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All news posts from April 01, 2010 to April 30, 2010

Posted by Jane Akre
April 30, 2010 3:33 PM

Air passing over an airline engine can contain toxic gases from slight hydraulic and engine leaks that pass into the passenger cabin and flight deck. "Bleed air" problems are coming to light as more people complain of neurotoxin symptoms.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 29, 2010 3:52 PM

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is issueing a recall of 200,000 Simplicity cribs that have a metal frame that can bend or collapse trapping infants. Another recall has been issued for a drop side crib made by LaJobi.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 28, 2010 2:09 PM

AstraZeneca is fined $520 million for illegally marketing the anti-psychotic drug, Seroquel for uses not approved by the FDA, including for use among the elderly and adolescents.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 28, 2010 12:55 PM

Steroids such as testosterone are used by weight lifters to improve muscle mass. They are also causing heart disease and dysfunction say researchers.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 28, 2010 12:03 PM

Massey Energy used loopholes in the appeal process to keep its Big Branch mine open even though it had been cited 515 times last year and 124 times this year for safety violations, senators were told Tuesday. 29 miners died in an April 5 explosion there.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 27, 2010 12:48 PM

Only one in five medication administrations was completely error-free finds this published Australian study. The culprit- interrutions.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 26, 2010 12:15 PM

Allergan, the maker of Botox, is fighting back and wants $460k in legal costs from a mother who unsucessfully sued the drug maker for $60 million.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 26, 2010 10:14 AM

Students in this University of Maryland study could not go without the Internet for 24 hours without showing signs of addiction withdrawl similar to alcohol or drugs.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 23, 2010 1:44 PM

A network of allegedly staged auto accident participants was busted in Tampa Thursday. An alleged injury can bring a participant a minimum of $10,000.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 23, 2010 12:33 PM

The CDC tracked deaths and injuries among young workers on the job and finds they have twice the injury rate of older workers. 5,719 died in jobs such as heavy machinery, fast food, and farm work.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 22, 2010 3:44 PM

In 1990, members of an Arizona Indian tribe thought they were giving blood samples to study diabetes. The tribe has now won a lawsuit against Arizona State University for failing to adequately inform the donors what their DNA would be used to study.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 22, 2010 2:15 PM

An Illinois State Trooper has received 30 months probation instead of prison time for the fatal crash of his patrol car into a car driven by two Illinois teen sisters. The family has just rested their civil case.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 22, 2010 10:57 AM

The FDA proposes making committee members disclose additional conflict-of-interest with drug and device makers.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 21, 2010 12:18 PM

A nonprofit representing 32 medical societies has released a new code of ethics that stresses disclosure of financial conflicts from drug and device makers by doctors and medical journalists.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 20, 2010 4:22 PM

Improving patient safety may be a way for doctors to relieve the pressure of medical malpractice claims from injured patients, finds RAND Corporation research.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 20, 2010 2:28 PM

The FDA plans a new initiative to encourage food manufacturers to gradually reduce the salt in everyday processed foods. Americans consume about three times every day what is considered good for health.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 19, 2010 1:14 PM

Abrasive silica materials can get into jet engines, melt and cause the engine to overheat. So far about 63,000 flights have been cancelled due to the eruptions from a volcanic glacier in Iceland.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 19, 2010 11:10 AM

Tobacco Giant R.J. Reynolds is taking heat for producing Camel Orbs, a cinnamon and mint flavored Tic Tac-type candy intended for adults to cut the craving for nicotine in smoke-free situations. Unfortunately, children are ingesting them too, and young people can purchase the little candies at convenience stores.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 16, 2010 7:40 PM

The Toyota Sienna minivan is being recalled in the U.S. and Canada over a potentially corroded spare tire mount that can dump the spare on the road posing a hazard.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 15, 2010 11:31 AM

Facebook has established a Security Center to protect against cyberbullying and harassment, but critics say Facebook has violated its own security by making members' private data public.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 14, 2010 8:52 PM

The EPA plans on tightening requirements or labeling on pet flea and tick treatments after 44,000 adverse reactions were reported in 2008.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 14, 2010 1:04 PM

Avastin is poised to become the number one best selling drug in 2014 thanks, in part, to patents expiring on Lipitor and Plavix.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 14, 2010 10:47 AM

Toyota is temporarily halting sales of the Lexus GX460 after Consumer Reports found it was unstable, slid and had the potential to roll.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 13, 2010 1:17 PM

Actor Dennis Quaid has brought his family's hospital error tragedy to the public forefront by promoting patient safety and eliminating medical errors, which kill at least 100,000 Americans every year.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 13, 2010 11:00 AM

The New York Times wins a Pulitzer prize on the horrors of a contaminated food consumed by Stephanie Smith - an E. coli hamburger. The reporting led to improvements in practice. Four other prize winners won for stories that chronicled safety and health.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 12, 2010 12:38 PM

Getting the petrochemical contaminant 1,4 dioxane out of Herbal Essences has been the focus of several environmental groups. Now Procter & Gamble says it will reduce levels in 18 products within a year.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 12, 2010 10:45 AM

Toyota's internal documents show that the company delayed in issuing a recall, instead blaming drivers and thick floor mats, while a company VP urged, "We have to come clean." A second fine is pending.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 09, 2010 11:23 PM

A disturbing video is circulating the Internet showing the death of two Reuters journalists and civilians and the wounding of two children by the airmen in two Apache helicopters in July 2007. Reuters wants a full investigation.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 09, 2010 1:12 PM

Seven years after the attack on the World Trade Center, first responders still had a reduced lung function, some equal to a decade of aging, this published study finds.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 08, 2010 3:53 PM

With more travelers taking to motorcycles than in previous years, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety finds that antilock brakes save lives.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 08, 2010 12:23 PM

The FDA is poised to get new regulatory authority and this auditor report is providing the fuel. It shows that more than half of food facilities have gone five years or more without an inspection and 5,000 in the U.S. die annually from contaminated food.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 07, 2010 1:21 PM

When Jill Wilkins' husband died of a mysterious brain tumor within one year after returning from active service in Iraq, the military didn't recognize illnesses from burn pits. Now she's become a one person online force with a Facebook page that helps vets connect the dots over their mysterious illnesses.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 06, 2010 12:50 PM

Purdue Pharma has received approval of a new formulation of OxyContin to cut down on use by drug abusers.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 05, 2010 5:36 PM

General Motors will install a brake override system in all newly manufactured vehicles, even though the auto maker has not had a problem with unintended acceleration like Toyota.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 05, 2010 4:42 PM

Toyota is facing a $16.4 million civil fine for withholding information about the sticky pedal problem from U.S. regulators for four months, while it continued selling cars.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 05, 2010 10:41 AM

Drugmaker, Pfizer, is now disclosing what it pays to doctors in speaking fees and consulting in a downloadable, searchable database, an early jump on the Physician Payments Sunshine provision.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 05, 2010 9:37 AM

Two government agencies say homes constructed with defective Chinese drywall should be gutted including all wiring and drywall and built again from the studs out.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 02, 2010 4:04 PM

Hospitals could save thousands of lives and billions of dollars if they acted like the top five hospitals in the U.S., according to HealthGrades.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 02, 2010 12:39 PM

The FAA is encouraging airline pilots on antidepression medication to come forward instead of keeping their drug use a secret. They will be given a special medical certificate to fly as long as they are not experiencing side effects.

Posted by Jane Akre
April 02, 2010 12:03 AM

The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit saying the KBR, the world's largest defense contractor violated its contract with the Army and has overcharged U.S. taxpayers.

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