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Possibility of Blindness Caused by Taking Actos

Actos is an extremely popular drug used in the treatment of diabetes. But as Anahad O'Connor reports for the New York Times, the largest study of its kind regarding loss of vision indicates that both Actos and Avandia can cause retina swelling.

Is Causing Injury to Patients Just a Cost of Doing Business?

As Bloomberg News reports, the medical device maker Johnson & Johnson was told by U.S. authorities to stop marketing its vaginal mesh implant - but went ahead and continued to sell it for a whole nine months afterwards.

Pradaxa Caused More Than 500 Patient Deaths in 2011

According to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, there are reports that Pradaxa, a medication used to prevent strokes, caused more than 500 patient deaths in 2011. That's significantly more deaths than Pradaxa's rival warfarin, which has been on the market for more than 50 years.

Karnes County roads dangerous for local police

As Lauren Lea reports for WOAI San Antonio news, Karnes County police have a problem on their hands when it comes to high-speed pursuits. Karnes County Sheriff David Jalufka said, "Because the roads are in such bad condition, either they are going to be wrecked out or we're going to wreck out trying to chase them."

Karnes County roads dangerous for local police

As Lauren Lea reports for WOAI San Antonio news, Karnes County police have a problem on their hands when it comes to high-speed pursuits. Karnes County Sheriff David Jalufka said, "Because the roads are in such bad condition, either they are going to be wrecked out or we're going to wreck out trying to chase them."

Bakken Shale gives Eagle Ford Shale a run for its money

The Bakken Shale in North Dakota is poised to become a behemoth of natural gas and oil production. The Bakken Shale is attracting oil and gas workers in droves, those who are hoping to make it big there, just as the Barnett Shale and Eagle Ford Shale in Texas have done and continue to do.

Bakken Shale gives Eagle Ford Shale a run for its money

The Bakken Shale in North Dakota is poised to become a behemoth of natural gas and oil production. The Bakken Shale is attracting oil and gas workers in droves, those who are hoping to make it big there, just as the Barnett Shale and Eagle Ford Shale in Texas have done and continue to do.

Heart Patients at Higher Risk by Taking Pradaxa

A study shows that heart patients just might be putting themselves at greater risk by taking the pharmaceutical drug called Pradaxa, as compared to taking warfarin. ("Warfarin" is the generic name of a group of brand name drugs used in the treatment of heart disease.)

Texas DPS troopers on the look-out for Karnes County, Eagle Ford Shale trucks

As Eva Ruth Moravec reports for the San Antonio Express-News, the Texas Department of Public Safety wants to make the roads safer for drivers around the Eagle Ford Shale.

Texas DPS troopers on the look-out for Karnes County, Eagle Ford Shale trucks

As Eva Ruth Moravec reports for the San Antonio Express-News, the Texas Department of Public Safety wants to make the roads safer for drivers around the Eagle Ford Shale.

When the employee-driver uses mobile phone, companies take the heat

As Ashley Halsey III reports for the Washington Post, companies that in some way or another condone their drivers' use of mobile phones or other devices while behind the wheel are facing lawsuits by those who are injured (or the families of those who are killed) in distracted-driving-related accidents.

When the employee-driver uses mobile phone, companies take the heat

As Ashley Halsey III reports for the Washington Post, companies that in some way or another condone their drivers' use of mobile phones or other devices while behind the wheel are facing lawsuits by those who are injured (or the families of those who are killed) in distracted-driving-related accidents.

Study: FDA Fails to Issue Class I Recalls for Dangerous Prescription Drugs

As Carrie Gann reports for ABC News, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is behind the curve when it comes to official public recalls of the most serious problems with certain pharmaceutical drugs (known as Class I recalls). In fact, the FDA only issues Class I public notices half of the time it should.

Driving while sleepy caused last year's major bus crash

Last year, it seemed as though not a day went by when we didn't hear about some kind of major accident involving a commuter bus in the New England area. Nowadays, given the oil and natural gas boom in Texas, we hear more about Eagle Ford Shale accidents involving 18-wheelers than we do about buses.

Driving while sleepy caused last year's major bus crash

Last year, it seemed as though not a day went by when we didn't hear about some kind of major accident involving a commuter bus in the New England area. Nowadays, given the oil and natural gas boom in Texas, we hear more about Eagle Ford Shale accidents involving 18-wheelers than we do about buses.

The "auto accident" has a birthday

Don Bain, writing for Torque News, gives us a number of "firsts" regarding the legendary automobile and its drivers' penchants for mishaps and accidents. Apparently, the first recorded motor vehicle accident happened on May 30, 1896, when a driver hit a cyclist, breaking the cyclist's leg, making Wednesday the auto accident's 116th "birthday."

The "auto accident" has a birthday

Don Bain, writing for Torque News, gives us a number of "firsts" regarding the legendary automobile and its drivers' penchants for mishaps and accidents. Apparently, the first recorded motor vehicle accident happened on May 30, 1896, when a driver hit a cyclist, breaking the cyclist's leg, making Wednesday the auto accident's 116th "birthday."

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