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Tom D'Amore

Whistleblower’s Lawsuit Against Guardrail Company Nets $525 Million

A jury ruled on the False Claim lawsuit filed by certified guard rail engineer Joshua Harmon against Trinity Industries, Inc., for defrauding the federal government.   You probably have never given much thought to the guardrails that line U.S. roads […]

Tom D'Amore

What product costs $8,000 – and doesn’t include a warranty?

The average cost for an artificial knee or hip is $8000 – and that’s just for the device. The surgery to replace a hip or knee can be very expensive, and a patient can spend weeks or months in physical […]

Tom D'Amore

The loophole that puts generic drug users at risk

80%  of the prescriptions filled in the U.S. are for the generic version of brand-name drugs. In fact, your insurance probably requires you take the cheaper generic version when it is available. But there is a dangerous safety gap: generic drug companies […]

Harmony Miller

The Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana

The Center for Disease Control’s weekly Morbidity and Mortality Report highlights an alarming trend that is causing acute kidney injury: synthetic cannabis or synthetic marijuana use….

Emily Terriquez

Legislative approaches to gun violence

There’s been a lot of debate in the last few months about gun control. States are taking different approaches to legislation in an effort to prevent violence – ranging from…

Jenny Albano

Toxins in Fish Sicken Many in U.S.

The FDA has announced that there have been at least 28 reports of consumers getting sick from ciguatera fish poisoning. The fish that were eaten were harvested in the northern Gulf of Mexico. The first reproted case was in November and outbreaks of the illness were confirmed in Washington D.C. and St. Louis.Symptoms of ciguatera poisoning include nausea, vomiting, vertigo and joint pain. In…