Scalpel Weekly News

Week of: April 08, 2013

IN THE NEWS


Nationwide Recall of All Pallimed Pharmacy Sterile Compounded Products Due to Possible Filament Contamination

Pallimed Solutions, Inc., doing business as Pallimed Pharmacy, recalled all sterile compounded products dispensed since January 1, 2013. The recall resulted from a recent inspection conducted by the FDA and the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy. Click title to continue reading...


 
MEDICAL ALERTS


Valley Fever Dramatically Increasing in Some Southwestern States, Possible Long-Term Damage to Nervous System from Disease

Valley Fever, a fungal respiratory infection, dramatically increased in several southwestern states from 1998 through 2011, according to a new study by the CDC. Cases in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah rose from 2,265 in 1998 to more than 22,000 in 2011. Click title to continue reading...



Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas, Mini Pizza Slices, Philly Cheese Steaks, and MarketDay Mozzarella Bites Recalled Due to Possible E. Coli Contamination

Rich Products Corporation of Buffalo, New York, recalled Farm Rich® Mini Quesadillas (PC 35635), Farm Rich® Mini Pizza Slices (PC 35643 and PC 37690), Farm Rich® Philly Cheese Steaks (PC 35634), Farm Rich® Mozzarella Bites (PC 37443 and PC 37691) and Market Day® Mozzarella Bites (PC 80435), produced from November 12, 2012. Click title to continue reading...



Pinto Beans Recalled Due to Incomplete Processing that May Cause Food-Borne Illness

La Preferida, Inc., is voluntarily recalling 4,734 cases (56,808 cans) of La Preferida Whole Pinto Beans 29 oz. (Water & Salt). The manufacturer’s preliminary inspection indicates 420 cans may not have been fully processed, which could result in product contamination by spoilage organisms or by pathogens, which could lead to illness if consumed. Click title to continue reading...


  CASE ALERTS


Patient Recruiter for Miami Home Health Company Sentenced to 36 Months in $20 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

A patient recruiter for a Miami health care company was sentenced to serve 36 months in prison for his participation in a $20 million home health Medicare fraud scheme. In addition to his prison term, the patient recruiter was sentenced to serve two years of supervised release and ordered to pay $950,000 in restitution, jointly and severally with his co-defendants. Click title to continue reading...



New York Reverses Summary Judgment When Defendants’ Expert Affidavits Did Not Address Proximate Cause of Plaintiff's Osteomyelitis

A man fractured a bone. Following the repair of his bone, the man received post-operative care provided by a doctor specializing in orthopedics. The man developed osteomyelitis, a bone infection caused by bacteria or other germs. Click title to continue reading...



Chiropractor Medical Expert’s Opinion on Causation Based on Lack of Pre-Existing Neck Pain Properly Excluded When Neck Pain Pre-Dated Surgery

A maxillofacial surgeon removed a man's four wisdom teeth. After the dental surgery, the man allegedly experienced severe and permanent neck and spinal pain. Click title to continue reading...