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Konczal: Dodd-Frank Reforms Get Roughed Up in Court
Medicaid Receiving Startlingly Little Attention As Everyone Discusses Medicare
Obama Administration Calls for Free Access to Federally Funded Research
Can Virginia Block Non-Residents from FOIA Requests? Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments
Should Wall Street Fear Mary Jo White?
Looking Ahead to Washington State’s Legalized Marijuana Marketplace
4 Things to Know About Michigan’s New Right-to-Work Laws
Congressman: My Plan Would Reduce Student Loan Defaults: Video
Local Governments Continue to Fight States for Right to Govern Fracking
Tax Questions to Ask Yourself with the End of 2012 and the Fiscal Cliff Approaching
Obama Blocks Chinese-Owned Wind Project Out of Concerns for National Security
Crystal Ball Perspective: Will Healthcare Reform be Repealed if Romney Wins the Presidential Election?
Stewart Baker, Former GC of NSA, on Why the Cybersecurity Act Failed & Threat of Tomorrow’s Terrorism
Not Prepared for Healthcare Reform? Three things employers need to focus on now.
Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Smartphone Data Solution: Sharing Airwaves
The Apellate Process Explained - Kathi Sandweiss discusses the appeals process and what it can and can't do for your situation.
Marcellus gas fuels Natural Gas Vehicles
Natural gas encourages industrial and large commercial end-users to revisit their operational plans
NLRB Posting Rule Delayed Again, Will We Ever See Resolution?—McKenna Long's Seth Borden
Transvaginal mesh is a synthetic fiber sling that is implanted through the vagina. It is used to prevent instances of pelvic organ prolapse in women, a condition in which organs such as the bladder, uterus, and lower...more
Two of pharmaceutical giant Merck’s best-selling drugs, Propecia and Proscar, will be required to carry warnings linking them to severe persistent sexual side effects, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced...more
April 10, 2012 - The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release today stating that it had completed a review of epidemiological studies regarding the risk of blood clots in women taking birth control pills...more
In late March, the United States Senate approved legislation that would increase the fines levied against U.S. automakers who failed to comply with automobile recall regulations. Currently, automakers are fined a maximum of...more
According to a report by the Department of Health and Human Services, every year 128,000 Americans are hospitalized and 3,000 die from food poisoning. The FDA is responsible for safeguarding the food supply and for inspecting...more
If you give your baby acetaminophen to reduce fever and pain, pay close attention to the packaging.
Several months ago, we reported about the FDA’s interest in more accurate dosing information for children’s Tylenol ....more
For a couple of years now, Southern California drivers have become used to seeing billboards for a medical procedure that promises to turn overweight people into the thin creatures they want to be. By calling 1-800-GETTHIN,...more
In response to at least 32 infant deaths caused by “drop-side” cribs, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently issued stringent new rules for cribs in hotels. As of December 2012, all U.S. hotels and motels...more
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Venable’s Advertising Practice Named “Law Firm of the Year”;“Company Doe” Lawsuit Challenges CPSC Database; Senate Unveils Bill to Revitalize USPS, Stave off Five-Day Delivery; Santa Monica, CA Files...more
The groundswell against the use of tanning beds got an additional boost last week when California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation prohibiting children younger than 18 from using the body-bronzers as of January 2012....more
The problems with the cancer drug Avastin are never ending. The FDA has issued a another warning about the drug’s dangers, this time involving ovarian failure, jaw necrosis (bone decay), blot clots and excessive...more
Car seats provide children, the most vulnerable of passengers, with much-needed extra protection in the event of a car accident. However, when they’re not installed correctly, car seats don’t protect children the way that...more
New York slip and fall lawyer David Perecman comments on a 74-year-old woman's lawsuit against Costco. Theresa Danza claimed she was injured after slipping and falling in a store in North Miami, Florida.
It sounds like a World Cup Soccer match result, but in fact, Brazilian Blowout is a hair-straightening product. And thanks to a wave of unpleasant responses to its use, the FDA has issued a warning letter to its...more
It’s a contentious issue for many bikers–whether states should be able to require motorcyclists to wear helmets. For them, it’s an issue of personal choice and freedom. But there are many other interests at stake. For...more
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with public health officials across the country and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) to determine the cause of...more
Maclaren USA, the stroller manufacturer which issued a massive recall in November 2009, is calling for mandatory federal regulations of standards for strollers and global harmonization of stroller safety.
In a press...more
After the widespread problems with metal-on-metal artificial hips manufactured by DePuy, the FDA is now heightening their supervision of similar products manufactured by other companies.
In addition to early failure...more
There’s been a marked increase in the number of recalled shades and blinds during the past few years. Far too many children keep getting their necks and heads caught in the cords and drawstrings of these products while...more
Too often, patients and families with a serious complaint about an incompetent or unethical medical doctor will write their concerns to the state licensing board and then see their case drop into a black hole. But now, thanks...more
With an average of one child every two weeks strangled on the cords of window blinds, it’s no wonder that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has asked manufacturers to come up with a way to eliminate the risks to...more
An antiquated standard that governs the mandatory strength required for the front-seats of cars needs to be improved-- to improve the safety of back-seat passengers--- children. Since 1968, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety...more
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mercedes-Benz has recalled over 136,000 of its popular M-Class SUV’s due to complaints that the cruise control was not disengaging when average pressure was...more
According to recent reports, it’s unclear whether car seats are safe. Current testing methods for car seats are inadequate and based on insufficient test data. Nevertheless, despite questionable data, new standards are...more
A new FDA warning was recently published which warns women of childbearing age that their use of Topomax (and other generic variations known as topiramate) significantly increases their chances of giving birth to a child with...more
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