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All news posts from June 01, 2003 to June 30, 2003

Posted by Staff Writer
June 27, 2003 12:00 AM

A startling new study conducted by researchers with RAND Health suggests doctors may not be providing full-time adequate healthcare. Appearing in the June 26th issue of New England Journal of Medicine , the study involved 7,528 adults who granted access to their medical records and participated in a comprehensive tel

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

The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued new, more stringent performance requirements that will apply to nearly all new tires for use on vehicles up to 10,000 pounds. "Without question, these new performance requirements will improve tire safety," said NH

Posted by Staff Writer
June 17, 2003 12:00 AM

Several SUV models received poor safety ratings Tuesday when a private organization released findings from its first-ever side-impact crash tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a research and communications group, issued "poor" ratings to a number of models--the Honda Element, the Toyota RAV4, the Saturn

Posted by Staff Writer
June 16, 2003 12:00 AM

Guidant Corporation announced Monday it was discontinuing production of its Ancure Endograft System, less than a week after EndoVascular Technologies Inc., a Guidant subsidiary, pled guilty to 10 federal felony counts for not disclosing malfunctions of the device. On Thursday, EndoVascular agreed to pay fines of $92.4

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

EndoVascular Technologies, Inc. (EVT) a subsidiary of Guidant Corp., agreed Thursday to pay fines of $92.4 million after pleading guilty to 10 felonies for not disclosing malfunctions of their Ancure Endograft System . The fines are the largest of their kind to date. As part of the plea agreement, the company adm

Posted by Staff Writer
June 12, 2003 12:00 AM

In a decision that will have major implications on future Agent Orange litigation, the Supreme Court deadlocked Monday in a case brought by a Vietnam War veteran suffering from cancer due to exposure to the toxic substance. A $180 million 1984 class action settlement had foreclosed the possibility of individual lawsui

Posted by Staff Writer
June 10, 2003 12:00 AM

The United Kingdom Department of Health's Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency advised physicians Tuesday to immediately halt prescribing the antidepressant Seroxat to patients under 18 due to the medication's link to suicidal behavior in children. According to the British government, a clinical trial i

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