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Florida Lawsuit Filed Over Exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7

lawsuit filed in florida over exploding samsung galaxy note 7 smartphoneA Florida man has filed suit against Samsung Electronics after his Galaxy Note 7 smartphone allegedly exploded in his pocket and caused severe burns to his leg and hand. While Samsung Galaxy Note phones have been in the news recently over the battery defect, this is likely the first lawsuit over the issue.

U.S. regulators cite to nearly 100 reports of overheating batteries in Samsung ...

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Boston Scientific Faces Smuggling Accusations as Resin Supply Comes into Question

boston scientific to face smuggling allegationsA major class action vaginal mesh lawsuit was filed earlier this year in West Virginia against Boston Scientific, a worldwide manufacturer and marketer of medical devices based in Massachusetts. The suit alleges that the corporation knowingly used counterfeit ingredients in the production of its transvaginal mesh products, going so far as to illegally smuggle tons of counterfeit resin into the country from China when its legitimate supplier ended their ...

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FDA Panel Investigates Heater-Cooler Role in Infections

fda investigating heater-cooler blanketsThe FDA’s Circulatory System Devices Panel met earlier this year to hear from scientists and clinicians over concerns that heater-coolers used in cardiac surgeries may be contributing to an increased risk of patient infection. If a definitive link is found, it could bring significant changes in the way the devices are used in these procedures.

Cardiac surgery is serious. Opening a patient’s chest and operating on their heart is a task reserved ...

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EpiPen Maker Faces Congressional Scrutiny

epipen maker under congressional microscopeEpiPen manufacturer Mylan might have broken the cardinal rule of the pharmaceutical industry: be greedy, just not too greedy. This is not a rule based in altruism; rather it is a function of self-preservation. Make as much money as you can without bringing any undue attention onto yourself from either the general public or, in the worst of cases, the United States Congress.

Since acquiring the rights to manufacture EpiPens in 2007, Mylan ...

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More Charges and Settlements in Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

more charges and settlements in volkswagen emissios scandalEarlier this month, the United States Department of Justice officially found Volkswagen liable for criminal wrongdoing. The decision makes it all but certain that the auto giant will face criminal and civil suits for the fraud it perpetrated against the U.S. and other countries when it intentionally defeated emissions control systems in 11 million diesel-powered vehicles.

As a result of the finding, the Justice Department and VW are ...

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As CEO Salary Skyrockets Parents Struggle with EpiPen Pricing

When’s the last time you had a pay raise? If you’re anything like many Americans that are working day to day and trying to make ends meet, there’s a smaller and smaller chance that you even warranted a cost of living increase lately. As companies are routinely pressed to do more with less, employees all across the country keep hearing that there’s “just not enough money in the budget this year.”

One person who hasn’t heard those ...

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