On October 21, 2008, the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued two separate recalls on cribs, involving almost 1.6 million cribs manufactured by Delta Enterprise Corp. of New York. The CPSC also...
The Consumer Product Safety Commission outlined the new labeling requirements for advertisements in catalogues and other printed materials for toys and games with small parts that pose a choking...
HealthGrades, a leader in the measurement of health-care quality, just published new online rankings of hospitals around the nation. The company uses a rating system of one, three, or five stars...
Beginning November 3, 204,361 vehicles from Nissan Motor Company Limited’s 2007 to 2008 model years are being recalled in the United States due to the possibility that the passenger-side...
Much to the dismay of cardiac doctors and medical device manufacturers meeting for their annual convention, two Senators from different sides of the aisle asked questions about the financial ties...
It seems that MRIs (Magnetic Resonance Imaging examinations) may not be as infallible as many believe them to be. Problems arise from both the quality of the MRI machine, as well as the experience...
In their last weeks in office, Bush administration officials are urging about fifty federal rules be rewritten to include changes or additions that could block product-safety lawsuits filed by...
A top government official has rejected pediatricians’ calls for an immediate ban on over-the-counter cold and cough medications for young kids under the age of six, claiming it might cause...
Senate lawmakers are pressuring Medtronic to disclose more information about its consulting arrangements with physicians. They cited previous evidence that the company paid surgeons to boost sales...
Drugmakers recently announced that they did not recommend over-the-counter cough and cold medicines for children under 4 years of age. What they did not say in the announcement was that one year...
As the United States Supreme Court continues its term into October, the Roberts’ Court will continue to adhere to its affinity for issues that are close to the heart of the nation’s...
Last year, more than ninety percent of nursing homes in the United States were cited for violations of federal safety and health standards; seventeen percent of these caused actual harm or immediate...
Surgical errors may be reported inaccurately in Indiana due to nearly half of all surgeries taking place in non-hospital, ambulatory, free-standing outpatient facilities that report a much lower...
Too many Americans are dying from dangerous blood clots that can masquerade as leg pain, says a new government initiative aimed at getting both patients and their physicians to recognize the...
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