Articles by lmallernee

Drug makers’ role in rising pain killer addiction

by lmallernee | January 2nd, 2013

December 31, 2012 An epidemic of addiction to prescription pain killers that’s more widespread than cocaine or heroin addiction has left nearly two million people in its grip, according to the Washington Post. “It turns out that the doctors didn’t know what they were talking about,” said a woman, whose daughter, a home-care nurse, died […]

President of Small Airline Killed in Plane Crash

by lmallernee | December 28th, 2012

December 27, 2012 An aviation executive of a small charter airline in Minnesota was killed this month, reports NBC Chicago. The 74-year-old CEO of Bemidji Aviation Services died when the two-engine plane that he was piloting crashed shortly before 3 p.m. on Dec. 5, about a half-mile from Gougar and Offner roads in Manhattan Township […]

Man Killed in Small Plane Crash

by lmallernee | December 21st, 2012

December 21, 201 Considered to be one of the safest airplane to fly, a Diamond Aircraft DA40 airplane crashed shortly after takeoff from Valdosta (Georgia) Regional Airport earlier this month, reports The Press Sentinel. A prominent 52-year-old Valdosta business man, who was the pilot and sole occupant of the four-seat, Austrian-made aircraft, died in the crash. […]

Gas fireplace inserts recalled

by lmallernee | December 19th, 2012

December 19, 2012 Jotul North America has recently announced a voluntary recall on four different models of Jotul and Scan gas fireplace inserts, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. These inserts—which are designed to create “fireplace effects fueled by natural gas or liquid propane”—have been reported as hazardous. Measuring about 17 inches by […]

Ohio hospital to resume kidney transplants after mistake

by lmallernee | December 17th, 2012

December 17, 2012 On August 10 at the University of Toledo Medical Center, an operating nurse accidentally disposed of a viable kidney. The donated kidney apparently was put with medical waste instead of going to the intended recipient. The hospital voluntarily halted live kidney transplants after the incident. The Ohio hospital will resume live kidney […]

Small plane crash in Texas Thursday morning kills 2

by lmallernee | December 14th, 2012

December 14, 2012 The plane departed from Lancaster Regional Airport and crashed near the border of Kaufman and Ellis counties in Texas at about 11 a.m. Thursday, and two men were killed in the crash, reports the Dallas Morning News. A 30-year-old husband and father of two young sons, who had won Thursday’s flight at an […]

Workers’ compensation costs reduced by Parma school district

by lmallernee | December 12th, 2012

December 12, 2012 In these troubled financial times, Parma, a large suburb outside of Cleveland, Ohio, is finding ways to reduce the school district’s budget, and one of the cuts is to the workers’ compensation program, reports the Plain Dealer. Five years ago the district spent more than $1.6 million on workers’ compensation premiums. Now it […]

Lawsuit against Nap Nanny maker filed by Feds

by lmallernee | December 10th, 2012

December 10, 2012 Last Wednesday, federal regulators sued the maker of Nap Nanny because the company would not agree to a recall, reports USA Today. Because five infants died using the product, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) had already demanded a recall. CPSC says that Baby Matters, the maker of Nap Nanny, should notify the […]

Flight student’s arm severed by airplane propeller

by lmallernee | December 7th, 2012

A man’s arm was severed by an airplane propeller on Sunday in Stanly County, North Carolina, reports WSOC-TV. Federal Aviation Administration officials are investigating the accident, which happened at Stanly County Airport. The victim, who is a flight school student with Pressley Aviation, started his day by flying from Goose Creek Airport in Union County to […]

Generic Lipitor recalled again

by lmallernee | December 5th, 2012

December 5, 2012 Three months ago, generic Lipitor was recalled by Ranbaxy because of possible mispackaging. Last week, it was again recalled by Ranbaxy Laboratories, an Indian generics plant, because of glass particles getting into the pills, according to Fierce Pharma. Forty-one lots of atorvastin (Lipitor) in the 10, 20, and 40 mg sizes have been […]