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Entries for January 2012

National Highway Safety Board To All States: Ban Cellphone Use in Vehicles

 NHSA bans the nonemergency use of portable electronic devices (other than those designed to support the driving task) for all drivers.....

US Asbestos Imports Increases in 2011

 The United States has yet to ban asbestos, a known carcinogen, and in 2011 the amount of asbestos that the US imports increased according to US government statistics. 

EPA Issues Annual Report on Chemicals Released Into Land, Air and Water in New Jersey

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  issued its 25th annual report on the amount of toxic chemicals released in 2010 to the land, air and water by industrial facilities in New Jersey.

Nursing Home Abuse: Drugging of Patients

 Many seriously injured workers end up living in nursing homes for convenience and care.

The New Mental Workplace Stress : Loneliness

Workers' Compensation claims have been increasing for mental stress claims as technology evolves and more workers are feeling more isolated and estranged from their co-workers by technology.

In December 2011, Tekturna® manufacturer Novartis announced its decision to terminate the clinical ALTITUDE study of the blood pressure drug based on the recommendation of the independent Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) overseeing the clinical trial study. 

 Following a November 2011 warning issued by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided to reevaluate the safety of Pradaxa®. 

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