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Greg Webb

Obama Appointment for Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is Stunning

President Obama made a strange appointment regarding who would become leader of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ("FMCSA"). Although Obama has passed an order stating he would limit lobbyists’ power to enter the [...]
Greg Webb

Private Insurance Bureaucracies Abusing the System?

A House subcommittee held a hearing last Tuesday regarding private insurance bureaucracies’ abuse of the health insurance system. "The hearing was part of a continuing Democratic effort to promote an overhaul of the nation’s [...]
Greg Webb

Judge Rules Toyota Suit Remain Unsealed

A federal judge in Los Angeles has refused to seal a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by Dimitrios Biller, a former in-house attorney for Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. Biller claims Toyota hid and destroyed evidence in many rollover lawsuits. [...]
Greg Webb

Supplements – More Dangerous Than They Appear (Or Advertised)?

In its September 7th article “What’s Really in Supplements?” The Wall Street Journal (WSJ)discusses the harmful side effects of a growing trend in the American dietary and strength conditioning communities: the taking of over-the-counter [...]
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Bayer Warned By FDA Regarding Birth Control Products Quality

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulators have written a letter warning drugmaker Bayer about quality control issues in the company’s plant in Berghamen, Germany. This plant is responsible for making drospirenone, the key ingredient [...]
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Toxic Water Is Major Problem In US Cities

Residents in an area near Charleston, West Virginia have started to avoid contact with tap water after scabs began developing on their arms, legs and chests where the bathwater, which is polluted with lead, nickel and other heavy metals, caused [...]
Greg Webb

Ghostwriting Issues Abound in Scientific, Medical Publications

A September 11 article published in the New York Times entitled, “Ghostwriting Is Called Rife in Medical Journals,” reports on the findings of a recent survey conducted by the editors of The Journal of the American Medical Association [...]
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New Legislation May Aid Consumers Harmed By Foreign Manufacturers

Many products consumed these days, from children’s toys to medicines, are made in countries where, often, manufacturing standards are almost nonexistent. Therefore, when products have defects, it is extremely difficult to hold these foreign [...]
Greg Webb

Toyota May Be Forced To Reopen Rollover Crash Cases

Toyota Motor Company is already facing demands that roll-over crash cases it settled or won be reopened, after a former company attorney, Dimitrios Biller, accused the automaker of hiding records sought by plaintiffs’ attorneys. Biller [...]
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Feds Seek to Change Drugmakers' Practices With Pfizer Settlement

A record $2.3 billion settlement with Pfizer has reinforced the Obama administration’s stance on health-care fraud. Recently, “Pfizer unit Pharmacia & Upjohn pleaded guilty to a single felony charge that accused the company of [...]