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All news posts from August 01, 2007 to August 31, 2007

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August 08, 2007 1:54 PM

According to a poll given Tuesday, August 7, 91 % of Americans agree that text messaging while driving is just as dangerous as driving after having a few alcoholic beverages, but 57% admit that they do it. The H

Posted by Staff Writer
August 08, 2007 11:36 AM

1 Million Pounds of Chinese Seafood Missed Inspections by FDA Updated August 2007: At least 1 million pounds of Chinese seafood were sent to American grocery stores without being screened for banned drugs and chemicals. The frozen shrimp, catfish, and eel had an “import alert” which means that th

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August 08, 2007 10:54 AM

Mine Collapse in Utah Traps Six Men Updated August 2007: On August 6, 2007 a coal mine collapsed on top of six men trapping them 1,500 feet underground. The coal miners are thought to be in a chamber that is 3.4 miles into the Crandall Canyon mine. The mine is about 140 miles south of Salt La

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August 07, 2007 4:02 PM

The FDA Chooses Avandia Over Patients Updated August 2007: The FDA has known of the risk of heart failure associated with Avandia , a type 2 diabetes medicine, for years. Even before the drug was approved, researchers mentioned that there was a risk of cardiovascular illness. But the

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August 07, 2007 1:44 PM

No-Fault Law to Expire Soon Updated August 2007: The Florida no-fault law , which requires drivers to have $10,000 worth of personal injury protection (PIP), is set to expire October 1, 2007. Unless lawmakers for PIP , who are trying to come up with a passable bill, are able to save

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August 06, 2007 2:18 PM

Ford Recalls 3.6 Million Vehicles Updated August 2007: The Ford Motor Company has announced that it is recalling 3.6 million cars, trucks, SUVs and vans because of concerns about the cruise control switch which is powered at all times. The switch has led to previous recalls because there were

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August 03, 2007 2:07 PM

AMO Complete MoisturePlus Lens Cleaner: Still Harming Users Updated August 2007: According to federal health authorities, more than one-fourth of consumers who suffered eye infections from AMO Complete MoisturePlus contact lens solution required corneal transplants. The recall of the con

Posted by Staff Writer
August 02, 2007 4:00 PM

I35W Bridge Collapses in Minneapolis, Few Dead and Many Missing Updated August 2007: The I35W eight-lane highway bridge collapsed Wednesday, August 1, during rush hour traffic in Minneapolis . The bridge had been receiving repairs. Dozens of cars that were on the bridge fell more than 60 feet

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August 02, 2007 2:55 PM

FEMA Halts Trailer Donations and Sales Updated August 2007: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has stopped trailer donations and sales while explores claims that the trailers are making the Katrina and Rita victims sick from over-exposure to formaldehyde . Federal health sci

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August 02, 2007 10:30 AM

Fisher Price Recalls 1 Million Toys Updated August 2007: Fisher-Price Inc. and the CPSC have recalled 967,000 toys because the paint contains an excessive amount of lead. Lead is toxic and if ingested by children can cause heath problems. The toys were manufactured in China and were ava

Posted by Staff Writer
August 02, 2007 9:12 AM

Updated August 17th, 2007 Several hundred feet of the Highway 35W bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapsed yesterday in the midst of late rush-hour traffic, pitching dozens of cars into the Mississippi River and to the ground below. The bumper to bumper traffic was compounded by construction,

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August 01, 2007 3:26 PM

Avandia to Stay, says FDA Panel Updated August 2007: A federal drug advisory committee voted 22 to 1 on July 30 that GlaxoSmithKline’s Avandia should remain on the market; although the committee also voted 20 to 3 that the diabetes drug raises the risk of heart attack. Committee members de

Posted by Staff Writer
August 01, 2007 2:45 PM

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August 01, 2007 9:45 AM

New Jersey Court Delivers Merck Legal Victory A New Jersey appeals panel has handed Merck & Co. a victory in the mass litigation over its painkiller Vioxx by barring 98 English and Welsh users of the drug from suing in the state's courts. The Vioxx plaintiffs wanted to take advantage

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