Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bacterial contamination rife in retail store ground turkey

(HealthDay)—Ground turkey from retail stores is often contaminated with fecal bacteria, and in many cases the bacteria are resistant to antibiotics, according to a report published in the June issue of Consumer Reports.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tests find bacteria in products of US pharmacy

Federal regulators said Thursday that they've found contamination in more drugs made by a pharmacy tied to a deadly meningitis outbreak.

Medications

Suit: Firm provided tainted meds in 2002, man died

The compounding pharmacy suspected in a deadly meningitis outbreak settled a lawsuit alleging it produced a tainted shot that caused a man's death in 2004, while a pharmaceutical firm with common owners was accused this summer ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Legionnaires' outbreak brings Scottish distillery to a halt

A Scottish whisky distillery at the centre of an investigation into an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that has infected up to 74 people has temporarily halted production, it said Friday.

Other

FDA proposes rules for nanotechnology in food

(AP) -- Regulators are proposing that food companies that want to use tiny engineered particles in their packaging may have to provide extra testing data to show the products are safe.

Health

FDA: clinicians urged to stop using certain ultrasound gel

(HealthDay) -- Hospitals, clinics, and health care professionals should immediately discontinue using Other-Sonic Generic Ultrasound Transmission Gel due to risk of bacterial contamination in certain batches, according to ...

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