Consumer Alerts (page 11)


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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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),...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • May 27, 2014

Recall Over Steering Rack Issues: the Latest Headache for GM

On Wednesday, General Motors (GM) announced its 30th recall this year, bringing the company’s grand total of recalled vehicles to 13.8 million. But the flood...

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  • May 23, 2014

eBay Announces Security Breach, Hackers Accessed Passwords, Addresses

This afternoon, eBay announced that it had been the victim of a “cyberattack” thart allowed hackers to gain access to users’ encrypted passwords, names, addresses,...

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  • May 21, 2014

FDA May Reclassify Vaginal Mesh Implants as High-Risk Medical Devices

On Tuesday, the FDA announced a proposed order to reclassify vaginal mesh implants as high-risk medical devices. This reclassification, if approved, would force implant manufacturers...

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  • May 7, 2014

Millions of Michaels, Aaron Brothers Shoppers Had Credit Card Info Stolen

In January, Michaels Stores hinted at a possible data breach, and on Thursday, the company confirmed that hackers gained access to more than 2.6 million...

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  • Apr 18, 2014

Consumers Can Receive Up To $1,500 For Each Unwanted Cell Call

Are you hounded by debt collection calls?  The next time you receive a call from a debt collector, rather than ignoring it, simply pick up...

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  • Apr 3, 2014

GM Recalls 1.6 Million Cars With Defective Ignition Switch, Airbag Problems

General Motors has recalled 1.6 million vehicles due to a defective ignition switch that can cause engines to shut off and prevent airbags from deploying...

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  • Mar 18, 2014

Possible Data Breach at Michaels Stores, Retailer Admits

The U.S. Secret Service is currently investigating a possible data breach at Michaels Stores after banking industry sources found fraudulent activity on cards of customers...

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  • Mar 7, 2014