Scalpel Weekly News

Week of: September 16, 2013

IN THE NEWS


Chobani Recalls All Greek Yogurt Due to Illness Claims and Product Problems

Chobani, Inc., of Twin Falls, Idaho, recalled all flavors and all sizes of its Greek Yogurt. These may be in cups, tubs or tubes. The company has ceased the distribution of the product due to reports of product bloating and swelling and some claims of illness as the company continues its investigation to identify the root cause. Click title to continue reading...


 
MEDICAL ALERTS


Idaho Farm Under Consent Decree for Illegal Drugs in Cattle

The U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against the owner and the manager of T&T Cattle and T&T Cattle Pearl, of Parma, Idaho, for violations including illegally administering new animal drugs for uses that are not approved by the FDA. Click title to continue reading...



Ophthalmic Solution Recalled Due to Ineffective Preservative; Mold Found

Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., recalled nine lots of Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution, 30 mL, due to complaints of mold found in the 30 mL bottles after use, concerns regarding the effectiveness of the preservative after use and handling of the product by consumers. Click title to continue reading... 



E-Cigarette Use More Than Doubles Among Middle and High School Students

The percentage of U.S. middle and high school students who use electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, more than doubled from 2011 to 2012, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings from the National Youth Tobacco Survey show that the percentage of high school students who reported ever using an e-cigarette rose from 4.7 percent in 2011 to 10.0 percent in 2012. Click title to continue reading... 


  CASE ALERTS


No Pulmonary Benefits for Police Officer with Cystic Fibrosis For Stun Gun Injury

A workers' compensation claimant, who suffered from cystic fibrosis, petitioned for review of the decision of the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) that upheld the denial by the Workers' Safety and Compensation Division of benefits for treatment of pulmonary and joint symptoms that the claimant attributed to a workplace accident. Click title to continue reading... 



Standard of Care Expert in Malpractice Action; Physician Assistant Fondling Patient

A woman presented to the emergency room complaining of headache, blurry vision, and sensitivity to light. A physician’s assistant examined the woman by taking her pulse and listening to her heart through a stethoscope. The woman alleged that the physician’s assistant removed her bra without her consent and touched her inappropriately while claiming to listen to her heart. Click title to continue reading... 



Medical Transportation Provider Pleads Guilty; $13 Million Kickback and Fraud

A Brooklyn, N.Y., resident pleaded guilty for his role as a patient recruiter in a $13 million kickback and health care fraud scheme, the fourth defendant to plead guilty in the scheme based at the Cropsey Medical Care PLLC clinic in Brooklyn. Click title to continue reading...