Consumer Alerts (page 6)


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

Wells Fargo Sued Over Aggressive Sales Tactics

Wells Fargo & Co., one of the largest banks in America, is coming under fire for establishing a cut-throat environment for employees that’s led them...

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  • Dec 31, 2015

Data from Wearable Devices May Soon Be Admissible in Court

Last year, wearable devices made legal news when a personal injury lawyer in Calgary got the data from his client’s Fitbit admitted in court. Since...

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  • Dec 30, 2015

Xarelto: Is It Worth the Risk?

Since 2011, Bayer HealthCare and J&JPRD have aggressively marketed Xarelto as a better alternative to Warfarin for patients at risk for blood clots. Warfarin has...

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  • Dec 24, 2015

W.A.T.C.H. Releases 2015 Most Dangerous Toys for Children List

While the holiday season may mean last minute shopping for many of us, it’s important to take the time and look at the products you...

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  • Dec 24, 2015

Hello Kitty Hacked: Sanrio Co., Ltd Compromised by a Major Data Breach

In the wake of toymaker VTech’s data breach, reports have surfaced that fellow child-focused company Sanrio Co., Ltd, the maker Hello Kitty, has also been...

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  • Dec 24, 2015