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August 2, 2021
Pennsylvania Teen Car Accidents: The Statistics

Pennsylvania Teen Car Accidents: The Statistics

The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is considered among the “100 Deadliest Days” to drive, due to newly permitted and licensed teen drivers hitting the road. How safe is Pennsylvania for these teens behind the wheel? WTAJ News took a look at the statistics. Nationwide, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of […]

Belviq Lawsuits: What you Need to Know

Belviq Lawsuits: What you Need to Know

The prescription weight loss drug Belviq (lorcaserin) has been pulled off the shelves at the request of the FDA due to a potential link to cancer, as reported by Drug Watch and other outlets. Belviq has been associated with increased rates of lung, pancreatic and colorectal cancer, and several lawsuits have been filed. Here’s what […]

July 19, 2021
Will Medicine-Dispensing Robots Cut Down on Errors?

Will Medicine-Dispensing Robots Cut Down on Errors?

A medical device company hopes to use prescription-dispensing robots to reduce deadly errors, according to recent news reports. The company, RescueDose, is one of several developing robots to combat the deadly and disabling effects of human error. Such errors can be caused by fatigue, staff shortages, inadequate training, and other reasons. The World Health Organization […]

July 15, 2021
Amazon Employees in PA Face Greater Workplace Safety Risks

Amazon Employees in PA Face Greater Workplace Safety Risks

Warehouse workers in Pennsylvania are almost twice as likely to get seriously injured if they work for Amazon than for another company, reported the Philadelphia Inquirer recently. With the popularity of online shopping, Amazon has opened thousands of positions in the tri-state area, which research shows could be more dangerous than comparable warehouse work. The […]

Zantac Drug Maker Accused of Deleting Records

Zantac Drug Maker Accused of Deleting Records

One of the drug companies behind Zantac was recently accused of deleting company emails tied to the drug’s 2019 recall, according to an article in Fierce Pharma. The company, Sanofi, faces lawsuits which allege that they concealed cancer risks associated with this popular heartburn medication. Zantac contains a probable human carcinogen, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is […]

July 5, 2021
Travel is Down, But Fatal Accidents are Up

Travel is Down, But Fatal Accidents are Up

The U.S. recorded its highest fatal road accident total in 13 years, despite fewer people being on the road due to the pandemic, according to an article this month in Trib Live. Fatalities were up 7 percent from the previous year, killing an estimated 38,680 people, the most since 2007. This increase occurred during a […]

What if I slip and fall in someone’s house?

What if I slip and fall in someone’s house?

If you are hurt in a slip/trip and fall on someone’s property, you could receive compensation for your injuries. However, it is important to note that not every accident on someone’s property will result in payment for pain, suffering or medical expenses, according to one online legal guide. Slips, trips and falls are types of […]

June 21, 2021
Report Cites Workplace Safety at Amazon

Report Cites Workplace Safety at Amazon

A new study claims that Amazon warehouse workers are more likely to be seriously injured than if they were doing a similar job elsewhere. The study, backed by labor unions, revealed that warehouse workers were seriously injured at Amazon at the rate of 5.9 per 100, more than 80 percent above the industry average. In […]

June 14, 2021
Rising Truck Fatalities Prompt New Focus on Safety

Rising Truck Fatalities Prompt New Focus on Safety

Fatal truck crashes are on the rise, prompting lawmakers to include long-awaited safety measures in proposed legislation, according to an article on NJ.com. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is working on a federal transportation policy that includes automated braking and lane warning systems among other truck safety measures. The number of people killed in […]

June 7, 2021
A Surprising Tool to Prevent Workplace Falls

A Surprising Tool to Prevent Workplace Falls

A new study revealed that shoe tread has an impact on slips and falls, and that worn areas larger than the base of an AA battery put workers at risk, reported Occupational Health & Safety. The study, done at the University of Pittsburgh, sought to identify when shoes become unsafe. There were $170.8 billion in […]