Whistleblower’s immunity in FTC case being debated by the House Oversight Commitee

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July 29, 2014 Consumer Fraud

The immunity of a potential whistleblower is currently under debate by the chairman and top Democrat of the House Oversight Committee. ... Read More

European advisors recommend approval of new combination type 2 diabetes treatment

July 29, 2014 Pharmaceutical

An advisory panel for European drug regulators is recommending approval for a new type 2 diabetes drug combining the long-acting insulin degludec with Victoza (liraglutide). The favorable recommendation of Novo Nordisk’s drug Xultophy, previously known as IDegLira, was based on ... Read More

Internet marketplace Ebay faces class action lawsuit following massive data breach

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July 28, 2014 Consumer Fraud

After suffering a serious data breach earlier this year, eBay is now facing a class action lawsuit filed in a U.S. federal court. According to the consumer privacy class action lawsuit, which was filed last Wednesday by Louisianan Collin Green, ... Read More

Swing ride malfunction injures two riders at Ohio amusement park after cable snaps

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July 28, 2014 Personal Injury

SANDUSKY, Ohio – Two people were injured when a large steel cable snapped on a giant swing ride at Cedar Point amusement park Saturday night. ... Read More

Approximately 4,000 Glass Beverage Dispensers recalled by Publix after injury reported

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July 28, 2014 Recalls

The popular grocery chain Publix, in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has announced a recall of nearly 4,000 Glass Beverage Dispensers. An injury hazard is presented by the flawed dispensers due to the metal stand supporting the ... Read More

Nationwide fruit recall expanded over concerns of Listeria Monocytogenes contamination

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July 28, 2014 Recalls

A nationwide recall on nectarines, peaches, plums, and pluots potentially contaminated with the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria has been expanded to include additional retailers and store items made with the affected fruit. ... Read More

Risperidone side effects send patients to the emergency room

July 28, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Adverse effects of antipsychotic medications such as Risperdal (risperidone) send more than 20,000 people in the United States to the emergency room each year, prompting the American Psychiatric Association to issue an advisory to clinicians to carefully evaluate patients before ... Read More

Acetaminophen as effective as placebo in treating lower back pain

July 28, 2014 Pharmaceutical

The commonly used painkiller acetaminophen, the same drug in over-the-counter Tylenol, doesn’t relieve lower-back pain any better than a placebo, according to a new study published in the journal The Lancet. ... Read More

FDA approves oxycodone combination drug that resists abuse

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July 27, 2014 Pharmaceutical

A powerful combination opioid painkiller whose euphoric effects can be rendered inactive if the drug is tampered with has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The drug’s formulation aligns with the agency’s commitment to combat the misuse ... Read More

FDA grants breakthrough designation to new pancreatic cancer treatment

July 27, 2014 Pharmaceutical

A new pancreatic cancer combination treatment has been granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), giving new options for patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer. ... Read More