Product News and Recalls

2020 May Break Trend in Traffic Death Decreases

New data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration appears to show that three consecutive years of traffic death decreases may have come to a close as reckless and risky behavior overtook any potential gains in safety from having fewer cars on the nation’s roadways during the global coronavirus pandemic.

“As I’m sure you have noticed, our roads emptied out as people began staying at home, but we soon started hearing anecdotes about reckless driving with officers clocking ...

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Holiday Travel Resumes Once More as Experts Urge Testing, Restraint

Holiday Travel Resumes Once More as Experts Urge Testing, Restraint

Some might say that the throes of a global health crisis caused by a contagious disease are a less than ideal time to pack up and go visit friends and family. In many cases, those that would make such a point would have high-level education in things like epidemiology, microbiology, and other courses of study that would, indeed, make them experts in their fields. And, while we might not like what they’re ...

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Judge Approves OxyContin-maker Bankruptcy Settlement Terms

Purdue Pharma bankruptcy terms win judge approval“The Stamford, Connecticut-based company wants to convert into a public benefit corporation that would no longer be owned by members of the Sackler family. The plan calls for the new company to continue making OxyContin, but with the profits going toward fighting the opioid crisis, which has been linked to 470,000 deaths in the U.S. since 2000.”

Whether a more cognitively dissonant combination of words has ever been assembled in the ...

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Falls: Broken Hips Aren’t the Only Concern

older Americans are at an increased risk of fall injuriesWe recently published a post that brought some pretty staggering numbers to light regarding falls in the United States and the kind of damage they bring; both physically as well as economically. 800,000 hospitalizations are attributed to falls every year. At least 300,000 of those hospitalizations are older Americans being hospitalized for hip fractures. Tens of billions of dollars are spent each year on medical costs associated ...

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Metformin Recalls Continue Over Contamination Risk

metformin recalled after NDMA contamination discoveredTwo lots of diabetes drug metformin produced by Kansas City, Missouri drug maker Nostrum Laboratories are being pulled from pharmacy shelves over concerns that they might be contaminated with a cancer-causing compound. The compound, known as NDMA or nitrosamine, was detected in the company’s 750mg HCI extended-release tablets at levels that exceed federal regulations.

NDMA is a naturally occurring chemical that is found in everything from the fruits you ...

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Study Suggests Vaping Coil Material and Temperature May Contribute to Cancer Risk

A new study seems to reinforce what those in the vaping community have been saying all along: the type of heating coil used in the devices, along with the amount of voltage sent through that coil, can have significant impacts on the overall risk of the activity, including damage to the user’s lungs.

Vaporizers work by heating a liquid to the point of vaporization by running electricity through a coil that is surrounded by a wick; in ...

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