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The Latest Infant Product Under CPSC Scrutiny: Nursing Pillows

From faulty inclined sleepers to unsafe cribs, the infant product category has been on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) priority list for as long as we can remember. Now, the latest products under scrutiny are infant nursing pillows. The CPSC this month issued a

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What The FDA’s Nitrosamine Impurity Guidance Means for Drug Manufacturers

It’s been over two years since carcinogenic nitrosamines were discovered in some widely used drugs. The discovery occurred in 2018 when the contaminant was found in active pharmaceutical ingredients in Valsartan, a blood pressure medication. Since then, the contaminant has been found in several other drugs taken by millions of people each year. The Latest Update In 2019, the contaminant was found in ranitidine medications (commonly known as Zantac) and Nizatidine.

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Beware: Your Inadequate Product Recall Is Likely to Provoke a Lawsuit

While most product recalls in all industries are preventable through careful planning and strict procedures, they still occur and happen now more than ever before. And even after following correct protocols and regulatory guidance, you may still find yourself in the middle of a recall. But it’s not only a defective product that will put your company at risk. More important is the way you manage the recall that follows.

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Despite COVID-19, Product Recalls Are Still Happening

We just released our First Quarter 2020 Recall Index with everything you need to know right now about recalls in the food, consumer product, medical device, pharmaceutical, and automotive industries. But since COVID-19’s impact was only beginning to be felt in March, we thought it would be helpful to preview the Second Quarter based on April data.

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Preying on Fear, Activists Call for More Food Safety Regulation

In the aftermath of widespread romaine lettuce, flour, and chicken-strip recalls in 2019, the U.S. PIRG Education Fund is calling for upgrades to food-safety regulation in the 2020 edition of its food safety report, “How Safe is Our Food?” In most cases, regulations U.S. PIRG wants aren’t groundbreaking, and are already on the industry’s radar.

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