Archives for October 2012

Social Security and Tax Payer Information in South Carolina Stolen by Hackers

Breach in Security Could Cause Social Security Problems in South Carolina On October 26th, officials from the state government of South Carolina, including Governor Nikki Haley, revealed that foreign hackers broke into the Department of Revenue’s computers and stole 3.6 million social security numbers — from a state with 4.7 million residents. … [Read more...]

Teen DUI Drops by Half, Reports the CDC

Teens & DUI The number of US teenagers who drink and drive, or commit DUI, has dropped by half in the last 20 years, according to a report from the CDC released on Wednesday. The study covered reports from 1991 to 2011. The CDC found that, when asked if they had driven a car after drinking in the past 30 days, 10.3 percent of high schoolers … [Read more...]

Roll-Away Hondas Under Federal Safety Investigation as Potential Defective Products

Honda's Defective Products Honda is adding two more models to its potential defective product recall list – the Odyssey Minivan, and the Pilot SUV. US safety regulators at the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration are launching an investigation into the automatic transmission interlock on the models from years 2003 to 2004. The … [Read more...]

First Week of October Sees Several Meth Lab Drug Busts in South Carolina

Crack down on Meth: Several counties saw drug busts, including Lexington County   Lexington County saw a few of these drug busts. First, 51-year-old Daniel Christopher Parrish was arrested on drug charges,  and his blue 1995 Dodge Ram Pickup was seized because the truck was home to a mobile meth lab, stored in a tool box. The pickup was … [Read more...]

The Corporate Whistleblower Center Urges Transvaginal Mesh “Insiders” To Come Forward

According to a recent press release, the Corporate Whistleblower Center urges people worked for transvaginal mesh manufacturers, or physicians who have used transvaginal mesh, to come forward if they know anything about the devices’ failure rates. The CWC is urging these two groups to come forward with specific knowledge about transvaginal mesh. … [Read more...]

“Gunner,” the Orangeburg County Gunman, Returned to South Carolina to Face Criminal Charges

South Carolina Criminal Charges in the News The main suspect in the Maedrine Street shooting on September 10th has been found in Mississippi, and is returning to South Carolina to face criminal charges of murder and attempted murder. Terrance Shawan Johnson, one of the two shooters, arranged with his mother, sister, and cousin to flee to … [Read more...]

Man Busted Manufacturing Marijuana Will Face Kershaw County Criminal Charges

Kershaw County Criminal Charges for Drugs and Drug Possession A man in Lugoff, SC was arrested after Kershaw County Deputies discovered 27 marijuana plants in his home. He now faces Kershaw County criminal charges. According to reports, the plants were fully-developed and high quality. They were more than 6 feet tall and could fetch up to … [Read more...]

Georgia Criminal Who Escaped into Allendale County Pleads Guilty to South Carolina Criminal Charges

A man who escaped into Allendale County, SC last year pled guilty on Monday to 27 South Carolina criminal charges, and was sentenced to decades in prison. 38-year-old Perry Sullivan of Bowersville, GA apologized in court for his escape last August. "I'd just like to apologize to that officer for what I did to him," Sullivan said.On August 18th, … [Read more...]

Generic Wellbutrin pulled from the shelves

FDA announced certain generic Wellbutrin to be pulled off of the shelves. The 300 mg generic version of Wellbutrin XL made by Impax Laboratories and marketed by Teva Pharmaceuticals is being recalled.  Unusually, the recall is not because the medication has side effects, but rather because the medication doesn't work at all. This problem was not … [Read more...]

Transvaginal Mesh Use Finally Declining Among Doctors, Thanks to FDA

Transvaginal Mesh Falling from Favor In July 2011, the FDA issued  a warning that surgical mesh products “are associated with significant morbidity,” and that outcomes of using surgical mesh were not better than using other non-mesh surgeries to repair pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Survey Shows Surgeons Use Surgical Mesh … [Read more...]

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