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Brett Emison

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 medication, but instead of issuing [...]
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, perhaps cancer-causing, metal shavings [...]
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 area below. Like ants under [...]
Brett Emison

Legal & Safety News Roundup (September 29, 2010)

Legal and safety news of interest from around the country: Taxpayers could make a profit on the GM bailout [Chris Isadore at CNNMoney.com] [can also see my previous coverage of this issue here and here] Southwest plans to acquire AirTran in [...]
Brett Emison

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 Resurfacing Systems have been recalled. In addition, [...]
Brett Emison

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 Segway devices. According to reports, police [...]
Brett Emison

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 pills – Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella [...]
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 that describes "How Facebook sells [...]
Brett Emison

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 artificial hip systems were first manufactured [...]
Brett Emison

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 [Paul Napoli at Injury Board] Senate judicial blockage [...]