Consumer Alerts (page 9)


Home Depot Data Breach: 56 Million Payment Cards Compromised

Home Depot announced this week that 56 million credit and debit cards are believed to have been compromised in what is now the largest retail...

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  • Sep 19, 2014

Millions of Patient Records Stolen in Community Health Systems Data Breach

Community Health Systems, a company that runs 206 hospitals nationwide, said Monday that hackers gained access to its computers and stole the data of 4.5...

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  • Aug 19, 2014

Supervalu Supermarket Chain Investigating Possible Data Breach

Supermarket chain Supervalu, Inc. has announced it is investigating a potential data breach that may have affected some of its food and stand-alone liquor stores...

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  • Aug 15, 2014

Study Finds New Cancer Risk From Morcellation

A new study conducted by a group of Columbia University physicians found that a surgical procedure known as power morcellation has the potential to spread...

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  • Jul 28, 2014

AT&T Confirms Hackers Targeted Codes to Unlock Phones in April Data Breach

After keeping details of the cyber attack quiet for months, national telecommunications staple AT&T has confirmed reports that an unknown number of customers’ Social Security...

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  • Jul 22, 2014

FDA Says It Will Not Ban Vaginal Mesh Products – At Least Not Yet

On Tuesday, the FDA rejected a request from Public Citizen, a Washington D.C.-based, non-profit consumer advocacy group, to recall all existing vaginal mesh products and...

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  • Jul 17, 2014

Lowe's Data Breach Put Thousands of Employees at Risk for Identity Theft

Lowe’s is alerting 35,000 past and current delivery drivers and other employees about a data breach that may have compromised their Social Security numbers, driver’s...

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  • May 27, 2014

Recall Over Steering Rack Issues: the Latest Headache for GM

On Wednesday, General Motors (GM) announced its 30th product recall this year, bringing the company’s grand total of recalled vehicles to 13.8 million. But the...

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  • May 23, 2014

FDA May Reclassify Vaginal Mesh Implants as High-Risk Medical Devices

On Tuesday, the FDA announced a proposed order to reclassify vaginal mesh implants as high-risk medical devices. This reclassification, if approved, would force implant manufacturers...

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  • May 7, 2014

Consumers Can Receive Up To $1,500 For Each Unwanted Cell Call

Are you hounded by debt collection calls?  The next time you receive a call from a debt collector, rather than ignoring it, simply pick up...

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  • Apr 3, 2014

Possible Data Breach at Michaels Stores, Retailer Admits

The U.S. Secret Service is currently investigating a possible data breach at Michaels Stores after banking industry sources found fraudulent activity on cards of customers...

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  • Mar 7, 2014

Large-Scale Scientific Studies Needed for "Low T" Treatments

The Endocrine Society released a statement last week that claimed large-scale scientific studies are required to better understand the side effects of testosterone therapies such...

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  • Feb 13, 2014

Transvaginal Mesh Update: Court Rules Johnson & Johnson Destroyed Documents

Just days before the first transvaginal mesh bellwether trial against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon subsidiary is set to begin in federal court in West Virginia,...

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  • Feb 6, 2014

First AndroGel Lawsuits Filed Over Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Five men have filed lawsuits against the manufacturer of AndroGel, alleging that they suffered from life-threatening cardiac events after using the testosterone treatment. According to...

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  • Feb 6, 2014

Target Security Breach: Millions of Customers' Credit, Debit Info Stolen

Retail giant Target has confirmed that debit and credit account information of roughly 40 million U.S. customers who made in-store transactions between November 27 and...

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  • Dec 19, 2013