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Hours-of-Service Rules Relaxed In Wake of Harvey Flooding

Federal transportation officials have declared a state of emergency relaxing hours-of-service regulations for commercial truck drivers in 26 states to help expedite the overland shipment of fuel in the wake of Tropical Storm Harvey. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) made the announcement August 31 in response to “fuel shortages due to refinery delays and interruption of delivery through pipelines as a result of damage from Tropical Storm Harvey.” The storm dropped a record amount of rainfall in Houston and other parts of coastal Texas and Louisiana, resulting in the loss of power to major U.S. oil refineries, including ... Read More

U.S. Sues Army Contractor Under False Claims Act for Alleged Overbilling

An Indiana-based furniture dealer faces a False Claims Act lawsuit filed by the U.S. government accusing the company of overbilling the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for furniture it was contracted to provide to Fort Jackson in South Carolina. According to the Indianapolis Business Journal, the False Claims Act complaint seeks more than $800,000 from Greenfield, Indiana-based J-Squared, Inc., which does business as University Loft. The company is one of the largest suppliers of furniture for college dorms and military bases in the U.S. University Loft was contracted by the federal government to provide beds, desks, chairs, and other furniture ... Read More

Statin recalled due to labeling mixup

International Laboratories LLC is recalling one lot of pravastatin tablets, a generic version of the cholesterol-lowering statin Pravachol, because the bottle may contain bupropion, a generic version of the antidepressant Wellbutrin. This labeling mixup could cause a patient to suffer potential serious side effects. For example, someone who mistakenly takes bupropion could experience nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, headache, constipation, sweating, sore throat, diarrhea, dizziness, restlessness and blurry vision. These are typically minor and reversible side effects. But people with epilepsy are at higher risk of seizure on bupropion because it lowers the seizure threshold. Also, people taking MAOIs can have ... Read More

Comfy Cow ice cream recalled

Several Comfy Cow ice cream products may cause your tummy to feel anything but. The company announced a recall of several assorted varieties of ice cream pints that may be contaminated with the diarrhea-causing bacteria E.coli. The potential contamination is no laughing matter. E.coli bacteria can cause diarrhea and dehydration. Most people infected recover, but the bacteria can be deadly so if illness is suspected, medical attention is advised. No illnesses related to these recalled ice cream products have been reported to date. The recall involves Comfy Cow brand pints of Banana Pudding Y’all, Chocolate Squared2, Cookies and Cream, Cow Trax, ... Read More

New study confirms Viagra may increase risk of melanoma

PDE5 inhibitors such as Viagra and Cialis, used to treat erectile dysfunction, have been notably accused over the past few years of being associated with melanoma risk. In spite of the fact that less than one percent of skin cancers are melanoma, it is the most deadly form of skin cancer, causing a vast majority of skin cancer deaths; in fact one person dies of melanoma every hour. Men older than 50 have an increased risk for melanoma, and they are most likely to be prescribed these drugs. Last year the U.S. Food and Drug Administration put all PDE5 inhibitors on ... Read More

Indiana Nail Salons Under Fire for Infection, Amputation Risks

Severe injuries, including a toe amputation, have prompted regulators in Indiana to crack down on a number of beauty and nail salons that may be using dirty razors and scalpels to remove foot calluses. According to The (Muncie, Indian) Star Press, several salons in the Muncie area have been placed on probation as investigators try to determine whether they may be a threat to public health and safety. The Star Press reported that Indiana resident Kenneth Jackey developed a severe infection in his right foot that led to the amputation of his big toe. He says the infection occurred after ... Read More

Four Seriously Injured in motorboat Accident

Ten people were ejected from a speeding motorboat operated by an allegedly drunk driver on an Indiana lake Saturday evening, resulting in four serious and potentially life-threatening injuries, including an amputation and head injury. Authorities in Steuben County, Indiana, responded to a 911 call about 7:15 on July 15 from the Lake Gage area in northern Indiana, just south of the Michigan border. According to WTVB Ft. Wayne, responders arrived at the scene to find a Ski Nautique motorboat circling unmanned in the lake at about 30 mph. All 10 people who were aboard the boat were brought to shore by ... Read More

Teen Crashes Car Into Indiana Home, Killing Two Sisters

Clinton County Indiana authorities arrested a 17-year-old girl after her car crashed through a home near Frankfort, Indiana, killing two girls inside watching television and seriously injuring their mother. According to FOX 59 Indianapolis, 17-year-old Haleigh and 9-year-old Callie Fullerton were in the living room of their home when a car traveling 80 mph left the road and slammed into the house. Both girls were killed on impact. The girls’ mother, Bridget Fullerton, 37, was walking into the living room when the car crashed into the home about 9:30 p.m. July 12. She was flown to an Indianapolis-area hospital for ... Read More

Girl Injured After Tumbling From Indiana Carnival RIde

A 5-year-old girl is recovering from injuries she suffered after falling off a carnival ride in Lebanon, Indiana, and becoming trapped underneath the moving ride. Witnesses expressed frustration and anger to WISHTV Indianapolis over the incident, which they indicated may have been caused by inattention and carelessness of the operator. “We noticed a little girl stand up and before she had a chance to sit back down, the ride operator started the ride,” one witness, whose child was also on the ride, told WISHTV. She said the ride’s operator failed to check that all the children seated in the Clown ... Read More

Lawsuit Alleges Defective Fireworks Caused Burn Injuries

Three Oregon residents who suffered serious burn injuries from a handheld firework have jointly filed a lawsuit against the retailer and distributer, claiming the companies knew the fireworks to be defective when they malfunctioned on July 4, 2015. According to The (Lane County) Register-Guard, the lawsuit was filed in Lane County Circuit Court by Kori Ware, her 2-year-old daughter, and an unrelated 9-year-old boy, represented by his mother. The suit names Fundz 4 Kidz, a local retailer that sold them the fireworks, its owner Aaron Taylor, and the national distributor of the fireworks, North Central Industries, Inc. of Muncie, Indiana. ... Read More