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Month: March 2015

New Study Highlights Flaws of Zofran Study Results

Posted in Uncategorized,Zofran on March 30, 2015

A recent study by Gideon Koren, M.D., from the University of Toronto Department of Pediatrics provides a review of assorted literature related to Zofran use and the development of birth defects. Crucially, Dr. Koren cites problems with a 2013 study conducted by Pasternak that found no statistically significant relationship between a mother’s use of Zofran… read more

Filing A Social Security Disability Claim

Posted in Social Security Disability,Uncategorized on March 26, 2015

Filing a Social Security Disability Insurance claim can seem like a very difficult task. However, the Social Security Administration has taken steps over the last several years to make filing such a claim easier for disabled persons. To file a Social Security Disability claim, a person has two options: 1. Apply online at www.socialsecurity.gov; or… read more

Study: Distracted Driving Accounts for Majority of Teen Crashes

Posted in Distracted driving,Uncategorized on March 25, 2015

A new study just released by the American Automobile Association (AAA) concludes that distracted driving contributes to 58 percent of car accidents involving teen drivers. This is more than 4 times the previous estimates that were based on police reports. The study counted 6 different types of distraction that caused crashes. According to the analysis,… read more

Illegal Actions Used in Promoting Zofran

Posted in Uncategorized,Zofran on March 24, 2015

Zofran is a prescription medication manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) that was originally approved by the FDA in 1991 to treat chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting. Since its introduction into the market, Zofran has become a common prescription used by pregnant women in the first trimester to quell the side effects of morning sickness. However, the… read more

Zofran Use Linked to Birth Defects

Posted in Uncategorized,Zofran on March 23, 2015

The anti-nausea medication Zofran has recently been linked to multiple birth defects. Zofran is a powerful drug developed by drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to treat chemotherapy related nausea. The drug was originally approved in 1991 for use in cancer patients who required chemo or radiation. While the drug was designed and approved to treat nausea… read more

What is Social Security Disability Insurance

Posted in Social Security Disability,Uncategorized on March 18, 2015

Most employees go about their daily work without ever thinking of the possibility of becoming disabled. However, the chances of becoming disabled as a result of workplace injuries or as a result of other illnesses and ailments are greater than most people would ever imagine. The Social Security Administration reports that just over 1 in… read more

Car accident fatalities fall to record lows

Posted in Car accident,Uncategorized on March 16, 2015

In 2014, approximately 35,400 people were killed as a result of car accidents. This means that the annual mileage death rate dropped to 1.18 deaths per 100 million miles traveled. According to the National Safety Council, the estimated annual mileage death matches the lowest preliminary estimates on record for the National Safety Council. The 2014… read more

Bus and truck drivers aren’t alone in risks of drowsy driving

Posted in Car accident,Uncategorized on March 5, 2015

It’s no secret that long haul truck drivers and bus drivers can suffer from fatigue and drowsy driving. Pressures from delivery schedules and route selection often cause truck drivers to push the limits of the law when trying to make a delivery on time. However, while these types of drivers are often the most thought… read more

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injuries,Uncategorized on March 3, 2015

March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month. Brain injuries can range from concussions to comas and are often referred to as traumatic brain injuries (tbi) or mild traumatic brain injuries (mtbi). Regardless of these names, any injury to the head is a serious matter. In discussing brain injuries, these statistics from braintrauma.org help to demonstrate… read more

Single car accidents cause fatal injuries in Wood County

Posted in Car accident,Uncategorized on March 1, 2015

Separate single car accidents in Wood County over the weekend caused death and significant severe injuries. According to news reports, just before 4 a.m. a vehicle lost control, went over an embankment and collided with a tree. Police with the Wood County Sheriff’s Department said that control was lost after receiving a text message. The… read more