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Avandia dangerous drug suit settlementDecember 13, 2012$90 million was awarded to people in 38 states for the dangerous drug suits involving the Avandia diabetes drug manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals. From 2001 to 2007, The Food and Drug Administration said that GlaxoSmithKline did not report safety data about Avandia’s cardiovascular issues. The drug was found to make...Ranbaxy’s generic Lipitor recall in US impacts 41 lotsDecember 13, 2012Ranbaxy, Inc. manufacturers a generic version of the cholesterol decreasing drug, Lipitor. In November, the company voluntarily recalled lots of Atorvastatin calcium in 10, 20, and 40 mg dosages with the expiration dates between July 2014 and August 2014 for possible ground glass contamination. To read the full article, click...Worst Built Cars for 2012December 13, 2012Ratings were compiled by Consumer Reports for 2012 worst built cars. On a 100 point scale, these cars all scored below 50. Dangerous toys 2012December 13, 2012Toys that made the 2012 dangerous toy list violated sound levels considered safe, contained toxic substances, were choking hazards, were marketed to children too young for safe usage, or had safety label violations. Toys listed included:Dragster cars by zwindups Bowling game by Cool Novelty Products Ball on a Stick Launcher...UV Light Could Bust Hospital-Acquired InfectionsOctober 22, 2012With hospital-acquired infections (HAI) being in the top 5 causes of death in the US, there could finally be some good news in this area. Traditional cleaning with heavy disinfectants has had little effect on eliminating bacteria in health care facilities and equipment where these “bugs” are becoming increasingly resistant...Banana Boat Recalls Sunscreen Due to Fire RiskOctober 22, 2012Twenty three varieties of Banana Boat sunscreen are being voluntarily pulled from store shelves by the manufacturer of these products as five injuries from burns have been reported in the US and Canada this year. The spray valve is believed to be faulty, causing the product to be over applied...Meningitis Outbreak Toll: 23 DeathsOctober 21, 2012Meningitis cases that are being caused by steroid injections manufactured by New England Compounding Center have caused several more deaths. The current number of fatalities is 23. 284 people in 16 states have been infected with meningitis from the tainted shots so far. States where cases have been reported are:...The High Cost of Health Care in America - Don't Blame the Legal SystemMarch 9, 2012What the Business Roundtable knows about American health care Ezra Klein - Washington Post Tuesday, March 6, 9:19 AM On Sunday, I reported on new data from the International Federation of Health Plans showing that health-care prices are far higher in the United States than anywhere else. An MRI,...Rick Santorum's Hypocrisy on Damage CapsFebruary 6, 2012Rick Santorum's (and the GOP's) Damage Cap Problem February 1, 2012 This article was published on Huffington Post. Rick Santorum is not the first politician to be caught in a "Do as I say, not as I did" moment. So when it came out this weekend that Santorum had asked...National Hospice Company Accused of FraudJanuary 31, 2012Federal attorneys are suing Aseracare for fraudulently enrolling non-terminal patients in hospice care. Aseracare is an Arkansas-based company that provides hospice care. The company set high patient quotas for employees to fill and offered prizes to employees. Persons within the company tipped the government off to the company’s fraudulent practices...