Grandfather Clause Left Gaping Loopholes in Regulation of Medical Devices

Most medical devices have never been shown to be safe or effective. The US Food and Drug Administration have promised for years to subject some of the riskiest devices to a rigorous review.

The agency has failed to adequately regulate medical devices leaving certain types of devices already on the market approved for sale with less stringent reviews until the … Read the rest

Lack of Consumer Response Prompts Unusual Re-announcement of Recall of Dehumidifiers That Have Caused More Than One Million Dollars in Property Damage

Initially recalled in December of 2009, yesterday LG Electronics Tianjin Appliance Co., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), urged consumers to check if they have Goldstar or Comfort-Aire dehumidifiers.

The firm is re-announcing the recall of these dangerous products because only two percent of the 98,000 consumers who purchased these units have received a free repair, … Read the rest

Criminal Charges Brought Against Driver of Tour Bus That Crashed in Bronx Returning From Mohegan Sun Casino On Same Day as State Inspector Generals Report Released

The driver of the tour bus that crashed into a highway sign post on I-95 in the Bronx, killing 15 people and injuring seven others on March 12, 2011, has been charged with 15 counts each of second-degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide, plus reckless driving, assault and third-degree unlicensed driving.

Ophadell Williams, Jr. plead not guilty, and his bail … Read the rest