Consumer Alerts (page 5)


Florida Whistleblower Exposes Healthcare Fraud

Recently unsealed court documents have revealed allegations that the insurance company Humana Inc. is guilty of committing healthcare fraud. Humana controls Medicare Advantage health plans...

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  • Mar 17, 2016

IRS Warns Public to Lookout for Phone Scams During Tax Season

It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year, tax season! Tax season typically involves digging up old receipts, trips to the accountant, and making sure you’ve...

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  • Mar 16, 2016

Home Depot Settles Class Action Lawsuit Over 2014 Data Breach

Home Depot has agreed to pay $19.5 million to settle a class action lawsuit on behalf of more than 50 million U.S. consumers who had...

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  • Mar 14, 2016

Calling the Bluff: How America’s Top-Selling Antipsychotic Could Create Pathological Gamblers

At 64 years old, Marie* had been battling schizophrenia for nearly half her life. After three decades of wrestling down a sense of stability, her...

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  • Mar 7, 2016

FDA Announcement Requires New Warning Label and Clinical Trial for Essure

Tens of thousands of women around the country have been waiting for this moment for months: the Food and Drug Administration has announced the findings...

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  • Mar 3, 2016

Senate Report Reveals Takata Manipulated Data

A little more than a year after being responsible for the largest auto recall in U.S. history, Takata is once again in the news after...

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  • Feb 29, 2016

Jury Believes Talcum Powder Linked to Cancer, Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $72 Million

In the first jury award of its kind, a Missouri jury has awarded $72 million in damages to a woman’s family who claim her longtime...

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  • Feb 26, 2016

Manopause and the Middle Age Crisis: Testosterone Therapy Tied to Heart Attack Risk

We’re all familiar with the stereotype of a forty-year-old male combatting a receding hairline with Rogaine, frantically Googling for help on a low libido, and...

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  • Feb 19, 2016

Millions of Vehicles Recalled Due to Faulty Airbags

For the second time in just a few years the car industry has been rocked by another massive recall related to airbags. This time the...

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  • Feb 15, 2016

A Beast Unleashed: How Monster Energy Deceives American Youth

Today, Monster Beverage Corporation might scoff at the mention of some of the products that preceded it, back when the company was known as Hansen’s...

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  • Feb 12, 2016

Faulty Machine May Have Skewed Results in Xarelto Drug Trial

Once hailed for being a revolutionary way to fight blood clotting, Xarelto (rivaroxaban) now faces further scrutiny in light of new evidence that the FDA...

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  • Feb 12, 2016

Three Floridians Sentenced in $10 Million Timeshare Telemarketing Scam

The lead conspirators of an elaborate $10 million timeshare telemarketing scam were sentenced to prison last week. Three Central Florida residents were accused of defrauding...

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  • Feb 10, 2016

Energy Drinks Target Young Men, with Lucrative and Lethal Results

The number of emergency room visits involving energy drinks more than doubled between 2007 and 2011—from 10,064 in 2007 to 20,783 in 2011. A lesser...

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  • Feb 10, 2016

Don't Get Phished Like Your Local Councilman

Many of us have received letters from strangers in foreign lands promising us enormous sums via wire transfer in exchange for social security numbers and...

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  • Feb 10, 2016

Consumer Alert: Energy Drinks Linked to Serious Injury in New Suit

New lawsuits filed by Morgan & Morgan contend that Monster Energy should be held responsible for the serious injuries sustained from the consumption of its products....

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  • Feb 9, 2016