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Workplace Discrimination: Katz vs Anheuser-Busch Trial Begins

Workplace discrimination is still a problem that often goes on beneath the surface of some of the country’s most well-known companies. Anheuser-Busch recently came under fire with a case from a former employee, Francine Katz, who claims her years at the company were checkered with a variety of discriminatory practices that hampered her ability to […]

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Unknown Quality & Safety Leads to Beauty Product Recall

Recently, the FDA issued several safety alerts for popular beauty products in the U.S. The products in the safety alert are Roche Laroscrobine Platinum, Relumins Advanced Glutathione, QAF Pharmaceuticals Inc. Philippines Saluta Glutathione Rx, Tatiomax Reduced Glutathione + Hydrolyzed Collagen, TP Drug Laboratories Vitamin C and Rx Sterile Water for Injection. The products are currently […]

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Safety Warnings for Fish & Crab Toxins from Select California Counties

The California Department of Public Health has issued a health advisory against eating small fish–like anchovies and sardine– because they normally are not cleaned before consumption. Unacceptable levels of domoic acids have been found in similar types of fish, such as muscle shells. Because these small fish are rarely gutted, the CDPH included them in […]

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Medication Awareness – Know What the Terms Really Mean

Consumers are faced with dizzying array of over-the-counter medications for many types of illness. Although most of these OTC medications are considered safe for use, they can use labeling language that is confusing or inexact. If you understand what many of these terms mean, you will be able to use the medication for its best […]

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Hospital Errors – Senator Calls for Solutions

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Patient Safety, as many as 440,000 Americans die each year as a result of preventable hospital error. This shocking number puts medical error as the third leading cause of death in the United States, behind only cancer and heart disease. In response to this data, […]

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Surgical Mesh Kits – Tighter Regulations

The University of Utah in 2009 published a study conducted by the National Institute of Health and the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network that indicated as many as 1 in 9 women go through pelvic prolapse surgery each year. This surgery, already risky to a woman’s future pelvic health, can be further complicated if the surgical […]

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High Risk Medical Devices to be Fast-Tracked for Approval?

Patients who suffer from life-threatening illnesses and injuries sometimes have to wait to receive medical treatment. Their doctors may not have access to resources to treat their conditions, or they may have to wait for a more effective medicine to emerge on the market to keep their health conditions under control. The time that people […]

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Food Safety Research Gets Boost from USDA

The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has stated that it will bestow $24 million worth of food safety research grants upon 26 schools throughout the United States. The announcement was made on Thursday, April 24th, 2014. The money will support 35 different projects as a part of NIFA’s […]

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Infusion Pumps Recalled – Therapy Delay or Malfunctions Cited

Patients who suffer from health conditions like cancer or anemia often must receive lifesaving medicines and fluids intravenously. When connected to medical pumps, these individuals and their healthcare providers count on those devices to function properly. Recently, however, the FDA alerted Baxter Healthcare Corporation, a maker of medical pumps, and they recalled more than 3500 […]

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Proposal for Logging Trucking Hours Electronically

For decades now, truck drivers and over-the-road haulers have been required by both the government and their employers to keep track of the times they are out on the road driving. In the past, drivers kept track of their hours by simply writing down their times in handwritten log books. This old method of keeping […]

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