Some Point to Ambien as Car Accident Cause

The prescription drug Ambien, which is used to treat insomnia, has long been linked to a number of undesirable side effects. Some have even blamed New York car accidents on Ambien. The Side Effects of Ambien  According to a medication guide published by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Ambien may lead users to […]

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Generic Drugs Are More Dangerous Than Name Brands

First, let me be clear, generic drugs do have an almost identical chemical make-up as the more expensive brand name. The risks I’m talking about aren’t ones you’ll find listed on the side of the bottle. Nearly 8 in 10 prescriptions are filled for generic drugs in the US. This comes as no surprise with […]

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Xarelto Lawsuits Consolidated in Federal Court

Injured plaintiffs have filed dozens of lawsuits that are related to injuries caused by the use of the blood thinner Xarelto. The blood thinner is manufactured by Bayer, and promoted by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals. However, according to the Xarelto lawsuits against Janssen, there were severe side effects associated with use of the […]

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Device Used During Open Heart Surgery Recalled

The TigerPaw System II, commonly used during open heart surgery, has been recalled following 51 reports of adverse events, as well as one death, effective as of April 23, 2015. The device, manufactured by Maquet Medical Systems, is a surgical staple used to close tissue in the left atrial appendage (LAA) during open heart surgery. […]

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Oil Workers Are Dying From Work-Related Injuries

Over the past few years, at least ten oil-field workers died suddenly on top of or near storage tanks, six of which occurred in 2014 alone. With no witnesses present, all of these deaths were initially thought to be due to natural causes. However, all ten workers died in extremely similar circumstances – while taking […]

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May Is Motorcycle Safety Month

Across the country, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is encouraging local law enforcement and transportation safety agencies to kick-start local initiatives targeting motorcycle safety awareness. All this activity is because of Motorcycle Safety Month in May. The focus of the campaign is to encourage motorists to share the road safely with motorcycles. Motorcycle […]

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