Consumer Alerts (page 5)


More Efficient Spending on Health Care A Goal for This Year's National Public Health Week

Protecting our nation’s public health infrastructure is one of the issues at the heart of National Public Health Week, which ends April 10. A key...

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  • Apr 8, 2016

Takata’s Faulty Airbags Claim Another Life Despite National Safety Push

A Texas teen is the latest victim of exploding Takata airbags, after she died last week following a minor traffic accident. The death underscores the...

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  • Apr 7, 2016

Onglyza FDA Warning: Diabetes Drug Could Increase Heart Failure Risk

Diabetes drugs such as AstraZeneca’s Onglyza could increase patients’ risk of heart failure, according to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration drug safety communication released...

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  • Apr 6, 2016

Airbag Recall Could Cost Takata up to $24 Billion

The largest auto recall in history carries with it a hefty price tag for the maker of the defective airbags that could eject metal shrapnel...

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  • Mar 31, 2016

Jury Awards Nearly $500 Million to Victims of Johnson & Johnson Hip Implant

Consumers won a huge victory last week when a Dallas jury awarded five plaintiffs nearly $500 million in a suit against Johnson & Johnson. The...

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  • Mar 22, 2016

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