The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing Mirapex (a drug which is generally used to treat Parkinson's disease as well as restless legs syndrome) for a possible association with heart failure.

Toyota Motor Corp. will recall 2.77 million vehicles worldwide, including the Prius hybrid car, due to problems with the steering mechanism and the hybrid system water pump.

Overall, Toyota will recall 13 models sold in Japan between August 2000 and January 2012. Approximately 1.5 million of the recalls are of cars sold in Japan.

This particular recall comes a month after Toyota recalled more than 7.4 million vehicles wordlwide for faulty power window switches that are a potential fire hazard.

Also, still pending, are the sudden unintended acceleration cases against Toyota.

By Michael Ihrig