Consumer Alerts (page 10)
More Than 50 UPS Stores Hit by Data Breach Caused by Computer Virus
UPS Stores, Inc. is the latest company to be hit with a data breach targeting customers’ personal information. According to the company, 51 of its...
- Aug 26, 2014
Senators Urge FDA to Pull More Power Morcellators from Market
As the conversation surrounding power morcellators and their risk of spreading undetected uterine cancer continues to escalate, two United States senators have called for the...
- Aug 20, 2014
Millions of Patient Records Stolen in Community Health Systems Data Breach
Community Health Systems, a company that runs 206 hospitals nationwide, said Monday that hackers gained access to its computers and stole the data of 4.5...
- Aug 19, 2014
Supervalu Supermarket Chain Investigating Possible Data Breach
Supermarket chain Supervalu, Inc. has announced it is investigating a potential data breach that may have affected some of its food and stand-alone liquor stores...
- Aug 15, 2014
J & J Unit Recalls Morcellation Surgical Tools Over Cancer Risk
Ethicon, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, is reportedly planning to ask doctors on Thursday to return the company’s morcellators (the tools used during a...
- Jul 31, 2014
FTC Sues T-Mobile Over Unauthorized Charges on Customers' Phone Bills
Earlier this month, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a lawsuit against T-Mobile alleging that the company engaged in a practice known as “cramming.”...
- Jul 29, 2014
Study Finds New Cancer Risk From Morcellation
A new study conducted by a group of Columbia University physicians found that a surgical procedure known as power morcellation has the potential to spread...
- Jul 28, 2014
AT&T Confirms Hackers Targeted Codes to Unlock Phones in April Data Breach
After keeping details of the cyber attack quiet for months, national telecommunications staple AT&T has confirmed reports that an unknown number of customers’ Social Security...
- Jul 22, 2014
FDA Says It Will Not Ban Vaginal Mesh Products – At Least Not Yet
On Tuesday, the FDA rejected a request from Public Citizen, a Washington D.C.-based, non-profit consumer advocacy group, to recall all existing vaginal mesh products and...
- Jul 17, 2014
FDA Panel Discusses Limiting Use of Power Morcellation Over Cancer Risk
Last week, the FDA’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel held a public meeting to discuss whether a procedure known as laparoscopic power morcellation should continue...
- Jul 15, 2014
FDA Says OTC Acne Treatment Products Can Cause Serious Allergic Reactions
The Food and Drug Administration announced last week that certain topical, over-the-counter acne treatment products can cause serious allergic reactions, and that this risk is...
- Jul 1, 2014
FDA Adds Warnings for Venous Blood Clots on Prescription Low T Products
The FDA announced it is requiring all prescription testosterone manufacturers to add general warnings for blood clots in the veins, known as venous thromboembolism (VTE),...
- Jun 24, 2014
Possible Security Breach at P.F. Chang's Prompts Investigation
P.F. Chang’s said it is investigating claims of a possible security breach that may have compromised thousands of customers’ debit and credit card data. In...
- Jun 13, 2014
Boehringer Ingelheim to Settle Thousands of Pradaxa Lawsuits for $650M
On Wednesday, Boehringer Ingelheim announced that it would pay $650 million to settle claims that the company failed to provide adequate warnings for its blood-thinner...
- Jun 2, 2014
Lowe's Data Breach Put Thousands of Employees at Risk for Identity Theft
Lowe’s is alerting 35,000 past and current delivery drivers and other employees about a data breach that may have compromised their Social Security numbers, driver’s...
- May 27, 2014