Monthly Archives: July 2016

Only One-Third of US Hospitals Follow CDC Guidance to Curb Antibiotic Overuse

Modern Healthcare reports an analysis published last week in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found only 39 percent of 4,100 US acute care hospitals studied “had an antibiotics stewardship program that met all seven of the core elements recommended by the” CDC. The … Continue reading

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Ongoing Litigation Raises Questions About Safety of Talcum Powder

The New York Times reports ongoing litigation against makers of talcum powder have renewed interest in the ongoing debate about whether or not talcum powder causes cancer. The article details the conflicting research and opinions on the matter of whether using talcum … Continue reading

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FDA Approved Several High-Risk Women’s Health Devices Without Sufficient Evidence

Fierce Medical Devices reports that several “high-risk women’s health devices were approved without proper data,” according to a study published in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Researchers “looked at 18 high-risk devices approved by the FDA from 2000 to 2015, including those for menstrual flow … Continue reading

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National Safety Council Survey: Physicians Routinely Prescribe Dangerous Dosages of Pain Killers

HealthDay reported that, according to a National Safety Council survey, “when American doctors give their patients narcotic painkillers, 99 percent of them hand out prescriptions that exceed the federally recommended three-day dosage limit.” HealthDay added, “And some doctors exceeded that limit … Continue reading

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FDA Delays Generic Drug Labeling Rule for Third Time

The New York Time reports the Food and Drug Administration will “put off until 2017 a decision about whether to require generic drug makers to take more responsibility for warning patients about the risks of their products.” The Times states that while … Continue reading

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How Bankruptcy Can Change Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

Bankruptcy becomes an inevitable resolution for many who have been injured in a personal injury accident. If you are worried how your injury claim will affect your chapter 7 or 13 case, you have every right to be concerned. You … Continue reading

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5 Myths About Breathalyzer Tests

Have you ever heard those stories on how to beat a breathalyzer? They are usually told as someone who has had a drink or two and is preparing to drive home. Suggestions from different types of gum to basic sobering-up … Continue reading

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Social Security — Planning Now Cuts Back on Future Uncertainty

From the Social Security Administration blog: An old saying tells us that death and taxes are the only guarantees in life. While we know it’s inevitable, death is not something we like to think about. The loss of a loved … Continue reading

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Car Accidents: Your First Steps as a Victim

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than six million auto accidents were reported in 2014. The number of crashes is a 6.6 percent increase compared to the previous year. As gas prices have continued to drop, more … Continue reading

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Educated Counsel – 3 Ways to Protect Your Rights as a Citizen

America is a great country that offers its citizens rights that should not be violated. The problem is some of these rights can be violated, especially if the citizen is unaware of his or her rights. You do not want … Continue reading

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