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Posted on January 31, 2013

Could DePuy Executive’s Promotion Hurt Company?

The New York Times suggests that new details revealed at a trial in Los Angeles this week could hurt Johnson & Johnson’s ability to move forward from the controversy surrounding the ASR XL hip implants. The executive who oversaw the implant’s introduction in the United States has since been promoted to president of the...
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Posted on January 31, 2013

Witness Testifies Hip Implant Failed to Meet J&J’s Own Standards

The ASR XL hip implant that is the subject of 10,000 lawsuits failed to meet Johnson & Johnson’s own safety test, according to a consultant who testified at the bellwether trial in Los Angeles. Internal company documents revealed the chromium and cobalt debris produced by the ASR was 16 times the amount created in...
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Posted on January 14, 2013

Driving Simulator To Be Used to Evaluate Anti-Insomnia Drugs

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration recommended that people taking Ambien and other anti-insomnia drugs be given lower dosages so as to cut down on the chances that alertness could be compromised at the wheel.  In a recent teleconference with reporters, a member of the FDA also revealed that driving simulators would increasingly...
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Posted on November 27, 2012

150,000 Tacoma Trucks in Cold Weather States Recalled by Toyota

A recall has been issued that affects vehicles that are driven in cold weather in which the road is exposed to heavy amounts of salt and other agents in order to promote thawing.  150,000 Tacoma pickup trucks of the 2001 through 2004 model years have been recalled by Toyota, but this recall only encompasses...
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Posted on September 12, 2012

British Man Accuses Himself of Racism to Get Out of Jury Duty

A man who was supposed to be a member of the jury might instead find himself put in a situation where he’s the one being judged. The incident in question took place in Great Britain and it all began when officials were set to pick a jury for a case involving assault and reckless...
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Posted on August 21, 2012

Three Foot Cushion For Bicycles Proposed by California Senate

Senate Bill 1464 is on its way to the California Assembly, where it will soon be up for a vote.  If passed into law, the bill would require drivers in the state to give people on bicycles a three foot cushion when they attempt to pass such commuters on the road.  The law would...
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