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May 2008 Archive

Published on May 30, 2008 by Edgar Snyder
Safety guidelines for drugs taken during pregnancy

Women and their doctors may soon be better informed about the safety of drugs that are taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed a new system for classifying drugs that will provide more detailed information about a medication's health risks.

Published on May 29, 2008 by Edgar Snyder
Law suit filed over BPA in baby bottles

The chemical bisphenol A (BPA) is facing another set of challenges. After recent reports about the chemical's link to health problems, an Arkansas mother has filed a federal lawsuit against Playtex Products, Inc., accusing them of making dangerous plastic baby bottles with the toxic chemical.

Published on May 28, 2008 by Edgar Snyder
Hosts responsible for minors' accidents

As summer gets underway, many people begin to throw parties that include alcohol. In Pennsylvania, something called social host liability can cost those who supply alcohol to underage drinkers more than they expect.

Published on May 23, 2008 by Edgar Snyder
Disney products recalled

Disney has recalled a toy and a sleeping bag sold at its popular retail stores because they pose a safety risk to children. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Pirates of the Caribbean Sleeping Bags and Tinker Bell Wands were found to violate the federal lead paint standard.

Published on May 22, 2008 by Edgar Snyder
Hurt on the Job

Here are important steps to take after you've reported your Pennsylvania on-the-job injury to your employer

Published on May 20, 2008 by Edgar Snyder
Driving Distractions Present Safety Risk

Daydreaming, fiddling with the radio, and using a cell phone have been cited in three-fourths of the United States' dangerous driving incidents. Although most Americans believe that talking on the phone and texting are the most dangerous behaviors behind the wheel, 81 percent of drivers admit to making phone calls while driving.

Published on May 14, 2008 by Edgar Snyder
dangerous drug side effects

Medications come with a multitude of warnings about their side effects. It may make some wonder which is more dangerous – the drug or the disease. Experts are offering tips on how to best evaluate the potential risks and side effects associated with your medication.

Published on May 14, 2008 by Edgar Snyder
Different Jobs

1. First, you have to report the injury to your employer within 120 days of becoming injured. Oftentimes, injured workers think that they're not hurt that badly or the injury will go away. But that's not always the case. That's why you must report your workplace injury if you've been hurt on the job in Pennsylvania.

Published on May 12, 2008 by Edgar Snyder
Dennis Liotta

In the 18 years that I have practiced workers' compensation law at Edgar Snyder & Associates, I have received countless phone calls from clients who are frustrated with the work comp system. Long-time employees are treated poorly by their employers, they are blamed for injuries that are not their fault, and they are only looking to get the benefits they deserve.

Published on May 09, 2008 by Edgar Snyder
Multivitamins

You may not be getting what you think when you take your daily vitamin. A new analysis of 67 studies concludes that dietary supplements do not cut death rates. In fact, the study revealed, they can actually pose health risks to consumers that do the opposite - increase death rates.

Published on May 07, 2008 by Edgar Snyder
Sleeping pill dangers

The safety of sleeping pills is once again being questioned. Last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was prompted to require strong warning labels on sleeping medications such as Ambien, Lunesta, and other "sedative-hypnotic" sleep aids because of an outbreak of cases involving the dangerous drugs. A recently filed report suggests that the adverse side effects of newer sleeping pills may be just as problematic as those of older, sometimes recalled medication.

Published on May 06, 2008 by Edgar Snyder
Insulin pump

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is urging parents to closely monitor teens' use of unsafe insulin pumps. A study published this month reveals that the dangerous medical devices, used to treat Type 1 diabetes, have been linked to injuries and deaths.

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