Philips, the medical equipment maker that is recalling ventilators due to use of parts containing a potentially hazardous foam, said on November 14 the company is in discussions with U.S. regulators after a new inspection of one of its facilities.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a recall of surgical staplers made by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit, warning that the use of the devices could cause serious injury or death.
Additional shortages of blood pressure drugs in the United States are possible following recent recalls related to traces of a probable carcinogen found in some versions a particular class of hypertension medicines, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.
Johnson & Johnson said the company would work with the Indian government to compensate patients who had suffered from hip implants that were recalled by the U.S. healthcare firm eight years ago after data showed high failure rates.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said recalled Kellogg Co. Honey Smacks cereal was still being sold at retail outlets and warned consumers not to purchase the product.