There is a fine balance between providing lifesaving medicine to the public and protecting the public from potentially harmful medicine. This is the line the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must walk as it regulates drugs and medical devices. However the agency is making tremendous strides in patient safety by allowing more drug inspections in manufacturing facilities overseas.
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A lot can happen in 17 years. The automotive industry has seen many advances in technology that are helping make our roads safer. However, despite this, thousands of Texans are injured in car accidents each year. In fact, Texas hasn’t gone a day without at least one fatal car accident in over 17 years.
When Hurricane Harvey swept through Texas in late August, the people of Crosby, Texas had no idea about the ticking time bomb sitting practically in their backyards. The Arkema Chemical Plant in Crosby was storing dangerous organic peroxides when the plant lost electricity. Without electricity, the peroxides couldn’t be kept at a stable temperature and on August 31, 2017, the first of several explosions and fires broke out at the plant.
Although schools are considered a safe place for kids, the reality is school zones present a considerable danger to students. Despite texting bans and lower maximum speed limits in school zones, many auto pedestrian accidents occur in school zones each year and Harris County has some of the most dangerous school zones in Texas.
For women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic mesh seemed like a miracle cure. Unfortunately, the lack of clinical testing of pelvic mesh products led to massive recalls and lawsuits after women began experience debilitating and permanent injuries.