Trouble with Tylenol®: Even common OTC medication should be taken with care
Carmen Scott

When the risk of severe, potentially deadly skin reactions is found in association with one of the most widely used over-the-counter medications, you would think that warning the public would be a priority. But a year and a half after … Continue reading

Pleading antitrust injury in the absence of FDA approval of a drug
Michael M. Buchman

Nine months of negotiations, an agreed-upon set of purchase terms and clinical trials already in progress according to FDA requirements—if a drug manufacturer has completed all of these in anticipation of purchasing the rights to a drug, is that proof … Continue reading

The long history of GM’s ignition switch cover up
Jodi Westbrook Flowers

GM’s ignition switch defect has now been linked to 38 deaths to date. The ignition switch problem was so obvious that customers, journalists and even GM employees were reporting the problem a decade before GM finally admitted the issue and … Continue reading

High Court rejects BP’s attempt to rewrite the contract
Joe Rice

I am still amazed that I am writing this post and we are here today. However, I am gratified that the Supreme Court did not fall into BP’s game and indulge it by hearing its appeal of the Business and … Continue reading

Is the grass really greener for afib sufferers taking Xarelto?
Fred Thompson

There’s a strong chance that my heart skipped a beat when I found out about the FDA’s approval of the new anti-clotting drug, Xarelto®. As one of more than two million Americans suffering from atrial fibrillation, a condition involving erratic … Continue reading

Shining a Light on Lung Cancer
Anne McGinness Kearse

Throughout my career, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some truly incredible people, but unfortunately it is often under very difficult and painful circumstances. Even though some are either dealing with aggressive lung cancer or coping with the loss … Continue reading

On Veterans Day, honor and protect those who protected us
John Herrick

It is right and proper that on Veterans Day we honor those who selflessly served our country, who bravely protected our freedoms, and who fearlessly confronted our enemies. On this day and throughout the year, we offer thanks to all … Continue reading

Takata’s cover-up of airbag defect could outpace GM’s cover-up
Kevin Dean

Apparently, 10 years is about how long it takes a manufacturer to finally acknowledge that its product is killing people. That’s 10 years too long. In a series of recalls ominously similar to those made by General Motors earlier this … Continue reading

Putting on Purple this November: Recognizing Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Kimberly Baden

Pancreatic cancer might not have the same name recognition as breast or colon cancer, but of the top 25 cancer killers today, it’s the only one with a five-year survival rate at six percent.  Add to this that more than … Continue reading

Holding GM accountable
Joe Rice

The statistics of GM’s recalls this year are staggering. There are more than 70 different vehicle recalls ranging from defective ignition switches to faulty tie rods and brakes, all affecting more than 26 million cars in the U.S. alone. That … Continue reading