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“Frivolous Lawsuits” – Fake News

May 23 / 2017, by Jonathan Petty

“Frivolous lawsuits.”  Everybody knows that there are too many frivolous lawsuits in this country, right?  Everybody knows that our jury system is so broken that hordes of dishonest plaintiffs and their “greedy trial lawyers” file thousands of baseless claims every … Continue reading

INVOKANA: the risks keep growing

May 18 / 2017, by Michael Phelan

Invokana belongs to a newer class of Type 2 diabetes drugs called sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors . Instead of metabolizing blood sugar, which is how insulin and other Type-2 diabetes drugs work, Invokana, by design, stops glucose from being … Continue reading

Roundup Cover Up?

May 15 / 2017, by Michael Phelan

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization’s (WHO), assessed the carcinogenicity of the herbicide glyphosate. Glyphosate currently has the highest global production volume of all herbicides and is the key … Continue reading

Xarelto Causes More Bleeding Than Pradaxa

May 01 / 2017, by Michael Phelan

Xarelto and Pradaxa are non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (blood thinners). A cohort study published in November 2016 JAMA International Medicine found that Xarelto 20 mg once daily use was associated with statistically significant increases in intracranial hemorrhage and major extracranial … Continue reading

DIAGNOSIS ERRORS – A Prescription for Medical Malpractice

April 24 / 2017, by Jonathan Petty

If you pay attention to health care news like I do, you’ve probably noticed that most of the coverage lately has focused heavily –almost exclusively – on proposed changes to our current system and the costs associated with the various … Continue reading

Xarelto Defendants Lose on Preemption

April 17 / 2017, by Michael Phelan

Judge Eldon Fallon, the U.S. District judge overseeing the Xarelto MDL, denied two motions for partial summary judgment that were filed on January 20, 2017 by defendants Bayer AG and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Both motions sought dismissal of Xarelto pre-market … Continue reading

Tractor Trailer Trucks Must be Regulated

April 07 / 2017, by Michael Phelan

It should come as no surprise that stakeholders in the trucking industry – trucking companies, freight brokers, shippers, trucking associations and insurance companies – spend a lot of money lobbying Congress to de-regulate the trucking industry. And, unfortunately, they have … Continue reading

Virginia Trucking Companies Indicted for Hours of Service Conspiracy

April 06 / 2017, by Michael Phelan

The primary mission of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is to reduce injuries and deaths due to large truck crashes and bus crashes. One important way in which FMCSA pursues this goal is to regulate the number of … Continue reading

How to Find a Virginia Truck Accident Attorney

April 05 / 2017, by Michael Phelan

In a split second a truck accident can cause you serious personal injury and change your life forever. After receiving medical attention, you or someone on your behalf need to speak with a Virginia truck accident attorney immediately. This may … Continue reading

FDA to Hold Public Workshop on E-Cigarette Explosions

March 31 / 2017, by Michael Phelan

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) announced in the Federal Register its concerns related to exploding e-cigarette batteries and batteries used in other so-called electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). The agency will hold a public … Continue reading