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Joseph H. Saunders

Bausch & Lomb Notified by Hong Kong Officials in Fall 2005

According to an article published in the Wall St. Journal, the maker of ReNu contact lens solution, was notified of eye infections in November 2005. The number of those infected with the fungus fusarium keratitits has now risen from 176 last [...]
Joseph H. Saunders

Bausch & Lomb Lawsuit Filing Today

This afternoon I’ll be filing a civil lawsuit against Bausch & Lomb, the manufacturer of ReNu contact lens solution. I’ll be filing in US District Court for the Middle District of Florida on behalf of a woman who has lost nearly [...]
Joseph H. Saunders

FDA Experts' Conflicts of Interest

As a governmental oversight agency, it should be appalling that the FDA uses experts who have financial interests in the drugs and products about which they provide expert testimony. Yet, in a study conducted by the consumer group Public Citizen, [...]
Joseph H. Saunders

ReNu with MoistureLoc Victims Growing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed that there are 24 new cases of fusarium keratitis. This brings the total to 54, up from 30 just two weeks ago. In the midst of new cases, Bausch & Lomb, the manufacturer of [...]
Joseph H. Saunders

Vioxx According to Jurors

There’s an insightful article in the online version of the Wall St. Journalregarding what jurors think when it comes to the pharmaceutical giant Merck and their drug Vioxx. The article states that three things are important when it comes [...]
Joseph H. Saunders

Court Documents Show Ortho McNeil Knew Ortho Evra Was Lethal

Documents have surfaced in litigation that show Ortho-McNeil has been analyzing the FDA’s death and injury reports on women using the Ortho Evra birth-control patch, and has charts that show a higher rate of blood clots and deaths in women [...]
Joseph H. Saunders

GAO Criticizes FDA on How it Handles Drugs

The Government Accountability Office has published a report sharply critical of the Food and Drug Administration. The report states that the organization is sometimes too slow in recognizing safety problems once drugs have gone to market. [...]
Joseph H. Saunders

FDA Says Throw Out ReNu with MoistureLoc

Bausch & Lomb, the maker of contact lens solution ReNu with MoistureLoc may have acted hesitantly when it failed to voluntarily pull its product off store shelves but not so for the FDA. Yesterday, the FDA issued a statement that consumers [...]
Joseph H. Saunders

FDA & CDC Still Looking for Source of ReNu Fungus

The US FDA and the Centers for Disease Control are still looking for the source and cause of the fusarium keratitis fungus that forced Bausch & Lomb to halt shipments of its once popular contact lens solution ReNu with MoistureLoc. Bausch [...]
Joseph H. Saunders

Infección Ocular y la Solución ReNu con MoistureLoc hecho por la compania Bausch & Lomb

Infección ocular por hongos puede causar vision borrosa, dolor en los ojos, e irritación. El hongo fusarium se encuentra comúnamente en las plantas y la tierra de regiones tropicales (como Florida). Sin el tratatamiento de gotas oftálmicas [...]