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Barbecue Safety Tips

 

FDA Consumer Updates issued a quick guide to summer barbeque safety to avoid creating or spreading illness to your friends and family. Although seemingly basic, these are tips worth remembering.
(1) Wash your hands
You haul all the coole Read More »

Senators Durbin and Blumenthal Introduce Legislation Designed to Protect Consumers of Dietary Supplements

 

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) today introduced legislation that would ensure that consumers have the information they need to distinguish between products that are safe and others that contain potentially dangerous in Read More »

DIabetes Cases Double to 347 MIllion

 

The number of adults with diabetes has doubled world-wide over the last three-decades to nearly 350 million and has increased nearly threefold in the U.S., according to the Read More »

TorHoerman Law proudly supports KidsAndCars.org

 

TorHoerman Law proudly supports KidsAndCars.org, a national nonprofit child safety organization dedicated to preventing injuries and death to children in or around motor vehicles. KidsAndCars.org has been pioneering a national prevention movement sin Read More »

Hot Coffee- How One Lawsuit Catapulted Tort Reform in the U.S.

 

Remember the McDonald’s hot coffee case from February 1992? If you do, its likely you remember that Stella Liebeck, a 78 year-old Albuquerque woman, spilled hot coffee on herself and ended up with third-degree burns after purchasing coffee from Read More »

Pfizer Fails to Report Adverse Events

 

Chantix, Pfizer’s drug to assist people in quitting smoking, has recently come under scrutiny again. Chantix has been linked to causing suicides and violent behavior. In 2009 the FDA decided that Chantix should have a black-box warnin Read More »

Brazilian Blowout under Fire by Congress

 

We would like to applaud the efforts this week of several members of Congress, led by Jan Schakowsky, who have written a letter to the FDA asking them to suspend the sale of the popular hair product – Brazilian Blowout. Despite the manufac Read More »

Can Mom’s Medicine Hurt the Baby?

 

The list of medications that women shouldn’t take in pregnancy keeps getting longer. Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration strengthened warnings that expectant mothers who take topiramate (brand name Topamax), for migraines or to Read More »

Plaintiffs Describe Severe Pain After Using Accutane

 

During opening statements, the attorney representing James Marshall, a 44 year old actor best known for his part as U.S. Marine Louden Downey in the 1992 hit movie "A Few Good Men" and two other California residents (Kelley Andrews, a Read More »

Pharmaceutical Marketing: How Drug Ads Influence Health Care

 

Today, drug companies spend $4 billion a year on ads to consumers. In 1997, the FDA rules governing pharmaceutical advertising changed, and now companies can name both the drug and what it’s for, while only naming the most significant potential Read More »

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