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Construction Co. Fined Millions for Risking Migrant Workers’ Lives

September 29, 2015

Construction Co. Fined Millions for Risking Migrant Workers’ Lives In a case exposing risky practices in the construction industry, an Illinois company was slammed with nearly $2 Million in fines by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) for deliberately exposing a group of Mexican construction workers to asbestos hazards. “They spoke no English. He… Read More

Talc Toys Littered with Lethal Asbestos: Are Your Child’s Crayons Deadly?

September 28, 2015

Dora the Explorer™ coloring kits and Disney® crayons, among other products, have recently tested positive for trace amounts of asbestos, a lethal mineral fiber. The use of asbestos has been heavily regulated by the U.S. government since the 1970s, but new reports found traces of asbestos in numerous children’s toys. Many people are rightfully outraged… Read More

Shocking Scoop on Johnson & Johnson’s Shady Practices Is Revealed in New “DocuSerial”

September 25, 2015

Steve Brill, a highly regarded journalist, has collaborated with the Huffington Post to release an investigative, 15-part “DocuSerial” that delves into the corrupt business practices of Johnson & Johnson, specifically focusing on the antipsychotic drug Risperdal, which was marketed and sold to innocent Americans in spite of its documented risks and dangers. Titled “America’s Most… Read More

Powerful CEO Held Responsible for Death of 9 People and Injuries of Over 700 Others

September 24, 2015

Former CEO of the now-defunct Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) Stewart Parnell walked into an Albany federal courtroom on Monday awaiting sentence and left a prisoner. In the harshest penalty ever delivered to a corporate executive for a food poisoning outbreak, Parnell will spend the next 28 years in federal prison. Parnell is 61-years-old. In… Read More

32-Year-Old “Boy Genius” Hikes Price of Important Drug 5,456% Then Immediately Re-Lowers After Public Outrage

September 23, 2015

Patients, infectious disease medical professionals, and the general public have been protesting for three straight days against an unprecedented price surge of a drug from $13.50 per pill to $750.00 per pill. And rightfully so: Patients who use the 62-year-old medication Daraprim® (pyrimethamine), to treat their weakened immune systems – a condition caused by such… Read More

A.M. Castle Exposes Workers to Asbestos Hazards

September 17, 2015

A.M. Castle & Company, also known as Castle Metals, is a huge name in the metals and plastics industries. Castle’s goods are sold across the globe, and facilities are located throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. This year alone, A.M. Castle’s net sales are greater than $422 Million. Castle Metals has all the makings of… Read More

Pennsylvania Town Burdened by History of Asbestos Contamination

September 16, 2015

It’s tempting to think of asbestos as a relic of the industrial age, but this carcinogenic mineral is still widely used in industrial process throughout the U.S. Trace quantities of asbestos can be found in brake pads, pipeline wraps, vinyl flooring, certain articles of clothing, and there are currently few efforts to scale back its… Read More

New FDA Warnings Add to Concerns for Diabetes Drugs

September 15, 2015

Recent warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are making consumers aware of the potential dangers linked to a class of type 2 diabetes drugs that includes Invokana® (canagliflozin), Farxiga® (dapagliflozin), and Jardiance® (empagliflozin). These drugs, called sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, lower blood sugar levels by prompting the kidneys to remove sugar from… Read More

Defective IVC Filters the Topic of Recent NBC News Investigation

September 10, 2015

Defective Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters were in the national news recently after the airing of a 2-part NBC special. The series highlighted a yearlong investigation into the potential dangers of the Recovery blood clot filter developed by medical-technology manufacturing company C.R. Bard. The device has been associated with 27 deaths and hundreds of other… Read More

9/11 Anniversary Shines a Light on Survivor Health Struggles

September 9, 2015

For many Americans, the events of September 11, 2001 are still fresh in their minds. Even 14 years later, it is nearly impossible to forget the horror that unfolded that day. Sadly, thousands of people who were at Ground Zero on 9/11 are continuing to feel not just the mental effects, but the physical effects… Read More