Category: Product Liability

Although the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) says that it needs to study the link between SimplyThick (a xanthan gum-based thickening formula fed to premature infants) and Necrotizing Enterocolitis, parents of children who have been injured, or died, are angry that the manufacturer didn’t do more to warn anyone about known risks. What Is NEC? Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) is the death of intestinal tissue, which results in feeding intolerance, increased gastric residuals, abdominal distension and bloody stool. NEC can… Read More

Two more highly caffeinated energy drinks —marketed as dietary supplements—are being linked to serious injuries or deaths in reports to federal regulators. In the last four years, the Food and Drug Administration has received reports of 13 deaths that cited possible involvement of 5-Hour Energy, according to a report in The New York Times. The article said that since 2009, 5-Hour Energy has been mentioned in some 90 filings with the FDA, including more than 30 that involved serious or… Read More

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