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How Safe Are Dietary Supplements?

How Safe Are Dietary Supplements?

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Will dietary supplement keep me safe from coronavirus? Physical health often wards off viral infections. But tread cautiously. In the United States, dietary supplements exist in a legal grey area. So, they are not always safe. Dietary health is essential for overall physical health. Supplements do not replace a healthy diet, but in many cases,…Read the article
History of US Pharmaceutical Lawsuits

History of US Pharmaceutical Lawsuits

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Pharmaceutical lawsuits have resulted in many million- and even billion-dollar settlements throughout US legal history. Filing a lawsuit isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme; for one thing, the process is rarely quick. In some cases, filing a lawsuit may be the only way to hold manufacturers accountable for the harmful effects of their medications and to obtain…Read the article
Medication-Caused Side Effects that Can Lead to a Lawsuit

Medication-Caused Side Effects that Can Lead to a Lawsuit

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Most medications, including those sold over the counter, can result in undesired secondary side effects. Take, for instance, a cold remedy that treats the cold but makes you sleepy, sinus decongestants that make your heart race, and aspirin that can cause severe side effects like bleeding and gastric ulcers. All this is because the human…Read the article
Legal Actions Filed: Coronavirus Spreads in Nursing Homes

Legal Actions Filed: Coronavirus Spreads in Nursing Homes

| Coronavirus
The legal actions include one from the family of a 78-year-old man in Brooklyn and another 78-year-old-man in Harlem. According to court documents, Linden Center For Nursing and Rehabilitation failed to protect a resident from contracting coronavirus. He suffered “excruciating pain and agony, including fear of imminent death,” according to these documents. In a separate…Read the article
EPA Relax Pollution Rules due to Coronavirus

EPA Relax Pollution Rules due to Coronavirus

| Environmental Litigation
In a controversial move, the Environmental Protection Agency said it would waive certain reporting requirements for companies hit hard by COVID-19. Normally, companies must report chemical emissions into the air, water, and soil to the EPA. Agency guidelines now allow these companies to self-regulate. Many companies claimed that compliance with emissions declarations was impractical, largely…Read the article
Does Your Disaster Plan Account for COVID-19?

Does Your Disaster Plan Account for COVID-19?

| Coronavirus
Experts predict that the 2020 Atlantic storm season will be more active than usual, disaster plan with the lingering COVID-19 pandemic will make things worse. Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expect up to nineteen named storms, including six hurricanes classified at Category 3 or higher. Traditional disaster plans include large evacuation sites,…Read the article
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
Bladder Medication Can Cause Blindness

Bladder Medication Can Cause Blindness

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Orphan drug affects eyesight Having been widely prescribed for decades, the Elmiron bladder medication has recently been found to be toxic to the retina (damage). An article published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2018 described six patients experiencing pigmentary maculopathy after chronic exposure to Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium) for interstitial cystitis. The following…Read the article
Airport Contamination Causes Unsafe Newburgh Water

Airport Contamination Causes Unsafe Newburgh Water

| Environmental Litigation
Remediation struggle The battle to clean up its water supply has kept the city of Newburgh, NY, at high alert for close on a decade. Long contaminated by PFOS and PFOA runoff from nearby Stewart Air National Guard Base and Stewart International Airport, this tragic situation highlights the need for effective watershed protection. Back in…Read the article
Government Recalls Diabetes Drug

Government Recalls Diabetes Drug

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
After government inspectors found traces of a cancer-causing chemical in Metformin, the Food and Drug Administration ordered a recall of one of the most commonly-prescribed diabetes drugs in America. FDA officials discovered a dangerous chemical, N-Nitrosodimethylamine, in five different Metformin versions. About 34 million Americans have Type 2 Diabetes, and many of them take some…Read the article
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