Court proceedings, investigations and whistleblower accounts have revealed a long history of drug companies manipulating the literature to promote their drugs or disparage rival products--with the aim of getting doctors to prescribe more of their meds.
A new report finds some companies hide or ignore recall notices about their products on their websites and in online posts.
People are still taking Miracle Mineral Solution, a toxic chemical compound that purports to cure everything from cancer to autism.
Grade inflation in school makes it difficult to distinguish who is actually achieving in the classroom. The federal government’s vehicle safety rating system suffers the same problem. Today, 98 percent of all vehicles tested receive four or five stars for crashworthiness. Consumer advocates and safety experts say it’s time to raise the bar for the New Car Assessment Program, which hasn’t been updated in nearly 10 years.
For a huge swath of Northern California, the air suddenly became hazardous last November. Thick smoke from the most destructive wildfire in state history was delivering a secondary blow to nearly ten million Californians.
There's a broad scientific consensus that alcohol is a carcinogen. Now some advocates want alcoholic beverages to come with cancer warning labels.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has directed people to destroy information it says it inadvertently gave them, but some have refused.
A safety standard created by the lawn mower industry hasn't stopped riding mowers from backing over and seriously injuring small children.
Members of Congress are demanding information about the CPSC chair's ties with industry, citing FairWarning's report on Bracewell lobbyists.
Federal officials concede that the death toll is an undercount. Fatalities involving some trail machines are not included.
Business groups call on well-connected lobbying firm to help thwart unwanted federal standards. They have not been disappointed.
When sued for withholding records, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has fared poorly in court.
Apple grasps the danger of drivers fiddling with their iPhones. But the company hasn't implemented technology to prevent this distraction, and courts have ruled it has no legal duty to do so.
Business groups that howl about bogus lawsuits and plaintiff lawyers who claim to fight for ordinary folks victimized by corporations engage in a war of words.
Consumer advocates fault U.S. investigators for withholding information on two widely sold products determined to be lacking a promised ingredient.