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J&J Recalls 130,000 Balloon Catheters

January 28, 2008
A unit of Johnson & Johnson has recalled more than 130,000 balloon catheters used in surgery to clear arteries clogged with plaque, the Associated Press reported.The Food and Drug Administration
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Tyson Family Pays $4.5M to Settle Suit

January 18, 2008
According to the Associated Press, the former chairman and chief executive of Tyson Foods Inc. and a family-led group that holds a controlling stake in the meat processor recently agreed
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Court Takes Drug Lawsuit

January 18, 2008
The Associated Press reported recently that a drug manufacturer won Supreme Court review of a $6.8 million verdict in the case of a woman whose arm had to be amputated
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Two workers hurt at Hercules China joint venture

January 16, 2008
According to the Associated Press, Hercules Tianpu Chemicals, Hercules’ 40 percent-owned joint venture, reported an incident recently at one of its methylcellulose production lines in China. Two employees were injured
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Tyson CEOs paid too much


January 16, 2008
Proxy advisory firm Proxy Governance Inc. recently recommended Tyson Foods Inc. shareholders withhold voting for nine directors at the meat producer''s annual shareholders meeting due to performance and pay concerns,
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"Unsafe" U.S. beef may have been sold in Japan

January 14, 2008
According to Reuters, U.S. beef that did not meet Japanese safety regulations has been imported into the country and some may have been already sold to consumers, the Japanese government
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FDA Sets February Meeting for J&J Drug

January 11, 2008
According to the Associated Press, government advisers will meet in late February to review Johnson & Johnson''s antibiotic to treat skin infections.The Food and Drug Administration''s panel of outside antibiotic
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Judge Calls Celebrex Evidence Unreliable

January 10, 2008
The Associated Press reported recently that a state court ruled that plaintiffs suing Pfizer Inc. over its pain medication Celebrex do not have reliable scientific evidence to prove the drug
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Noven Pharma Gets FDA Warning Letter

January 10, 2008
The Associated Press reported that Noven Pharmaceuticals Inc., which makes skin patches for drug delivery, said recently it received a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration related to
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Tyson and Kemin in Pet Food Partnership

January 10, 2008
Meat processing company Tyson Foods Inc. said recently it has partnered with Kemin Industries Inc. to develop, manufacture and sell flavor enhancers to the North American pet food market, the
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