Monthly Archives: October 2011

Fuel tanker explodes near Houston

October 31, 2011 Personal Injury

The driver of a fuel tanker told police that he heard a loud pop as he traveled along U.S. 59 in Sugar Land, Texas, Thursday night. He exited the freeway about 11:30 p.m. to investigate and found that the back ... Read More

FDA warns adults not to overindulge in black licorice

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October 31, 2011 Product Liability

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a word of warning during this season of abundant candy. Too much black licorice can be hazardous to your health. It’s true. You really can overdose on the old fashioned treat. ... Read More

CDC offers emergency preparedness tips in form of zombie pandemic comic

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October 31, 2011 Personal Injury

You’ve just finished watching a movie and you stay up late to watch the news. Before you turn in for then night, an emergency bulletin airs, warning the public about a sudden outbreak of a mutated flu virus that turns ... Read More

Eating and driving: the top 10 worst foods to eat behind the wheel

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October 30, 2011 Product Liability

Thanks to the efforts of safety advocates and awareness campaigns, a growing number of American motorists now understand the dangers of talking on cell phones and texting while driving. But there is another form of driving distraction that is just ... Read More

FDA considers type 2 diabetes treatments for children, adolescents

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October 29, 2011 Product Liability

Type 2 diabetes used to be a disease that affected mostly adults who were overweight and over 40. But as obesity has grown among children and teenagers, the condition is increasing among youths between the ages of 10 and 19. ... Read More

DePuy Down Under: device maker sponsors Australian orthopedic conference

October 28, 2011 Pharmaceutical

Earlier this week we wrote about a report that found DePuy and other orthopedic device manufacturers make substantial payments to orthopedic surgeons and academics in the U.S. in exchange for consulting work, but also as a means to “curry relationships” ... Read More

14 ways to reduce your baby’s risk of SIDS

October 28, 2011 Product Liability

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) kills about 2,500 babies in the United States each year. It can happen to seemingly healthy babies, leaving few, if any, clues as to why. But experts have found that taking a few precautions can ... Read More

Feds give BP green light to resume deepwater Gulf drilling

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October 27, 2011 Environmental

It’s been little more than a year since BP successfully plugged its blown-out Macondo well, and the effects of that catastrophic oil spill still abound on the Gulf Coast and deep beneath the surface. Years or even decades may pass ... Read More

Report finds hip-implant manufacturers may influence surgeons with large payouts

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October 27, 2011 Pharmaceutical

Medical device manufacturers still exert a strong influence over orthopedic surgeons and academics, even after a 2007 lawsuit challenged the kickbacks those surgeons received from device manufacturers touting their products. According to a report published Tuesday by the Archives of ... Read More

Agencies offer tips for safe, injury-free Halloween

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October 27, 2011 Product Liability

Whether you dress as a dainty princess or a spooky ghoul this Halloween season, don’t let poor costume choices or allergies turn your night into a fright. The Food and Drug Administration has teamed up with the Consumer Product Safety ... Read More