Consumer Alerts (page 6)


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

FDA Rejects Onglyza Hybrid Drug

In Oct. 2015, AstraZeneca, the manufacturer of Onglyza, announced that their new combo drug was not approved by the FDA. The FDA rejected the drug,...

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  • Jan 15, 2016

DOJ Files Suit Against Volkswagen

On behalf of the EPA, the Department of Justice officially filed a civil complaint against Volkswagen and its subsidiaries under Sections 204 and 205 of...

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  • Jan 8, 2016

Popcorn Lung: The New "Smoking" Threat

Teen smoking rates are at record lows, curbing the rate of future lung cancer incidence among young adults. However, a toxic chemical in vaping liquids...

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  • Jan 6, 2016

World Diabetes Conference Reveals Pancreatitis Risk from Using Onglyza

During the 2015 World Diabetes Conference, a study presented by Dr. Holman and his colleagues revealed that patients taking DPP-4 inhibitors have an increased risk...

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  • Dec 31, 2015