Two New Jersey-based companies are among the more than 30 businesses that must conduct studies and clinical trials on the safety and effectiveness of vaginal mesh implants, according to recent media reports. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered the studies after receiving multiple reports of injuries and fatalities caused by the defective products, an agency spokesman said.
Although there has not been a significant number of cases in New Jersey and most states, with zero total deaths, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a recall of four varieties of fresh, whole papayas after two separate shipments were found to contain the Salmonella Agona virus. According to FDA officials, the latest recall is solid evidence in support of its efforts to increase the sampling of papayas that are imported into the United States.
Another day, another recall of a children's product.
Adrianna Duffy was a healthy, active college freshman. When she decided to go on birth control, her doctor prescribed Ortho Evra, more commonly known as the birth control patch. On September 28, 2009, not long after she began using the patch, Duffy fell and died in her dorm room. "She just got up and collapsed in the doorway," said Leslie Niedner, Duffy's mother. "And she was gone instantly."