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New Bill Seeks to Regulate Vitamins and Supplements

September 13, 2013

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal (Democrat, Connecticut) and Sen. Dick Durbin (Democrat, Illinois) have put forward a bill to assist in knowing the difference between safe dietary supplements and those with drug interactions or dangerous side effects. The Durbin-Blumenthal Dietary Supplement Labeling Act requires more details on product labels, requires proof of health benefits and requires registration […]

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ADA Calls on Manufacturers to Release Data Related to Incretin Cancer Risk

August 23, 2013

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The American Diabetes Association has joined with the Endocrine Society in order to call for a release of all patient data relating to the increased risk of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer linked to incretin drugs. Incretins are hormones that release elevated amounts of insulin after eating, and there have been wide disagreements among medical and […]

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Understanding the Role of Liabilitity in a Personal Injury Case

August 2, 2013

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Liability is a central issue in any personal injury case. If a party is not found to be liable for injuries that were sustained, there will be no financial recovery from this particular party. Liability also creates financial responsibility in tort cases. Determining Liability A personal injury attorney can conduct an investigation to determine which […]

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Pentec Health Recall Issued for Compounded Prescription Therapies Due to Sterility Concerns

June 14, 2013

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Pentec Health, Inc. has issued a recall of prescriptions for renal patients. No reports regarding adverse effects have been reported that are associated with the prescriptions, but the manufacturer is issuing the recall due to issues concerning the sterility of their products. About the Drugs Included in the Pentec Health Recall The drugs included in […]

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How Accident Reconstruction is Used in Personal Injury Cases

March 14, 2013

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After an accident, it can be hard to know who was at fault. Accident reconstruction is a valuable tool for demonstrating fault and pursuing compensation in a personal injury claim. Understanding the Cause of an Accident Identifying who is at fault for an accident ensures that victims can seek compensation or a settlement from the […]

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How Unsafe Working Conditions Affect Medical Mistakes

February 28, 2013

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Unsafe working conditions in a medical facility can lead to medical mistakes that result in patients experiencing traumatic injuries. An unclean, unorganized or overworked health facility can lead to serious errors. Such errors can result in pain and suffering, lost wages, injury or death for medical malpractice victims. The first rule for medical care is […]

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Texting While Driving isn’t Worth the Risk

February 18, 2013

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A groundswell of support from state residents and the media is raising hopes that Florida will have its first law regarding texting while driving. Several distracted driving bills are under consideration by the Florida legislature which has been debating since 2002 over whether motorists should be prohibited from sending a text message while driving a […]

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Mother Designs Safe Driving App with Little Technical Experience

February 7, 2013

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After a child was run over and killed in her town by a teen driver who was texting while driving, a mother created an app to attempt to prevent a future tragedy from occurring. The app is called Safe Text Sender and is designed to eliminate the distraction of a cell phone while a person […]

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Student Invents Ice Cubes that May Decrease DUIs

February 1, 2013

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A research student from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has invented ice cubes that could have the potential to decrease the number of DUIs that occur. The special ice cubes use LED lights that conveniently change color to inform a person when he or she has had too much alcohol. The special ice cubes can […]

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Recent Research Shows Long Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries

January 18, 2013

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A recent study regarding the long term effects of a single traumatic brain injury was conducted jointly by the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Glasgow. The study revealed a link between a single brain injury and development of conditions that are found in neurodegeneration conditions. A recent study regarding the long term effects […]

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