FDA Continues to Recall Hand Sanitizers During COVID-19 Pandemic

From the start of the pandemic, people have been flocking to buy hand sanitizers to help combat exposure to the coronavirus. Hand sanitizers are generally recommended when people don’t have access to soap and water. Now, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is beginning to aggressively monitor hand sanitizers because they contain dangerous toxins. According…

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The Surprising Key to Safer Medical Management

Anytime a new drug is created, whether it’s for prevention or treatment, it is supposed to undergo rigorous testing for efficacy and side effects. After all, it does no one any good if the drug kills the virus but leaves you with life-threatening organ damage or another serious medical condition. The process for drug approval…

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Why Suing Amazon for Defective Product Injuries Is So Difficult

The popularity of online shopping has skyrocketed in recent years as a result of sites like Amazon. However, this convenience has also come with an unwanted price tag. With the increase in online shopping comes a level of uncertainty regarding product quality and product liability. The question posed here is: If you purchase a product…

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Government Accounting Office Questions Ability of FDA to Inspect Drugs from Overseas Manufacturers

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has the responsibility for monitoring drugs, medical devices, dietary supplements, food, cosmetics, and other products. FDA oversight is based primarily on the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The oversight is not limited to American production of drugs and other products. FDA oversight also extends to which products can be…

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Vaping and E-Cig Related Illnesses

For years, the makers of e-cigarettes and vaping devices have been touting their products as the safer alternative to smoking nicotine cigarettes. Now, reports and studies are beginning to show these newer devices can also cause death and serious injuries. The manufacturers and distributors of e-cigs and vaping devices may be subject to product liability…

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The Dangers of Lithium Ion Batteries

Almost every portable electronic device in use today has a lithium-ion battery. As device manufacturers race to build more products, they may use less reliable batteries, or take short-cuts when it comes to building or installing them. A fire or explosion resulting from a malfunctioning lithium battery has the potential to cause catastrophic results for…

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Monsanto Hit with $2 Billion Verdict in Roundup Case

A jury in California has ordered Monsanto, creator of Roundup weed killer, to pay $2.055 billion to Alva and Alberta Pilliod. The Pilliods claimed that Monsanto failed to warn them (and all other Roundup users) of the risks associated with repeated exposure to glyphosate. As a result of that repeated exposure, the Pilliods claimed, both…

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