Consumer Alerts (page 11)


Supervalu Supermarket Chain Investigating Possible Data Breach

Supermarket chain Supervalu, Inc. has announced it is investigating a potential data breach that may have affected some of its food and stand-alone liquor stores...

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  • Aug 15, 2014

J & J Unit Recalls Morcellation Surgical Tools Over Cancer Risk

Ethicon, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, is reportedly planning to ask doctors on Thursday to return the company’s morcellators (the tools used during a...

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  • Jul 31, 2014

FTC Sues T-Mobile Over Unauthorized Charges on Customers' Phone Bills

Earlier this month, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a lawsuit against T-Mobile alleging that the company engaged in a practice known as “cramming.”...

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  • Jul 29, 2014

Study Finds New Cancer Risk From Morcellation

A new study conducted by a group of Columbia University physicians found that a surgical procedure known as power morcellation has the potential to spread...

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  • Jul 28, 2014

AT&T Confirms Hackers Targeted Codes to Unlock Phones in April Data Breach

After keeping details of the cyber attack quiet for months, national telecommunications staple AT&T has confirmed reports that an unknown number of customers’ Social Security...

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  • Jul 22, 2014

FDA Says It Will Not Ban Vaginal Mesh Products – At Least Not Yet

On Tuesday, the FDA rejected a request from Public Citizen, a Washington D.C.-based, non-profit consumer advocacy group, to recall all existing vaginal mesh products and...

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  • Jul 17, 2014

FDA Panel Discusses Limiting Use of Power Morcellation Over Cancer Risk

Last week, the FDA’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel held a public meeting to discuss whether a procedure known as laparoscopic power morcellation should continue...

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  • Jul 15, 2014

FDA Says OTC Acne Treatment Products Can Cause Serious Allergic Reactions

The Food and Drug Administration announced last week that certain topical, over-the-counter acne treatment products can cause serious allergic reactions, and that this risk is...

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  • Jul 1, 2014

FDA Adds Warnings for Venous Blood Clots on Prescription Low T Products

The FDA announced it is requiring all prescription testosterone manufacturers to add general warnings for blood clots in the veins, known as venous thromboembolism (VTE),...

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  • Jun 24, 2014

Possible Security Breach at P.F. Chang's Prompts Investigation

P.F. Chang’s said it is investigating claims of a possible security breach that may have compromised thousands of customers’ debit and credit card data. In...

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  • Jun 13, 2014

Boehringer Ingelheim to Settle Thousands of Pradaxa Lawsuits for $650M

On Wednesday, Boehringer Ingelheim announced that it would pay $650 million to settle claims that the company failed to provide adequate warnings for its blood-thinner...

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  • Jun 2, 2014

Lowe's Data Breach Put Thousands of Employees at Risk for Identity Theft

Lowe’s is alerting 35,000 past and current delivery drivers and other employees about a data breach that may have compromised their Social Security numbers, driver’s...

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  • May 27, 2014

Recall Over Steering Rack Issues: the Latest Headache for GM

On Wednesday, General Motors (GM) announced its 30th product recall this year, bringing the company’s grand total of recalled vehicles to 13.8 million. But the...

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  • May 23, 2014

eBay Announces Security Breach, Hackers Accessed Passwords, Addresses

This afternoon, eBay announced that it had been the victim of a “cyberattack” thart allowed hackers to gain access to users’ encrypted passwords, names, addresses,...

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  • May 21, 2014

FDA May Reclassify Vaginal Mesh Implants as High-Risk Medical Devices

On Tuesday, the FDA announced a proposed order to reclassify vaginal mesh implants as high-risk medical devices. This reclassification, if approved, would force implant manufacturers...

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  • May 7, 2014