Consumer Alerts (page 11)
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...
- 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.”...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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),...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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,...
- 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...
- May 7, 2014
Millions of Michaels, Aaron Brothers Shoppers Had Credit Card Info Stolen
In January, Michaels Stores hinted at a possible data breach, and on Thursday, the company confirmed that hackers gained access to more than 2.6 million...
- Apr 18, 2014