Month: July 2017

Laptop Explosion Risk Prompts FAA to Revisit Travel Ban

Laptop Explosion Risk Prompts FAA to Revisit Travel Ban

The conclusions are clear: Laptops and other large electronics are safer in a passenger's carry-on bag than underneath the plane.

/ July 31, 2017
Injections from Texas Pharmacy Linked to 43 Eye Injuries

Injections from Texas Pharmacy Linked to 43 Eye Injuries

At least 43 people who had cataracts surgery in Texas developed severe eye problems after receiving injections of a drug that was compounded by Guardian Pharmacy Services in Dallas, Texas.

/ July 31, 2017
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Using Benadryl to Make Kids Sleep Could be Deadly

Parents are being warned not to use antihistamines like Benadryl to help their children sleep following several deaths in Connecticut, according to ABC News.

/ July 31, 2017
Experts Say Talc is Toxic in 1st Trial in California

Experts Say Talc is Toxic in 1st Trial in California

Experts testified to a jury in California that talcum powder is toxic and Johnson & Johnson should have warned women that it causes cancer.

/ July 28, 2017
Tennessee Man Files IVC Filter Lawsuit

Tennessee Man Files IVC Filter Lawsuit

Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Cook Medical for failing to warn about severe IVC Filter side effects, including irregular heart rhythm and sudden death.

/ July 28, 2017
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Porsche to Recall 22,000 SUVs Over Emissions Cheat Software

Germany's transport minister has announced a recall of 22,000 Porsche Cayenne 3-liter TDI SUVs after finding that the vehicles were illegally equipped with an “unauthorized defeat device” used to cheat on emissions testing.

/ July 28, 2017
Maradol papayas are believed to be linked to a deadly outbreak of Salmonella that has infected 47 people in 12 states, including 1 person who died of a severe food poisoning illness.

Grande Produce Recalls Papayas for Salmonella

One week after a deadly outbreak of Salmonella was linked to imported papayas from Mexico, the supplier has announced a recall.

/ July 27, 2017
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Chipotle Norovirus Outbreak Infects 135 People

A sick employee at a Chipotle restaurant in Sterling, Virginia caused a norovirus outbreak that infected 135 people from July 13 to July 16.

/ July 27, 2017
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Ford Recalls More Than 100,000 Vehicles for Safety Defect

Ford Motor Company is recalling about 117,000 trucks and SUVs over concerns that bolts in the seat, seat belt or seat belt buckle may fracture.

/ July 27, 2017
Jury Awards $6.6 Million in Hospital Scope Infection Lawsuit

Jury Awards $6.6 Million in Hospital Scope Infection Lawsuit

A jury in Washington state has ordered Olympus Corp. to pay $6.6 million to a hospital in Seattle after a patient died of a "superbug" infection that he got from a contaminated TJF-Q180V duodenoscope.

/ July 26, 2017