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Coronavirus Leads to More Drug Overdose Deaths

Coronavirus Leads to More Drug Overdose Deaths

| Opioid Crisis
The coronavirus outbreak is making yet another serious problem even worse, fatal drug overdose deaths are up 50 percent in Nassau County, and other nearby jurisdictions report similar statistics. Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Rydersaid the spike is due to people self-medicating with a combination of painkillers and alcohol. “People are out of work, people…Read the article
Prescription Weight Loss Drug Pulled Off The Market

Prescription Weight Loss Drug Pulled Off The Market

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
In 2012, the FDA approved the first new prescription weight loss drug in thirteen years: lorcaserin, marketed as Belviq. Available to patients in the US since June 2013 in a twice-daily dose, it was soon (2016) followed by once-a-day Belviq XR. Expectations crushed Nevertheless, this herald of hope for almost one third of Americans rated…Read the article
Johnson & Johnson Halts Talcum Powder Sales

Johnson & Johnson Halts Talcum Powder Sales

| talcum powder
Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson raised the proverbial white flag, at least to an extent, when it said it would no longer sell its controversial baby powder in the United States and Canada. “Demand for talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder in North America has been declining due in large part to changes in consumer habits and…Read the article
Evenflo Car Seat Manufacturers Under Scrutiny

Evenflo Car Seat Manufacturers Under Scrutiny

| Personal Injury
Evenflo voluntarily recalled a number of car seats after a consumer watchdog group uncovered a critical flaw, and some parents say Graco invented inflated safety claims to pump up sales of some models. Consumer Reports testing revealed that some Evenflo car seats had a critical flaw. During low-speed impacts, the plastic split, causing the strap…Read the article
NY State Car Seat Laws & Legal Boundaries

NY State Car Seat Laws & Legal Boundaries

| Personal Injury
Many parents may still be unaware of changes to New York car seat laws which took place back in November. The state was the 10th one to pass the child safety seat law, which went into effect late last year. Car seat laws in NY are made to protect children from serious injury or death…Read the article
FDA Demands Zantac Recall

FDA Demands Zantac Recall

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Recent evidence links the popular heartburn medication to an increased cancer risk, thus FDA demands Zantac recall. The agency wants all ranitidine off store shelves effective immediately. Currently, the Food and Drug Administration is sending letters to Sanofi and other ranitidine manufactures asking them to stop making and shipping product. Additionally, the FDA advises consumers…Read the article
Pfizer Suspends EpiPen Injector Sales

Pfizer Suspends EpiPen Injector Sales

| Personal Injury
Many people trust epinephrine injectors to protect them against serious allergic reactions. It now appears this trust might have been misplaced. The company largely blamed product misuse for the EpiPen injector problems. The failure to release a safety catch and injecting the chemical at the wrong angle might cause either too much or too little…Read the article
Electric Scooter-Related Injuries On The Rise

Electric Scooter-Related Injuries On The Rise

| Personal Injury
Electric scooters have recently become more and more popular in cities all across the United States, but with that popularity has also come an increase in scooter-related injuries, according to a report from CNN. Known as E-Scooters, these compact modes of transportation are popping up on city streets across the globe and causing more serious…Read the article
How to Be Safe with Your Baby in the Car

How to Be Safe with Your Baby in the Car

| Napoli Shkolnik News
With their spine still developing and heads large for their bodies, babies are at a higher risk of injury in crashes. If you’ve placed your child riding facing forward, in a crash, his spinal cord could stretch, resulting in serious injuries or death. Hence, we recommend riding with your baby facing the rear in a…Read the article
Ikea To Pay $46 Million in Wrongful Death Claim

Ikea To Pay $46 Million in Wrongful Death Claim

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
The home furniture giant agreed to pay the record amount to resolve a claim that its dresser tipped over, killing a 2-year-old boy. The settlement is almost three times greater than a similar one the company reached with three families in 2016. Although the dresser was only thirty inches high, it fell onto Jozef Dudek…Read the article