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May 2019 Archives

How truck drivers can avoid fatigue and stay safe

When researchers looked at how often truck drivers crashed because of fatigue, they found that around 13% of them experienced fatigue during accidents. Clearly, they could see that driver fatigue played a serious role and put everyone -- those drivers, other drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and more -- in danger.

After 20 years, FDA finally bans pelvic mesh in the U.S.

When a pharmaceutical drug or medical device is found to be unsafe, most of us would reasonably expect it to be pulled off the market immediately. After all, these products are under the regulatory authority of the Food and Drug Administration. Unfortunately, change almost never occurs so quickly. Dangerous and defective products remain on the market for years after problems are discovered, and most manufacturers will spend enormous amounts of time and money denying that their products are unsafe.

Bayer awards $80 million in damages for RoundUp cancer claims

Last month, a jury decided that Bayer, the company which bought Monsanto last year, owed $80 million in damages to a man who developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma after exposure to Roundup weed killer. This was an important case, as the decision of this jury may affect how hundreds of other cases involving the popular weed killer could turn out.

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