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Joseph H. Saunders

If You're Going to Get Tasered, Snort Some Coke First

The title to this post is no joke. I found this on the Motley Fool website. Taser International has issued the following statement: “TASER International, Inc. … announced today that … a standard electrical discharge from [...]
Joseph H. Saunders

Pesticides and Birth Defects

There’s a major problem in the agricultural fields of Florida. Yet, it goes practically unnoticed because those affected are migrant farmworkers who often don’t speak much English. They pick our strawberries and tomatoes. They [...]
Joseph H. Saunders

Wyeth's Fen-Phen Settlement Approved

Drug maker Wyeth is expected to announce as early as today that a revised legal settlement, covering the most common damage claims for the diet drugs it once sold, has won final judicial approval. About 5.8 million people took Wyeth’s [...]
Joseph H. Saunders

In Public Relations World It's Botch & Lomb

There’s an interesting article published in Advertising Ageabout how Bausch & Lomb botched the crisis surrounding its $500 million contact lens solution products market. In spite of a public relations blitz in which the company took [...]
Joseph H. Saunders

FDA Urges Stronger Warning for Ketek

Citing a growing number of deaths related to liver failure, the FDA has called for a stronger warning label for the antibiotic drug KetekThe FDA has received reports of 12 cases of acute liver failure, including the four deaths, in patients [...]
Joseph H. Saunders

Fosamax Linked to Serious Injury

While physicians say they’re rare, Fosamax users can be susceptible to “dead jaw” disease or commonly known as jaw rot. Fosamax, an osteoporosis drug belonging to the bisphosphonate family, can lead to “dead jaw” [...]
Joseph H. Saunders

U of Pitt Med Center Doc Finds Fusarium in Bausch & Lomb Product

As part of the CDC’s investigation of Bausch & Lomb’s eye contact solution ReNu with MoistureLoc, a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center doctor was able to grow the fusarium keratitis fungus from the contact lens solution. [...]
Joseph H. Saunders

Ketek Facing the Heat

US Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) has called on the maker of Ketek, Sanofi-Aventis, to produce its investigator as part of a probe of the company’s handling of the antibiotic. The letter released last night [...]
Joseph H. Saunders

FDA: Bausch & Lomb Failed to Promptly Notify

The FDA said yesterday that ReNu maker Bausch & Lomb failed to promptly report 35 cases of the fusarium keratitis infection. The failure to inform the FDA within a 30 day time period is part of a larger list of 20 violations the FDA listed [...]
Joseph H. Saunders

More News on Bausch & Lomb

I was quoted in today’s Boston Globe as a result of Bausch & Lomb’s decision to halt permanently the worldwide sales of its ReNu with MoistureLoc. As the paper stated, I think the decision confirms what we’ve suspected [...]