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Tag: Medical Errors
New members of EPA science advisory panels, including some with industry ties, were not not properly screened for ethical conflicts, according to the Government Accountability Office.
Now that China has banned imports of certain types of plastic and paper waste, thousands of tons of recyclables in some cities are being hauled to landfills. It's a big issue with no easy solution.
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.
After decades of improvement, life expectancy has trended downward for three years, the worst reversal in a century.
Despite federal assurance that the research doesn't apply to people, critics say the results raise health concerns for children and others.
As more dogs and cats are treated for cancer, veterinarians and their assistants increasingly face the risk of exposure to hazardous drugs, which are often being handled without proper safeguards.
Bad grades? What bad grades?: Nearly half of all Department of Veterans Affairs nursing homes received the agency's lowest possible quality ratings as of December. But until very recently that information was hidden from families looking for a home for their loved ones, an investigation by The Boston Globe and [...]
On Oct. 26, 2005, Alfred Caronia, a sales consultant for a little-known pharmaceutical company based in California, met with a doctor to discuss promotion of one of the firm’s drugs. The drug, a depressant called Xyrem, had been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat only certain [...]
It was the first California trial in the mushrooming legal battle over links between genital use of talc and ovarian cancer, and the award against J&J was by far the largest so far.
Breaking a string of lopsided courtroom defeats, Johnson & Johnson scored a legal victory Friday when a St. Louis jury rejected the claim of an ovarian cancer victim that her use of talc powders for feminine hygiene caused the disease.
Since 1991, unlawful promotion of drugs for off-label use cases have accounted for about $11 billion of a total of more than $35 billion in drug companies' civil and criminal settlements.