Many of you may have seen the recent news story about Four Loko, a high-alcohol energy drink that caused a pretty big scare at an off-campus party at Central Washington University (CWU). Nine students were so intoxicated that investigators thought they had been drugged, but it turned out they had all consumed Four Loko. Mixing caffeine and alcohol is becoming more and more popular, but there are some serious risks involved that everyone should know about.
Graco is recalling about 2 million strollers after reports that four infants died in the defective products.
Motorcycle fatalities in the United States fell by 16 percent last year, the first decrease in 11 years, and Pennsylvania had its lowest number of deaths since 2006. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) cautions that riding a motorcycle can still be dangerous, however, as riders are 35 times more likely than people in cars to die in a crash.
Antipsychotics are the top-selling class of drugs in the country. More than a half-million young people take the medications and one-quarter of nursing home residents have used them. They are also the biggest target for lawsuits in the pharmaceutical world, with every major manufacturer either settling recent government cases or under investigation for possible healthcare fraud.
High safety ratings are now harder for cars and trucks to earn. This announcement comes from the Transportation Department, which has changed the government's 5-Star Safety Rating System.
(Cambria County, PA: October 1, 2010) - Last night, 27-year-old Kurtis Carper of Altoona, PA, received the justice he was seeking after five years of medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. A jury awarded him $1,000,000 for injuries he sustained in a slip and fall accident that occurred the afternoon of March 3, 2005. "I believe this may be the second largest verdict in Cambria County," said Attorney Todd Berkey, a partner with Edgar Snyder & Associates who represented Mr. Carper.