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GM Recalling 1.6 Million Cars Due To Defective Ignition Switches

One of the “Big Three” Automakers, General Motors, has announced a massive recall of 1.6 million vehicles which apparently had defective ignition switches, causing the cars to turn off and disabling airbags in the process. As a result of the defective ignitions, the electrical systems in the vehicles would be…


“5- Hour Energy” and “Monster Energy”—Can They Be Fatal?

I read an interesting and eye-opening (no pun intended) article in the New York Times on November 14, 2012 by Barry Meier. The article, entitled “Caffeinated Drink Cited in Reports of 13 Deaths”, discusses the recent disclosure by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it has received numerous…


Diabetes Drug Avandia Blamed For Heart Problems

In a front page story in the February 20, 2010 edition of the New York Times, Gardiner Harris reported on confidential FDA reports which have recommended that the diabetes drug Avandia be removed from the market. Apparently, FDA studies have determined that if diabetes sufferers had taken another drug, Actos,…


U.S. FDA Panel Recommending Ban Of Vicodin And Percocet

Last week, a federal advisory panel of the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) voted 20-17 to recommend a ban of Percocet and Vicodin, two very popular painkillers, due to their damaging effects on the liver. Percocet, also known as Oxycodone, and Vicodin, another name for Hydrocodone, are controlled substances due…


U.S. Supreme Court Delivers Blow to Pharmaceutical Industry

In a great decision for victims of dangerous drugs throughout the United States, on March 4, 2009 the Supreme Court upheld a Vermont state court decision awarding 6.7 million to a woman who suffered permanent injuries from an anti-nausea drug. The case involved a Vermont resident who developed gangrene after…