Blog Posts in April, 2014

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  • Medical Device Recalls Up 900% In Past Decade

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 29-Apr-2014

    The Food and Drug Administration recently released a report indicating medical device recalls have skyrocketed in recent years. While the increase could be a sign of more defective medical devices, some say it's simply evidence that the identification and recall processes are working better. In its "Medical Device Recall Report", the agency says that the number of Class 1 recalls grew from seven ...
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  • GM Recall Updates: What You Need to Know

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 22-Apr-2014

    What began in February with the recall of 778,000 GM vehicles has evolved into a massive recall totalling 2.6 million cars, an investigation by the U.S. Justice Department and ongoing questions about why the company and federal agency that received reports of the ignition problems failed to warn consumers. The recall includes all model years of the Chevrolet Cobalt, Chevrolet HHR, Saturn Ion, ...
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  • Bill Could Give Foster Kids Easier Access to Driving Privileges

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 18-Apr-2014

    A bill proposed by Sen. Nancy Detert (R-Venice) would make it easier for teens in the Florida foster care system to engage in a rite of passage experienced by billions of Florida teenagers: obtaining a driver's license. SB 744, called "Keys to Independence", would remove some of the barriers that the state's foster children face in getting their learner's permit and ...
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  • Minorities and the Increased Risk of Diabetes: What You Need to Know

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 7-Apr-2014

    Preventative health care begins with things like a healthy diet, regular exercise, and good stress-management practices. But there are some things that may affect your risks of disease that you can't control-and your race is one of them. Research shows minorities are at an increased risk of diabetes when compared with whites, and the Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the Food and Drug ...
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  • Acetaminophen Liver Dangers Lead to Discontinuation, Removal by FDA

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 2-Apr-2014

    Acetaminophen is one of the most common over-the-counter pain relievers in the U.S. It's also heavily prescribed by doctors and hospitals in the form of combination drugs. But mounting research has implicated higher dosages of acetaminophen in serious liver risks, leading the FDA and drug industry to begin pulling some drugs from pharmacy shelves. According to an announcement from the FDA, ...
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