Off-label prescribing of drugs is a common occurrence. Thalidomide was widely prescribed off-label in the U.K. in the 1960’s for alleviating morning sickness before it was realized that thousands of pregnant women experienced side effects, including birth defects and infant death.

New reports indicate that the behind-the-scenes work that goes into roasting the perfect cup of coffee may be harming workers in commercial coffee roasting facilities.

Several years ago I stopped calling aviation disasters “airplane accidents.” There are airplane crashes, collisions, or disasters, but not “accidents;” nor are there incidents or mishaps.