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December 2016 Archives

Is talcum powder dangerous?

If you are a woman in Lake Charles who regularly uses talcum powder for personal hygiene, you might be alarmed by recent reports involving talc-based products and the risk of cancer. While these products are deemed safe by respective manufacturers, many women are still concerned about their lifetime usage of such products, and some have even filed lawsuits alleging that manufacturers were not forthcoming about possible risks.

Do we already have a solution to distracted driving?

The statistics are ugly for distracted driving, and they appear to only be getting worse. Each day in the U.S. over 8 people die and 1,161 people are injured in distraction-related car accidents. Distracted driving becomes more common every year. As deaths and injuries climb, some believe that we may already have the answer right under our noses. A new product has been created which can temporarily block distracting features in drivers' phones.

What driving habits should I avoid?

As a motorist, you are sure to have seen a number of questionable and unsafe driving habits when traveling on Lake Charles's roads. While you can't always avoid dangerous drivers, there are steps you can take to mitigate the risk of a serious or potentially deadly accident from occurring.

Who can appeal FDA decisions on required warnings on drug labels?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is supposed to approve pharmaceuticals only when they have been found to be generally safe and effective for most users. Basically, its job is to ensure that "quack" remedies aren't sold as medicines, and that effective medicines are not more dangerous than the conditions they treat.

Over $1 billion awarded in DePuy artificial hip case, more to come

A federal jury in Dallas has just ruled that officials at DePuy knew their Pinnacle hip replacement implants were defective but failed to warn doctors and patients as required by law. Six patients had sued DePuy and its parent company Johnson & Johnson after their hip implants failed, injuring them and requiring replacement.

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