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UPDATE: Johnson & Johnson CEO Admits Company Made A Mistake

I wrote previously about Johnson & Johnson’s phantom recall of its Motrin brand over-the-counter pain relief medication. Johnson & Johnson had found a defect in certain batches of the…

Brett Emison

DePuy Artificial Hip Recall: Is There A Cancer Risk?

Critical information from Johnson & Johnson’s recall of its DePuy ASR hip replacement system has not been covered in most reports: The ASR hips recalled by DePuy can potentially release toxic,…

Brett Emison

Vdara Hotel Knew About Pool “Death Ray” Since 2008

Visitors to the posh new Vdara Hotel at the MGM Resorts City Center in Las Vegas have complained of a death ray of focused sunlight reflected off of the building’s mirror-like windows onto the pool…

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DePuy Hip Recall: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Johnson & Johnson DePuy Hip Recall Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Q: Which DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. hip replacement systems were recalled?
A: The DePuy ASR XL Acetabular and DePuy ASR Hip…

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Segway Company Owner Dies After Segway Accident

There have been wide reports that James Heselden, owner of the company that makes the Segway personal transporter, died after apparently falling off a cliff and into a river while riding one of the…

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Did You Know… Popular Birth Control Pills (Yaz and Yasmin) Can Cause Serious Side Effects?

Fifty years ago, in May 1960, the birth control pill was introduced to America. The pill gave women more control over their bodies, but not without certain health risks.
One set of contraceptive…

Brett Emison

How Facebook Sells Your Friends

I’ve written previously about online privacy dangers after the details of 100 million Facebook users were published online. Now there is a fascinating article by Brad Stone at Bloomberg Businessweek…

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What You Need To Know About Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Artificial Hip Recall

On August 26, 2010, Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics division recalled its ASR XL Acetabular Head System and ASR Hip Resurfacing System. According to a company press release, these…

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Legal & Safety News Roundup (September 23, 2010)

Legal and safety news of interest:

Health care reform takes effect today: What you should know [Bertha Coombs at NBC’s Today Show]
Similac infant formula … now with more inspect parts…

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Health Care Reforms Take Effect Tomorrow (September 23, 2010)

Health care reforms, signed into law six months ago, start taking effect tomorrow, September 23, 2010. The reforms do not fully take effect until 2014, but some reforms will begin now.
CNN lists…