Abbott-Thoratec has received a total of 70 reports of incidents in which the controller has malfunctioned after an exchange, including 19 injuries and 26 deaths. All of the deaths occurred when patients attempted to exchange controllers while away from the hospital. Patients may sometimes need to change to their backup back-up system controller during the…

A California dietary supplement distributor has been ordered by a federal court to stop selling its products, which were found to contain unsafe ingredients including 1, 3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA). U.S. District Judge Josephine L. Staton for the Central District of California entered a consent decree of permanent injunction yesterday between the United States and VivaCeuticals Inc.,…