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All news posts from May 01, 2003 to May 31, 2003

Posted by Staff Writer
May 30, 2003 12:00 AM

According to an article published in Tuesday's USA TODAY, a major jetmaker failed to report vital information about a near accident in 1997 that may have prevented the fatal November 2001 crash of an American Airlines A300 jet. Airbus, a global manufacturer of commercial airliners, reportedly failed to inform governme

Posted by Staff Writer
May 24, 2003 12:00 AM

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that Albers Medical Distributors, Inc., has voluntarily recalled three lots of 90-count bottles of the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor and is warning healthcare providers and others that these three lots of counterfeit Lipitor represent a potentially significant

Posted by Staff Writer
May 23, 2003 12:00 AM

Sport utility vehicles continue to test poorly in rollover assessments according to a new study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA Tuesday released the results from the inquiry, which examined 14 sport utility vehicles from the 2003 model year. None of the automobiles tested we

Posted by Staff Writer
May 23, 2003 12:00 AM

The start of Memorial Day weekend in Maryland began with depressing news for several families as a horrific pileup along a stretch of highway left two dead and dozens injured. Nearly 90 automobiles wrecked along a foggy section of Interstate 68 when a truck hit a van in the westbound lane and a vehicle in the eastboun

Posted by Staff Writer
May 21, 2003 12:00 AM

URGENT NOTICE: In many instances, if you have not filed a complaint you may lose your rights to bring a claim or receive compensation for any valvular heart damage that you sustained from Fen-Phen diet drugs. While there are some exceptions available to class members who timely requested a free echocardiogram under

Posted by Staff Writer
May 20, 2003 12:00 AM

A Topeka, Kansas man was arrested Sunday in connection with a fatal hit-and-run truck accident. Fredrick Windmeyer, 55, was killed when a pickup truck struck him as he walked his dog across a Topeka street. Dustin Lee Deppe was arrested later that day after authorities found his abandoned, damaged truck. Deppe was c

Posted by Staff Writer
May 15, 2003 12:00 AM

California's autism rate has skyrocketed over the past four years according to a new study recently completed by the state's Department of Developmental Services. According to the report, which tracked the number of autism cases reported to 21 regional medical centers receiving government-funded aid, 10,360 cases were

Posted by Staff Writer
May 13, 2003 12:00 AM

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered all U.S. airlines to increase their weight estimates for passengers and checked baggage. The directive comes after airline safety officials revealed that January's crash of a US Airways Beech 1900D turboprop commuter plane in Charlotte, North Carolina may have been

Posted by Staff Writer
May 08, 2003 12:00 AM

Out-of-court Baycol settlements are on the rise despite Bayer Corporation's victories in the first two cases to go to trial. Bayer announced Wednesday that the pharmaceutical maker has settled 785 Baycol lawsuits (27 involving deaths from the drug) at a cost of $240 million. At the time of Bayer's successful first tr

Posted by Staff Writer
May 06, 2003 12:00 AM

The nursing care industry continues to face dangerous staffing shortages, says a new survey conducted by a nationwide healthcare organization. AFT Healthcare, a division of the American Federation of Teachers, sampled 601 hospital nurses, half of whom said the nursing industry's serious staffing problem was getting wo

Posted by Staff Writer
May 01, 2003 12:00 AM

Thousands of consumer complaints made about the ephedra-containing dietary supplement Metabolife do not contain enough information to prove the stimulant causes heart attacks and strokes, health officials revealed Wednesday. The General Accounting Office, a special investigative branch of Congress, studied the 16,000

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