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Dance center adds space with move

Cutno Dance Center has moved to 3497 Wheeler Road in Augusta.

The move allows the dance company to offer more classes because the facility has more space, including two dance studios, said owner Ferneasa Cutno.

Cutno Dance Center had been at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 309 Crawford Ave., since summer 2009. The center also has had studios on Peach Orchard Road and at the corner of Eighth and Greene streets downtown. This is the dance center’s 17th season in business, Cutno said.

It will have an open house from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday. During the open house, the center will offer a special registration rate and free mini classes.

Johnson & Johnson warned over pumps

TRENTON, N.J. — Federal regulators have warned Johnson & Johnson that it could face fines and other sanctions for selling faulty insulin pumps and delaying disclosures of serious injuries to diabetics who were using its OneTouch Ping and 2020 pumps.

The Food and Drug Administration ordered J&J’s Animas Corp. unit to explain why it kept selling pumps known to fail and also to submit a plan to rectify its failure to promptly report cases where its device might have caused or contributed to death or serious injury.

In a Dec. 27 warning letter posted online by FDA Tuesday, the agency wrote to Animas and J&J CEO Bill Weldon that inspectors found Animas, which is based in West Chester, Pa., never reported on one complaint about serious patient injury and delayed reporting on two others. Those patients were hospitalized with dangerously high blood sugar, respiratory failure and coma, and a life-threatening complication called diabetic ketoacidosis caused by lack of insulin to break down blood sugar.

– From staff and wire reports


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