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March 7, 1985 | Associated Press
Federal marshals have seized $2.4 million in unapproved medical preparations from the Florida warehouse of one of the nation's largest mail order health firms, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The FDA said that marshals raided the Fort Lauderdale warehouse of the Robertson-Taylor Co., seizing 114,778 bottles and jars of 24 different medical preparations that did not have FDA approval. The raid occurred on Feb.
October 12, 1990 | From Associated Press
MCI Communications Corp. offered the federal government a plan Thursday to thwart telemarketers who switch phone customers' long-distance service without their permission. This customer switching, known as slamming, has generated tens of thousands of complaints to state and federal telephone regulators, particularly in the wake of recent advertising wars among MCI, US Sprint and American Telephone & Telegraph Co.
February 7, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Worldwide Medical Corp. of Irvine was cited by the Food and Drug Administration for allegedly selling tests that check for drug use without agency approval. The FDA is seeking a total of $3.29 million in fines from Worldwide Medical and its current and former executives, according to an administrative complaint filed by the agency. The tests are sold over the counter for $12.99 to $29.99 and screen urine for marijuana, cocaine and heroin, Worldwide Chief Executive Daniel McGuire said.
July 28, 2011 | By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times
A Southern California man who invented the cold treatment gel Zicam has agreed to plead guilty to marketing an unapproved drug that he claimed could prevent and treat flu. Charles B. Hensley of Redondo Beach was indicted in May on 12 felony charges related to sales of an influenza treatment product called Vira 38 without Food and Drug Administration approval. Hensley will plead guilty to one of those charges under an agreement with prosecutors. Free on $5,000 bond, Hensley is scheduled to appear in federal court in Los Angeles on Aug. 8 to enter the guilty plea.
March 18, 1998 | From Bloomberg News
A federal agency disclosed Tuesday that it has cited two Orange County biomedical companies for unapproved activities--Gish Biomedical Inc. in Irvine and Imagyn Medical Technologies Inc. in Newport Beach. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter to Gish for allegedly making changes to infusion pumps it sells without clearing the alterations first with the agency.
May 26, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Manufacturers of unapproved extended-release cough and cold drugs that contain an expectorant called guaifenesin have until Nov. 25 to stop shipping the medicines, health officials said Friday. The Food and Drug Administration said about 20 companies make hundreds of timed-release medicines containing guaifenesin that have never undergone agency review. They are expected to stop making the drugs even earlier, by Aug. 27.
March 1, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Bell Gardens food supply company is recalling 89,531 pounds of granulated chicken bouillon products, according to the Agriculture Department's Food Safety and Inspection Service. The bouillon, from Wei-Chuan USA Inc., originated from "an unapproved source" and was deemed ineligible for import into the country. After being notified by Customs and Border Protection, food safety agents couldn't determine whether the preparation of the poultry ingredients in the bouillon met federal regulations or an equivalent foreign inspection system.
September 22, 1995 | LESLEY WRIGHT
Twenty residents of a cul-de-sac off Western Avenue managed to change a local permit law by simply ignoring it. City Council members grudgingly agreed this week to give preliminary approval to an agreement between the city and the 20 homeowners to revise a use permit rather than force some residents to tear down room additions. "This does give one part of the city special rights and privileges, but if their neighbors aren't complaining, they will get it," Councilman Arthur C. Brown said.
April 22, 2001
Q: If an employer says "overtime is not allowed unless authorized by a manager, or unless it is pre-approved," can the employer refuse to pay for overtime that was not authorized? --J.D., Los Angeles A: No. If the employer knew or should have known that the employee was working overtime, the employer must pay it. It does not matter that the employer did not authorize, require or otherwise request that the employee work overtime.
February 16, 1988 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
After several years of relatively relaxed enforcement of China's family planning policies, officials Monday announced a new crackdown aimed at preventing unapproved births. Liang Jimin, director of the State Family Planning Commission's general office, said at a press conference that the action is necessary because China is in the midst of a baby boom.
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