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Big Pharma Settlements Continue To Set Records

December 23, 2013

Big Pharma Settlements Continue To Set Records

The price of doing business continues to rise for Big Pharma. Pharmaceutical companies have paid billions in settlements since 2010 — a trend that does not appear to be waning. The allegations against pharmaceutical and medical device companies include manufacturing defective devices, illegally marketing medications for off-label purposes and withholding information about the health risks…

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December 18, 2013

Several Facts You May Not Know About Christmas Trees

With Christmas a little over a week away, Americans are scurrying about buying last-minute Christmas gifts and hauling trees home to decorate for the holidays. According to Time magazine, Americans will spend some $600 billion this holiday season. But what you might not know is that $1 billion of that spending will be for some…

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December 16, 2013

Stay Safe This Christmas, Avoid These Holiday Hazards

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but if you haven’t put up your holiday decorations yet, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is saying, “You’d Better Watch Out.” That’s because, according to CPSC estimates, some 15,000 people were injured and had to visit emergency departments last year because of holiday decorating. The majority of…

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December 11, 2013

Lipitor Lawsuits Claim Pfizer Knew of Diabetes Connection

It is the best-selling drug in pharmaceutical history, but now the cholesterol-lowering medication Lipitor is under fire from patients who claim that the Pfizer-made drug changed blood sugar levels and seriously raised their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Pfizer engaged in a massive advertising campaign when Lipitor was released; a campaign that urged patients…

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December 9, 2013

Fatigued Vehicle Operators Pose a Clear And Present Danger

In the wake of the tragic Metro-North train derailment in the Bronx borough of New York, the problem of fatigued drivers has been brought to the forefront of the national consciousness once again. The accident injured 70 and killed four passengers. Reportedly, the operator took a 30 mph curve on the track at 82 mph….

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December 4, 2013

Debates Concerning Automobile Black Box Data Continue

Most Americans have heard about “black boxes” when it comes to airplanes and airline crashes, but what many people don’t know is that their automobile is likely equipped with a black box, too. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has mandated that all automobile manufacturers include black boxes in their vehicles by 2014. However,…

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December 2, 2013

Lawmakers To Discuss Increases in Commercial Vehicle Insurance Requirements

It has been over thirty years since Congress set minimum insurance requirements for trucking companies to meet before being allowed to do business in the U.S. In 1980, Congress deregulated the trucking industry, causing many to fear that the federal government could not keep tabs on the burgeoning growth of truck companies. To allay some…

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November 27, 2013

You Can Help Bring The Connector To Life

When the law firm of Farah & Farah in Jacksonville heard about a proposed bus line that would easily connect Jacksonville’s downtown to its beaches by ferrying passengers back and forth every 30 minutes, we thought, “What a great idea.” Then we said, “Where do we sign up?” Well, it turns out that helping to…

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November 25, 2013

Pass (on) the Haggis and Other Banned Foods in the U.S.

Farah & Farah has reported about the health dangers that tainted food can present to Americans, but did you know that some foods and drinks are banned altogether in the United States? So, here’s the bad news. If you really have a craving for a Taiwanese delicacy called Pig’s Blood Cake, you will actually have…

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