Earplug Maker 3M Put Soldiers at Risk for Hearing Loss and Tinnitus, Alleges Case Resolved for $9.1M
Posted on December 6, 2018

Earlier this year, manufacturing giant 3M Company agreed to pay $9.1 Million to settle allegations that it knowingly sold defective earplugs to the U.S. military. The whistleblower case has since raised an unsettling question: Is corporate greed to blame for…


What the FDA Intends to Do about Medical Device Safety
Posted on December 3, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced plans to change the process by which the agency approves new medical devices. Critics have been saying for years that the FDA’s approval process has been far too lax, letting many implants…


VA Nursing Home in Massachusetts Provides Substandard Care to Veterans
Posted on November 29, 2018

Boston, Massachusetts is renowned for its medical schools and hospitals, which provide some of the best treatment in the world. So, it’s all the more troubling that a few miles away, in a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) nursing home…


Posted on November 28, 2018

A worldwide investigation into the safety and oversight of medical devices has raised serious questions about the $400 Billion industry, how it is regulated, and how it must change in order to keep people safe. Brought into sharp focus are…


FDA Declares War on Vaping Epidemic and Expands Its Investigation of Illegal Marketing to Kids
Posted on November 21, 2018

November has been a landmark month for e-cigarettes, as long-awaited changes are coming to the way e-cigarettes – and their flavors – are marketed, regulated, and sold in the United States. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has…


Hospital Safety Grades Posted: Are Red States Safer Than Blue States?
Posted on November 20, 2018

Like many important issues, healthcare often gets caricatured during elections – complex ideas are cramped into tweet-able slogans – and the political conversation skirts around what’s really important. Such was the case in the 2018 midterm elections, where candidates from…


Best Nursing Homes of 2018 Recognized by US News and World Report
Posted on November 20, 2018

After evaluating nursing homes across the country, US News and World Report has named the Best Nursing Homes for 2018. More than 15,000 facilities were analyzed, and 2,975 nursing homes earned the top designation. Their findings are accessible online through…


Roundup-Lawsuit Count Surges to 9,300 as Bayer Stock Continues to Fall
Posted on November 16, 2018

Lawsuits centered around Bayer’s weed-killer Roundup® have surged over the last 3 months in the wake of a landmark verdict that saw a terminal non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma patient receive $289 Million; the victim’s case alleged Roundup was the cause of his…


Aetna to Pay $25.5 Million in Damages for Denying Late Cancer Patient’s Claim
Posted on November 15, 2018

For “recklessly” disregarding their duty to deal fairly and in good faith, health insurance giant Aetna has been ordered to pay $25.5 million to the estate of a late cancer patient and her family. In a stunning rebuke of the…


Spike in Teen Nicotine Use Spurs; FDA Plans to Take the Flavor out of Vaping
Posted on November 14, 2018

In an effort to curb what has been described as a “youth vaping epidemic,” the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be announcing new and significant regulations regarding the sale of e-cigarettes. Soon – potentially this week – the FDA…