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March 16, 2015

New train crash technology may be the difference in lives lost due to vehicle collisions

Two particular technologies are often of great interest to the National Transportation Safety Board whenever they investigate the collision between a vehicle and a train: the effectiveness and application of the crash energy management technology, which can use a number of different technologies to dissipate and absorb the force of impact, and Positive Train Control.

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February 4, 2015

The blind oversight of the auto industry

62 million. That’s how many vehicles were recalled by automakers in the United States in 2014. To put that in perspective, that’s about one car for every five on the road. And while GM holds a significant stake in that total with more than 80 separate recalls affecting close to 27 million automobiles just in North America, the Takata airbag issue also had a significant role in pushing this frightening number to its record breaking total.

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December 19, 2014

Trouble with Tylenol®: Even common OTC medication should be taken with care

When the risk of severe, potentially deadly skin reactions is found in association with one of the most widely used over-the-counter medications, you would think that warning the public would be a priority. But a year and a half after publishing an initial consumer update on the risk, the FDA is only now asking that a warning be placed on all acetaminophen-containing medications, including over-the-counter drugs.

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December 3, 2014

Is the grass really greener for afib sufferers taking Xarelto?

The FDA approved Xarelto (generic name: rivaroxaban) as a blood thinner for atrial fibrillation patients in November of 2011. What you don’t read about as often is that, along with a high volume of adverse events being reported, 1) the FDA’s own review of the drug recommended against its approval and 2) Xarelto currently has no antidote.

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November 13, 2014

Shining a Light on Lung Cancer

Throughout my career, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some truly incredible people, but unfortunately it is often under very difficult and painful circumstances. Even though some are either dealing with aggressive lung cancer or coping with the loss of a loved one from this horrible disease, one thing all of them seem to have in common is a need and capacity for hope.

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November 10, 2014

On Veterans Day, honor and protect those who protected us

It is right and proper that on Veterans Day we honor those who selflessly served our country, who bravely protected our freedoms, and who fearlessly confronted our enemies. On this day and throughout the year, we offer thanks to all veterans for all you have done and continue to do for your flag, your country and your fellow citizens.

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