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Pipeline rupture leaves section of California City knee-deep in oil

Posted: May 16, 2014 Environmental

Half a square mile of Glendale, Calif., in Los Angeles County is knee-deep in crude oil after an estimated 10,000 gallons of crude oil escaped from a ruptured above-ground pipeline in the early morning hours on Friday.

Antibiotic-resistant salmonella in Foster Farms chicken worries health officials

Posted: October 17, 2013 Personal Injury

An outbreak of salmonella that has sickened 300 people in 18 states has public health officials investigating the sources of contamination worried that the particular strain of bacteria is extremely antibiotic-resistant. The massive outbreak is linked to raw chicken from

Emotions overflow at public forum about Gardasil, as vaccine ‘victims’ speak out

Posted: January 24, 2012 Pharmaceutical

What was designed to be a public health information forum about the HPV vaccine turned into an emotional scene as self-described “victims” of the vaccine spoke out about serious side effects linked to the drug. Perhaps the most well known

Common industrial, household products linked to Parkinson’s disease

Posted: November 18, 2011 Product Liability

Common man-made chemicals found in a variety of industrial and household products have been linked to Parkinson’s disease, according to a study published this week in the Annals of Neurology.

FDA fights rapid rise in egg-related illness with new safety rules

Posted: August 17, 2010 Personal Injury

Responding to a sharp increase in the number of illnesses linked to contaminated eggs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has introduced tougher safety requirements for large-scale egg producers. The agency says that the new rules can eliminate nearly 80,000

Former CDC director to head Merck’s vaccine division, Gardasil

Posted: December 29, 2009 Pharmaceutical

Merck and Co. announced yesterday that Dr. Julie Gerberding, the former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will head the pharmaceutical giant’s vaccine division. Dr. Gerberding served as the CDC director from 2002 to 2009, stepping