Is SnapChat Causing Car Accidents?
Cell phone use while driving causes over one million car accidents each year. As cell phone ownership continues to grow, the number of distracted driving accidents is steadily increasing. One of the fastest growing social media applications for teens and other young drivers, SnapChat, is being accused of causing car accidents.
Will New FDA Bill Help Or Hurt Americans Seeking Cures?
The Senate’s Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions is currently reviewing a new Bill that would open up eligibility for FDA priority review for all medical devices. The Advancing Breakthrough Devices for Patients Act is trying to make quality medical devices more readily accessible for doctors and patients, but opponents of the Bill worry that it will increase the likelihood of defective medical devices hitting the market and harming patients.
5 Tips for Car Seat Safety
Nothing is more important than keeping your children safe in the car, but with so many types of car seats, parents can quickly become overwhelmed. When picking a car seat, do your homework. Proper research can make the difference between purchasing a safe or an unsafe car seat. Here are a few tips for keeping your children safe in their car seats.
Another Ovarian Cancer Victim Prevails in J&J Talcum Powder Verdict
On Monday, May 2, 2016, a Missouri jury awarded a woman $55 million for ovarian cancer that developed after using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products for feminine hygiene. Johnson & Johnson (J&J) was accused of not adequately warning consumers of the danger of talcum powder and the jury agreed. The plaintiff ultimately had to have a hysterectomy and other surgical procedures in order to battle her ovarian cancer diagnosis.
What Is An Attractive Nuisance?
Because children are curious by nature, special care needs to be taken to ensure they do not unknowingly expose themselves to harm. While property owners usually do not owe a duty of care to keep trespassers safe, the attractive nuisance doctrine provides a legal exception when the trespassers are children.
What You Need To Know About Anti-Depressants and Birth Defects
Anti-depressants help millions of Americans relieve symptoms of depression; however, recent studies have shown that anti-depressants can cause devastating birth injuries when taken during pregnancy. While anti-depressants can pose serious threats to unborn babies, stopping anti-depressant use could also pose serious risks to the mother and her child.
The Dangers of Distracted Driving
You might drive on the roadways everyday, but are your eyes always on the road and are your hands always on the steering wheel? Simple things like adjusting the radio station or talking to passengers can distract drivers, even if only for few seconds. However, even a few seconds of distracted driving could have devastating consequences.
The FDA’s Approach To Speeding Up Medication Availability
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a detailed process for approving medications and medical devices. Sometimes the process is sped up for medications or cures that are the first of their kind or substantially better than currently available medications. Neither all medications nor all medical devices go through the same expedited approval process.
Top Issues In Women’s Health
While more and more Americans now have access to health care and physicians that can help them when they fall ill or get injured, some women’s health issues require more than a check up to address.
5 Of The Worst Medication Recalls In History
Despite rigorous testing and clinical trials, many prescription and over-the-counter medications can cause severe complications and even death, requiring massive recalls to keep the public safe. Since 1962, the FDA has been responsible for testing and approving the safety of medications; even with their oversight many recalls have taken place.