Blog Posts in March, 2011

What is Asbestos and why is it dangerous?

Asbestos is a set of fibrous minerals which are known for their resistance to heat, resistance to corrosion, and high tensile strength. The fibrous nature of the minerals allows them to be manipulated ...
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Spotlight on Accutane

Accutane is a drug to treat severe acne. It was marketed and sold by Hoffman La Roche, until recently when the company pulled it from the U.S. market. Generic forms of the drug are still sold under ...
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Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Knee: Medical Devices & the 510(k) Approval Process

The Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Knee is an artificial knee that has been marketed and sold by Zimmer, Inc. since 2003. Like the majority of medical devices in the United States, it was approved by the FDA ...
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What's wrong with DePuy Orthopaedic's ASR Hip?

On August 24, 2010 DePuy recalled the ASR TM XL Acetabular System (hip implant) and ASR TM Hip Resurfacing System . If you have had hip replacement surgery between July 2003 and August 2010, you might ...
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Things to know if you work on a rig, ship, dock, or anywhere else near the water

Payment for injuries Jobs on the high seas, oceans, rivers, lakes, and other navigable waters are some of the most dangerous in the world. Traditional state worker’s compensation laws do not generally ...
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