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Archives for June 2014

July 4th Fireworks Safety Tips: Avoiding Burn Injuries

Burn Injuries Prevention: Fireworks Safety During July 4th Celebrations Not only is July 4th the celebration of Independence for the United States, it is the peak of summer, a celebration full of outdoor activities from barbeques, to boat trips, to fireworks displays. But it's also a time to read up on fireworks safety tips and how to avoid burn … [Read more...]

Operation Dry Water Focuses on how to Prevent BUI in Georgia

Operation Dry Water Helps Prevent BUI in Georgia As July 4th approaches, law enforcement in Georgia will be increasingly present on lakes and rivers across the state for the annual Operation Dry Water Campaign to help prevent BUI – boating under the influence. For three days – June 27th through June 29th – boaters in Georgia can expect to see … [Read more...]

Medicare Sweep Penalizes Hospitals for Patient Infections

Nationwide, Hospitals Face Medicare Penalties for Patient Infection Rates The Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program was created in 2010 by federal health care reform laws and has helped reduce patient infections and other complications across the country. However, as part of the program, Medicare is gearing up in October to reduce payments … [Read more...]

Marcus Wiley Joins NFL Prescription Drug Abuse Lawsuit

Former Defense Marcus Wiley Joins Lawsuit Against NFL Prescription Drug Abuse Former NFL defensive player Marcus Wiley, now an ESPN personality, has joined the NFL prescription drug abuse lawsuit, against the NFL, alleging that the league recklessly prescribed prescription drugs and painkillers to players in order to keep them in the game, … [Read more...]

Baby Boomers Driving Under The Influence of Drugs?

Prescription Abuse:  Driving Under the Influence of Drugs A new study released from the Public Health Report shows that since 1993, the types of drivers who commit DUID – Driving Under the Influence of Drugs – has increased significantly. Drivers that commit DUID are more likely to be 50 and older, according to the study, and are most likely to … [Read more...]

Preventing Tragedy in the Summer Heat

Georgia Father Faces Murder Charges After Son Dies in the Summer Heat in a Hot Car On Thursday, June 19th, a Georgia father was charged with murder and denied bond after he left his son in the summer heat in a hot car and the child died. Justin Ross Harris, 34, a resident of Marietta, went to work around 9 AM with his 22-mont-old son in the … [Read more...]

FDA Enforces Warning Labels on Testosterone Therapy

FDA Requires Warnings on Testosterone Therapy About Blood Clots On Thursday, June 19th, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it would require warning labels on testosterone therapy, including AndroGel, that would inform consumers about the risks of blood clots and strokes. Postmarket studies of blood clot and stroke risks related … [Read more...]

World Cup Calls for FIFA Concussion Investigation

“Barbaric” World Cup Soccer Rules Call For FIFA Concussion Investigation On Thursday, June 19th, the World Cup came under heavy criticism after Uruguayan player Alvaro Pereira suffered a nasty blow to the head, when an English player’s knee knocked the player out for a minute. After suffering an obvious concussion, however, Pereira was not only … [Read more...]

Metoprolol Drug Recall Due to Dissolution Problems

Indian Manufacturer Issues Metoprolol Drug Recall for Dissolution Problems Another Indian pharmaceutical manufacturer – this time, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd – has issued a Metoprolol drug recall for 13,560 bottles of  generic hypertension drug metoprolol succinate in the United States after the medication failed a dissolution test. Metoprolol … [Read more...]

Apple Settles Antitrust Lawsuit

Apple Settles Antitrust Lawsuit Alleging E-Book Price Gauging Apple Inc. has agreed to settle an antitrust lawsuit with class-action plaintiffs who claimed the computer giant overcharged e-cook customers by hundreds of millions of dollars. The settlement offer has not been publicized, and could still be voted down by the class-action … [Read more...]

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