Patients do not always know the specifics when it comes to their treatments, particularly in the case of adverse effects. The FDA has started to take note of this dangerous communication issue and is ‘attempting to modernize and streamline the system’ with both patients and hospitals.

I can now inform you that the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee and Volkswagen/Audi and Porsche have reached proposed resolution for owners and lessees of 3.0-liter diesel vehicles. While the EPA, CARB, and the California Attorney General’s Office announced earlier this week they had reached an agreement, that agreement focused on the environment and the regulatory compliance. We have been focusing on consumer claims and relief.

Checking these two lists may be the most important thing you do before you travel.

For the first time in two decades, the EPA successfully updated the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act allows for a long overdue revision of the Nations primary chemicals management law.

Jodi Westbrook Flowers

Today, on Veterans Day, we pause to recognize the sacrifices made by our service members in defense of this nation. The courageous men and women who served our country willingly risked their own lives to protect the freedoms that fuel our strength. They do so selflessly and with honor, placing the good of their fellow countrymen ahead of themselves.

Who among us hasn’t been startled by a large truck or bus whose driver appeared inattentive or was driving way too fast on the highway? If you lived to complain about it, consider yourself lucky. For thousands each year, these occurrences have deadly consequences. According to a recent proposal from the U.S. Department of Transportation, speed-limiting technology and new federal safety regulations may be the quickest, most reliable way to slow trucks and buses down across the board, saving lives along the way.

Unless you’re recreating a scene from Mission Impossible, you don’t typically expect your smartphone, laptop or e-cigarette to self-destruct. However, the lithium-ion battery packs have the potential to explode or catch fire without warning.

Judge Charles R. Breyer allowed objectors to voice their concerns today, but with less than 1 percent of the total class filing objections, Judge Breyer indicated that he is “strongly inclined” to approve the current arrangement.

Have you ever been driving down the road and been cut off? Of course, you have. The first thing you think is “who is driving that car?!” With advances in technology, the answer to that question could soon be “no one.”

Perhaps it’s an understatement to say that we are in the personal device age. What you may not know is that the technology that keeps most of those devices running is a lithium-ion battery pack and any device with one has the potential to explode or catch fire without warning.