JBS Tolleson is recalling 6,500,996 pounds of raw beef products because the meat may be contaminated with salmonella.
It is imperative that drugs sold to consumers in Texas and nationwide are safe to use. Unfortunately, in an effort to cut corners and make larger profits, some unscrupulous drug manufacturers put their product in the stream of commerce even though they know the product is unsafe for its marketed use.
The element gadolinium is used as a contrast dye when a patient undergoes tests such as MRIs or CT scans. However, gadolinium drugs can be very dangerous for patients in Texas and across the nation. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has required that a "black box warning" be made a part of the drug label. However, the drug is still used and continues to harm patients due to serious side effects. Two of the most serious side effects are gadolinium deposition disease and nephrogenic system fibrosis.