Product News and Recalls

New Details Emerge in Deadly Oregon Amtrak Crash

scathing details emerge in Amtrak 501 crashThe route was new and the engineers felt ill-prepared, but that didn’t stop Amtrak from opening the Point Defiance Bypass route near DuPont, Washington. In the end, Amtrak 501 would fly off an overpass and kill three passengers while injuring over 100 as it started a turn at more than twice the posted speed limit.

Amtrak engineers and conductors are starting to make their side of the incident known, and ...

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Potential for Brake Failure Sparks Massive Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Recall

Harley-davidson recalls motorcycles over brake fearsIn a world that has seen tens of millions of cars recalled due to faulty Takata airbags and watched the complete collapse of Volkswagen’s reputation over one of the biggest environmental frauds ever committed, auto recall news at this point is rarely surprising. One of the latest recalls to strike the industry is noteworthy, however, due not only to the nature of the recall but also because of the ...

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As Flu Deaths Continue, Questions Rise Over Tamiflu Safety

tamiflu blamed for child suicidesThis flu season has been particularly brutal, particularly among the young. According to the Centers for Disease Prevention, at least 53 children have died from the flu so far, and more losses are expected before the season ends. The Acting Director of the CDC, Dr. Anne Schuchat, has called the flu one of the biggest health threats currently faced in the US and says that “hospitalizations are now the ...

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Bellwether AndroGel Lawsuit Ends in Drugmaker Win

AndroGel maker takes win in bellwether testosterone therapy lawsuit trialAn Arizona man was unsuccessful in his attempt to find AndroGel manufacturer AbbVie responsible for a pulmonary embolism he suffered two months after starting testosterone replacement therapy. The lawsuit, filed in 2014 and decided just recently, claimed that AbbVie misled the public by focusing most of its television advertising on off-label uses for the drug.

Testosterone therapy and replacement commercials have taken the airwaves ...

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After Essure Case is Dismissed, Appeals Court Says Not So Fast

appeals court overturns essure lawsuit dismissalThe device caused such an outrage in countries around the world that Bayer removed it from the market. However, despite thousands of reports of injury and tens of thousands of women lobbying to have it pulled from US shelves, Essure is still available in the United States.

Injuries continue to mount as a result. In the meantime, a plaintiff in a previous Essure injury case; Jessica Williams of Boonville, ...

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Lax Prevention Protocols Lead to Infection Outbreak at New Jersey Clinic

New Jersey clinic spreads infection through lax prevention controlsStandard procedures called for the injectable medication to be given within one hour of drawing it into a syringe. When a New Jersey outpatient medical clinic was drawing shots and storing them for up to four days before use, patients suddenly found themselves in surgery and fighting for their lives to fend off a potentially fatal infection. In all, 41 patients of the Osteo Relief ...

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