-Mart pharmacist filled wrong prescription

A man who suffers from high blood pressure sued a Wal-Mart pharmacy in Cahokia, Illinois, claiming the pharmacist provided him with the incorrect prescription. Leroy Turner filed the lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court on August 25, 2015. He alleged Wal-Mart Inc. and pharmacist Christopher L. Hurtte were negligent in providing him with the …

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Confusion over drug names leads to medication errors

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), some physicians and pharmacists are experiencing some confusion over the similarity of the names of an antidepressant and a blood-thinning medication. Although the FDA claims it is unaware of anyone who consumed the wrong medication, the agency said it received 50 reports of medication errors, including instances …

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