March 2013 Archive

Edgar Snyder receives 225th Anniversary Medallion
Attorney Edgar Snyder Receives Prestigious University Medallion

Attorney Edgar Snyder received a 225th Anniversary Medallion from the University of Pittsburgh while hosting the Edgar M. Snyder Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program at the University. Only 19 out of 10,000 Pitt Law alumni have been honored with this prestigious award.

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FDA Set to Strengthen Defibrillator Regulations With New Proposal

Following 45,000 reported emergency defibrillator failures over the past seven years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is planning to introduce new rules that will improve the reliability of the devices.

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Blood Glucose Meters Recalled by Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has recalled nearly 2 million blood glucose meters after a serious malfunction led to a patient's death.

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What You Can Do To Keep Our Roads Safe

Lou Fineberg, Program Director of BikePGH, is our special guest on tomorrow's episode of No Fee TV. We'll be on hand to talk about Pennsylvania's bicycle laws and important safety tips bicyclists and drivers should keep in mind.

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Do You Know Your Social Security Disability Rights?

Did you know that if you're 20 years old, you have close to a 30% chance of becoming disabled by the time you reach retirement age?

Avastin Causing Serious Eye Infections
Avastin Recalled After Causing Eye Infections

A compounding pharmacy in Augusta, Ga. has recalled syringes of the drug Avastin that were distributed nationwide. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall after five patients suffered eye infections that could leave them blind as a result of using the medication.

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Americans Top Cell Phone and Driving List

If it seems like many of your fellow drivers are on a cell phone, it's not your imagination. American drivers claim the top spot when it comes to cell phone use, according to a recent survey. Government researchers say that more than two-thirds of people in our country admit to using a cell phone behind the wheel.

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Mold in Leads to Recall of Drugs in Pennsylvania Hospitals

Visible mold has been found in bags of an injection drug made at a New Jersey compounding pharmacy. Fifty-millimeter bags of the medication, magnesium sulfate intravenous solution, were distributed to at least 13 hospitals in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, and New Jersey.

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Zithromax Can Cause Heart Problems, Says FDA

The antibiotic azithromycin, sold as Zithromax or Zmax and sometimes called "Z-pack," can cause potentially fatal heart rhythms, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned.

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Tips on Introducing Your Dog to a New Baby

Today we have a special guest blog from Animal Friends, our featured guest on tonight’s episode of "No Fee TV." Tonight the topic is dog safety and injury prevention, and the blog below outlines tips for introducing your dog to a new baby. Anyone who has a dog or a baby who will be around dogs should check it out – training, preparation, and knowledge are key when it comes to dog bite prevention.

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Edgar Snyder 7th Annual Words to be Heard Scholarship Contest

Are you are a high school senior in Western PA? Would you like a chance to win $5,000 for college? If so, there's still time to enter our 7th Annual “Words to be Heard” scholarship contest. Not only can you win money for college, “Words to be Heard” gives you the chance to make a difference.

Introducing Our Car Accident Resource Center

Car accidents happen every day. While the majority of them don’t result in serious injuries, the aftermath can still leave you in a stressful position. You may not know what to say to your insurance company or the other driver's insurance company. You may have questions about car repairs or rental options.

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Mirena Can Cause Serious Health Problems

The controversial intrauterine device (IUD) Mirena® remains available despite the potential for serious risks associated with the contraceptive.