Reuters recently published a stunning, 3,400+ word exposé that confirms what many outside observers had suspected—that the Food & Drug Administration allowed powerful players in the talc industry like Johnson & Johnson to dictate the FDA’s “hands-off” policy regarding the cancer risks posed by the asbestos contained in talc products like baby powder. According to […]
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News Report Details How the FDA’s Cozy Relationship With the Talc Industry Led It To Downplay the Risk of Cancer Caused By Talc Products
Can Winter Coats Keep Child Car Seats from Working?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics show that child car seats reduce the risk of death during a motor vehicle accident by 54 percent for passengers between 1 and 4 years old. Compared to regular seatbelt use, booster seats reduce the risk of serious injury by 45 percent for children between 4 […]
Did Malfunctioning EpiPens Cause Seven Deaths and 35 Hospitalizations?
EpiPens are pocket-sized medical devices that can treat symptoms of anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction. Anaphylaxis can be triggered in individuals with allergies to certain foods, insect stings, medications and materials. An individual experiencing anaphylaxis only has moments to use an EpiPen to inject epinephrine (adrenaline). In some cases, bystanders or family members may need […]
Can Talcum Baby Powder Cause Cancer?
Johnson & Johnson is facing thousands of lawsuits over allegations that its talcum baby powder product is linked to ovarian cancer. Talcum baby powder may increase the risk of developing ovarian cancer. Talc is a mineral composed of silicon, oxygen, magnesium and hydrogen. Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower is commonly used […]
Report Suggests IKEA’s Dresser Recall Has Fallen Short
IKEA dressers linked to the deaths of eight children can still be found in homes across the country. In 2016, IKEA recalled 29 million of these dressers. It turns out many homes in the US still contain these deadly pieces of furniture. According to the Consumer Federation of America, only 3 percent of the 29 […]
What are the Possible Side Effects of Invokana?
In 2013, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new class of drugs to treat patients with Type 2 diabetes. Invokana (also called canagliflozin) is a subtype 2 sodium-glucose transport inhibitor (SGLT2 inhibitor) that is used to treat this common condition. Other names for the drug include Invokamet and Invokamet XR. SGLT2 inhibitors […]
Does My Child’s Car Seat Contain Defects?
Statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that car accidents are a leading cause of death for children in the US. The CDC also maintains that car seat usage can reduce the risk of death by 71 to 54 percent, depending on the child’s age. However, car seats can only prevent death […]
Is My Mazda 6 Sedan Under Recall?
Mazda has issued a recall for almost 58,000 vehicles sold in the United States. The automaker said that 2015 and 2016 Mazda 6 sedans suffer from a defect that could disable the power steering or airbags. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), seats in these vehicles were improperly welded during manufacturing. Weld […]
FDA Warning Letter Blasts Company for Failing to Investigate EpiPen Malfunctions
Are you one of the 3.5 million Americans who carries an EpiPen? Imagine if your EpiPen had defects that kept it from working during an emergency. If your EpiPen no longer worked, you could find yourself in a potentially fatal situation if you were to experience anaphylaxis. A new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning […]
Target Room Essentials Dressers Recalled for Tip-Over Accident Risk
Target has issued a recall for 175,000 dressers that were sold in its US stores for three years. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), these dressers may tip-over and injure or kill small children. The CPSC has urged parents to stop using Target’s Room Essentials Four-Drawer dressers. These dressers have different model […]