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FDA Bans Antibacterial Hand Soap in Effort to Rid Marketplace of 19 Different Chemicals

Sabrina Tavernise with the New York Times reports that the FDA has banned the sale of many antibacterial soaps, in a rule that goes back to 2013, when the federal agency first introduced it. Tavernise quotes scientist Rolf Halden, who works for Arizona State University: "It has boggled my mind why we were clinging to these compounds, and now that they are gone I feel liberated."

Supervisory Pharmacist Criminally Charged in Case Involving Tainted Drugs

This is perhaps one of the most striking examples of "malpractice," if you can call it that, perpetrated by a pharmacist. Indeed, the authorities took it a step further by calling it racketeering. The two terms generally aren't related, but in this case, supervisory pharmacist Glenn Chin is alleged to have caused the deaths of 25 people in seven states because of his "wanton and willful disregard," as Denise Lavoie reports for the Associated Press on Wednesday.

Are there defective products in your home?

Every year, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announces hundreds of recalls concerning thousands of defective products here in the U.S. However, despite these efforts and the 24-hour news cycle that has now become the norm thanks to the Internet and social media, a large number of these defective -- and frequently very dangerous -- products can still be found in homes.

Study backs FDA's controversial position on surgical instrument

While most people might not realize it, a debate has been raging between the Food and Drug Administration and certain sections of the U.S. medical community over the ongoing use of a medical device that the agency claims can be linked to an increased cancer risk. The medical device in question is a power morcellator, which for the uninitiated is a surgical instrument that is designed to cut up larger pieces of tissue inside the body for extraction via smaller laparoscopic incisions. The device is frequently utilized by OB/GYNs during hysterectomies or surgical procedures to remove uterine fibroids. Back in April, the FDA began discouraging OB/GYNs from using power morcellators, arguing that the devices can actually serve to spread previously undetected cancerous cells.

Popular energy drink now under fire from multiple prosecutors

If you were to enter virtually any convenience store in the United States and walk to the coolers in back, there's a very good chance that you'd see several shelves full of energy drinks. In fact, you may even notice that these products have now pushed both soft drinks and sports drinks to the lower shelves.

Lawsuit alleges medical device used for leg fractures is defective

There is perhaps nothing more frightening for people than the prospect of having to undergo some type of surgical procedure to implant a medical device. However, those frightened of the operating room often find comfort in the thought that the medical device being implanted into their body has been rigorously tested and is otherwise perfectly safe.

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