Massachusetts Hospitals Cited for Failing to Report Deaths

A recent report released by the FDA indicates over a dozen hospitals nationwide, including three in Massachusetts alone, have been cited for failing to report patient injuries and deaths due to faulty medical devices. The FDA inspected 17 hospitals over a two-year period as part of an improved attempt to ensure problems such as these


UPDATE: Trumping the Safety of our Food

Remember that time when Stewart Parnell, who ran the Peanut Corporation of America, knew about the salmonella bacteria contaminating his filthy factory’s peanut butter and covered it up, telling his workers to “just ship it” anyway? The infected peanut butter, prosecutors alleged, killed nine people and sickened thousands. As a result, Parnell is now in


FDA Enacted a Rule Banning the Sale of Some Antibacterial Soaps

On September 2, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration, FDA, enacted a final rule banning the sale of some antibacterial soaps. The ban includes liquid and bar soaps containing, among other active chemicals, the most commonly used triclosan and triclocarban. The manufacturers could not prove that the antibacterial soaps were any more effective than regular