Therapeutic Goods Administration Considering New “Black Triangle” Warnings to Make Medicine Safer

New “black triangle” warnings are being considered by health authorities to alert patients and doctors about possible, unexpected side effects of new drugs. The Therapeutic Goods Administration has released a consultation paper, flagging changes to make drugs and vaccines safer. Under the proposals, black triangles would be used on new medicines or vaccines with provisional …

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E. Coli Illnesses Linked to Soy Nut Butter Increase as Recall Expands

A second child in Washington became seriously ill after eating a soy nut butter product included as part of a nationwide illness outbreak and food recall. The Washington State Department of Health is urging people in Washington to double-check their cupboards for I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter and other products recalled after people who ate them …

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Japan Urged to Deal with Fukushima-Affected Food

Report finds many e-commerce sites selling potentially unsafe products The Chinese Foreign Ministry has urged the Japanese government to take more effective measures to handle the environmental aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster and disclose information to ensure marine environmental safety and the safety of people in other countries. Hua Chunying, spokeswoman for the Ministry …

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‘3.15’ TV Show Punctures Nike’s Air Cushion Claims

Nike China was accused of false promotion and two companies, including Muji, of selling food that could be contaminated with radiation during China Central Television’s annual “3.15” quality investigation program last night. Nike basketball shoes ― Nike Hyperdunk 08 FTB ― were found to be of lower quality than advertised, the program reported. The shoes, …

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Renault Says It Follows Safety Rules, Rejects Press Claims of Defeat Device Use

Renault, France’s second main car maker, on Wednesday rejected the “unbalanced” press report that claimed the company was cheating on its level of pollutant emissions, stressing it was respecting European standards. “Renault group reminds that none of its services has breached European or national vehicle regulations related to vehicle homologations. Renault vehicles are not equipped …

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