Archive for September, 2010
If you have Diabetes or know someone who has the disease, you’ll want to read this announcement about Avandia. The New York Times reported that in a highly unusual coordinated announcement, drug regulators in Europe and the United States said Thursday that Avandia, the controversial diabetes medicine, would no longer be widely available.The drug’s sales will be suspended entirely in Europe, while patients in the United States will be allowed access to the medicine only if they and their doctors attest that they have tried every other diabetes medicine and that patients have been made aware of the drug’s substantial risks to the heart. Patients now taking Avandia may continue to do so.
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, CEC Entertainment, Inc., of Irving, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 1,100,000 Light-up Rings and 120,000 Star Glasses. If crushed or pulled apart, the plastic casing can break into small pieces and possibly expose the batteries, posing an ingestion hazard to children. If ingested, the batteries may be damaging to either the stomach, intestine, esophagus or nasal mucus membrane.