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November

Blog Posts in November, 2010

  • One in Five Hospital Patients Injured by Care

    Bloomberg News (11/29, Olmos) reports the study found "almost one in five hospital patients was injured by their care," and researchers "found little improvement from industry and government efforts to improve safety." The "six-year study of 2,341 hospital admissions in North Carolina found that 18 percent of patients suffered at least one safety-related incident, ranging from minor injuries with ...
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  • Feds launch investigation of lead-containing drinking glasses.

    The AP (11/22) reported that the US Consumer Product Safety Commission "said it was collecting samples of all glasses cited in an ongoing Associated Press investigation into dangerous metals in children's merchandise, generally those containing the more-dangerous toxin cadmium." Thus far, two companies have recalled roughly 160,000 of the superhero designed glasses, on which tests revealed "that ...
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  • Company recalls 90,000 faulty cribs.

    Bloomberg News (11/22 Plungis) reported, "Bassett Furniture Industries Inc. recalled about 90,000 drop-side cribs after reports of at least 154 incidents of failed hardware, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement." The Commission noted, "In one of 18 incidents in which drop-side gates malfunctioned or detached, a child became entrapped between the mattress and the crib's ...
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  • GAO report: FDA not inspecting dietary supplements from China.

    The Kansas City Star (11/7, Everly) noted, "Dietary supplements and prescription drugs are pouring in from China, but US regulators are not ensuring their quality, safety or proper labeling." In fact, "federal regulators have inspected only a fraction of the hundreds of Chinese factories making prescription drugs for the US market, a new report from the Government Accountability Office says," and ...
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