Consumer Alerts (page 6)


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

Hackers Steal 63,000 Social Security Numbers From UCF

In another enormous data breach, 63,000 social security numbers were stolen from the University of Central Florida’s database by hackers. The attack affects current and...

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  • Feb 6, 2016

Dutch Researchers Link Diabetes to Sitting

Standing desks: we’ve all considered them. There are plenty of reasons why they’re good for us, yet committing to being on your feet all day is...

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  • Feb 5, 2016

FDA Decision on Essure Imminent

In response to claims made by thousands of women of adverse side effects from Essure, the FDA will announce a judgment this month following a...

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  • Feb 2, 2016

Philadelphia City Council Wants to Protect Kids From Hoverboards

The Philadelphia City Council has decided the Back to the Future namesake is dangerous for children. They’re not alone; soon after the hoverboards 2015 take...

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  • Jan 22, 2016

Window for Anthem Data Breach Victims to Seek Justice May Close Soon

It has become almost second nature for many Americans to engage with online services for financial, commercial and medical needs. Even when you don’t specifically...

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  • Jan 20, 2016

Why the FDA Should Revoke Invokana

Invokana (brand name: canagliflozin) is an SGLT2 inhibitor, a class of prescription medicines that are designed to lower blood sugar in adults suffering from type...

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  • Jan 15, 2016