According to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) press release dated June 13, 2013, Sagent Pharmaceuticals is expanding its nationwide recall to all lots of Vecuronium Bromide for injection. The Vecuronium Bromide was manufactured by Mustafa Nevzat (MN) Pharmaceuticals. The recall now includes all lots made from July, 2011 through May, 2012.
An elevated impurity has been discovered in the Vecuronium Bromide, which could potentially harm critically ill patients who have renal failure. The initial recall began on June 7, 2003, and included only three lots for injection to the user level. That recall has been expanded, according to the FDA, based on results obtained in more analyses completed since the original recall. Read the rest »
A traffic accident that occurred on Thursday morning, June 13, 2013, tied up westbound traffic on Interstate 80 in Omaha for hours. As reported by omaha.com, the accident involved three separate vehicles—two cars and one pickup truck. The crash happened at approximately 7:45 a.m. on westbound I-80 near 42nd street. The collision left three of the five lanes of westbound I-80 blocked.
Officials at the scene later were forced to close down the 42nd Street ramp approaching Interstate 80 because of the extreme amount of backed-up traffic on the Interstate.
Commuters traveling in the opposite direction eastbound on I-80 had to deal with their own traffic tie up due to another accident. That accident happened earlier Thursday morning at approximately 7:25 a.m. on eastbound I-80 near 60th Street. Read the rest »
One of the victims from a multi-vehicle accident in Omaha Friday morning, June 7, has died. As reported by 6 News NBC WOWT, the accident involved a stolen lawn service truck owned by Penton Landscaping. According to police, the truck was stolen at approximately 10:45 a.m. at 34th Street and Arbor. Lawn service personnel told Channel 6 News that they were at a job site when the suspect jumped into the truck and sped away. Lawn service workers chased the truck on foot and then dialed 911.
Witnesses reported seeing the truck with a trailer attached swerving all over the highway near Leavenworth and Saddle Creek. They said they saw the truck rear end a car, strike another vehicle that was waiting to make a left-hand turn, and then hit an SUV before coming to a stop. Read the rest »
On June 7, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall by Adobe, of San Jose, California, of high-power magnets contained in the packaging of promotional materials for the Adobe Connect product. Once the box is opened, consumers see attached to the cover, a ring of powerful magnets. These high-power magnet sets are contained inside a green box with a black lid. There are 12 magnets inside the packaging, and each measures approximately five millimeters across. Surrounding the circle of magnets are the words, “With Adobe Connect it all just clicks.” The magnets were manufactured in China.
The small magnets could be swallowed by a child, and when two or more are swallowed, the magnets can clamp onto the body’s tissues. This can cause obstruction of the intestines and intestinal perforations. Harm to internal tissues can cause health effects lasting for a lifetime. Read the rest »
June means summer has arrived in Nebraska, and unfortunately with the arrival of summer come the dangers associated with private pools and spas. A report released on May 22 from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reveals that 75 percent of all pool and spa submersion deaths are among children less than five years of age. In fact, the study found that drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children ages one through four. According to Inez Tenenbaum, CPSC chairperson, the lives of hundreds of children can be saved by teaching children how to swim and keeping an uninterrupted watch on children as they swim.
This summer of 2013, the CPSC’s pool safety campaign is highlighting the populations who are at the greatest risk of drowning. They include the following: Read the rest »
A third teen has died at Creighton University Medical Center from injuries suffered in a car crash on Old Highway 8. As reported by WOWT.com, the crash occurred at night on June 3 near the Budweiser plant on Old Highway 8 and Highway 275. Channel 6 reporters were told by law enforcement officials that the four teens in a 1966 Ford Mustang were racing another car. The driver of the second car involved called 911 to report the crash. According to police, none of the teens involved in the fatal crash were wearing a seat belt.
The owner of the towing service who drove the truck that towed the vehicle from the crash scene said the crash is a sad event for the community of Fremont. His daughter was friends with the victims, one of whom was the son of a teacher. The 16-year-old driver and one passenger died at the scene of the crash. Read the rest »
After his cruiser was rear ended by a semi truck, an Omaha police officer has been hospitalized. According to KETV 7 ABC, the accident occurred on Interstate 80. The officer was transported to the trauma unit at Nebraska Medical Center for treatment of injuries suffered in the crash. The injuries suffered were not life threatening, and the officer has since been released from the hospital.
The rear-ending of the police cruiser happened just before 6:30 p.m. while the officer was conducting a traffic stop. The crash occurred near Q Street on Interstate 80 eastbound. A police spokesperson said that the officer and his patrol dog were both inside the cruiser when it was struck from behind by the semi truck. The police K-9 was not hurt. Read the rest »
Seven patients have developed abscesses attributed to anti-inflammatory steroid injections they received. As reported by CNN, the patients affected were in Illinois and in North Carolina.
A Tennessee compounding pharmacy has recalled the steroid injections including all of its sterile products. The Newbern, Tennessee company, Main Street Pharmacy, LLC, is already on probation.
Officials from both the federal and state agencies began inspections of the company’s facility on May 22, 2013. Read the rest »