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Bayer Opts to Settle Trasylol® Suits on Case by Case Basis

Bayer's Settlement Framework Weighs Each Suit on Several Factors November 2, 2010 -- To date, Bayer has settled approximately 200 of the 2,000 cases against it over the drug Trasylol, used to control bleeding during heart surgeries. Rather than settlements based on a universal point system stemming from either bellwether...

Expanded Medicare Coverage for Tobacco Cessation Counseling

Affordable Care Act Opens Door for Preventative Care Services September 24, 2010 -- Smoking and tobacco related diseases are the single most preventable cause of death in the United States. Diseases from smoking account for over 400,000 annual deaths in the US and consume an estimated 10% of Medicare's annual...

Massive Salmonella Contamination Results in Egg Recall

Two Iowa Producers Announce Recalls as Illnesses Increase August 27, 2010 -- In a series of recalls starting August 13th, two Egg producers in Iowa have recalled over 500 million eggs that could potentially be contaminated with salmonella. Product from Wright County Egg Farms and Hillandale Farms are the focus...

Asbestos Host Rock Serpentine Removed as CA State Rock

Success for the Drop the Rock Campaign - SB 624 Passes to Remove Serpentine as California State Rock Key Facts About Asbestos and Serpentine: Asbestos claims the lives of more than 10,000 Americans each year. Serpentine is found in 49 of California's 58 counties (including Los Angeles). California and specifically...

National Gypsum Part of New Class Action Lawsuit

National Gypsum Focus of New Drywall Lawsuit January 26, 2010 -- U.S. drywall manufacturer National Gypsum has been named in a class action lawsuit for producing wallboard with similar corrosive properties to defective Chinese drywall. National Gypsum has denied blame for their product being the cause of corrosion of air...