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July 2009

The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide Recall of the Week: Nature & Health Co. male enhancement products

Opteron 1 Inc., doing business as Nature & Health Co., is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of the company's six supplement products sold under the following names: LibieXtreme, Y-4ever, Libimax X Liquid, Powermania Liquid, Powermania Capsule, and Herbal Disiac. A U.S. Food and Drug Administration lab analysis of samples of... Read more →


Are state medical boards underdisciplining doctors?

Most states aren’t living up to their obligations to protect consumers from doctors who are practicing medicine in a substandard manner. That’s the assessment of Public Citizen’s Health Research Group after analyzing data released by the Federation of State Medical Boards on all disciplinary actions taken against doctors in 2008.... Read more →


Valuable handbook offers latest tips for consumers

Today I receive a great treat. A copy of the “2009 Consumer Action Handbook” arrived in the mail. This 169-page handbook, published annually by the Federal Citizen Information Center, provides the latest information that you need to be a savvy baby boomer consumer. You’ll find information to help you manage... Read more →


The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide Recall of the Week: Inflatable baby floats

Baby & Me Combo About 4 million inflatable baby floats manufactured in China by Aqua-Leisure Industries, of Avon, Mass., are being recalled. The leg straps in the seat of the float can tear, causing children to unexpectedly fall into or under the water, posing a risk of drowning, reports the... Read more →