Last week Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc initiated a voluntary recall of its generic hydrocodone and acetaminophen due to suspected high doses. The recall is limited to two lots of the drugs. The company said it has received no reports of injuries related to the issue.
The Food and Drug Administration is advising not to consume Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter as the product has possibly been linked to outbreak of Salmonella. The CDC reports that 29 people in 18 states have become infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Bredeney.
The New England Journal of Medicine released three studies last week regarding the impact of sugar-sweetened beverages on obesity. These studies are some of the most rigorous analysis, involving thousands of participants, on the subject.
The World Health Organization (WHO) released a statement throught the UN global alert and response system that indicates a new virus belonging to the same family as SARS has been found in a Britain.
Research presented at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research 2012 Scientific Sessions indicates that there may be a link between resistant hypertension (taking three or more blood pressure medications with continued blood pressure over 140/90). Study included 234 high blood pressure patients and their sleep patterns.