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Lawsuits Filed Over Herbal Supplements

Lawsuits Filed Over Herbal Supplements March 7, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Minneapolis, MN In the wake of news that herbal supplements may not contain the ingredients their labels claim, comes news that lawsuits are now being filed against the makers of some herbal supplement products. The lawsuits follow an announcement by New York’s attorney general that at least four brands of herbal supplements carried at major retailers do not contain the ingredients listed on their labels and may carry adulterants and other undisclosed substances.
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Woman Files Lawsuit Against the Makers of the Fluoroquinolone Avelox

Woman Files Lawsuit Against the Makers of the Fluoroquinolone Avelox March 3, 2015. By Lucy Campbell.
Los Angeles, CA Bayer and Merck are facing a product liability lawsuit filed by a woman from Nebraska who alleges she developed peripheral neuropathy while on the popular antibiotic Avelox.
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Feed Your Body with Food, Not Herbal Supplements

Feed Your Body with Food, Not Herbal Supplements March 1, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
New York, NY Most everyone over 40 remembers Jefferson Airplane’s famous song, “White Rabbit.” Grace Slick, the writer and singer, said the song was intended to be a wake-up call to parents who read their children novels such as Alice In Wonderland, and then wondered why their children would later use drugs, namely hallucinogens. Today her lyrics, with a few changes, could be a wake-up call to adults taking herbal supplements:
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Whistleblowers Integral to the Fight against Medical and Healthcare Fraud

Whistleblowers Integral to the Fight against Medical and Healthcare Fraud March 1, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Sacramento, CA As generous as they are, “sugar daddies” often get taken to the cleaners. For them, money is no object. When someone in a position of influence can invent reasons for a man of means to part with his cash, well, so much the better. It is with this parallel that we illustrate what happens when Medicaid and Medicare (and others), backed by government funding, are allegedly bilked by opportunistic entities out to bill the system for billions of dollars worth of unnecessary procedures. It’s medical fraud by any other name.
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Study Finds Children at Risk, Monster Energy Drink Trial Set for April

Study Finds Children at Risk, Monster Energy Drink Trial Set for April February 27, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Detroit, MI It’s a damning commentary on the energy drink sector and what it can mean to the health and even survivability of children. A university study has revealed that more than half of roughly 4,800 reported cases of harmful effects from energy drinks involved accidental consumption by children less than six years of age. Meanwhile, a wrongful death lawsuit allegedly stemming from Monster drink contents is set to begin at Superior Court of the State of California, County of Alameda sometime in April.
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Outrageous Emergency Room Overcharges for Uninsured

Outrageous Emergency Room Overcharges for Uninsured February 26, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Ocala, FL When John asked the Munroe Regional Medical Center billing department why his emergency room overcharges and other hospital charges were 10 times more than the going rate, he was told it is because he is uninsured!
“They have a contract based on rates with the insurance company and I don’t have a contract with them so they can bill me whatever they want,” says John.
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Energy Drink Lawsuit Filed After Consumer’s Death

Energy Drink Lawsuit Filed After Consumer’s Death February 20, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Kansas City, MO Another energy drink lawsuit has been filed following the death of a consumer who drank numerous energy drinks in the days leading up to his death. The lawsuit, filed by the man’s wife, alleges energy drinks are falsely marketed as safe when in fact they are dangerous. According to some reports, the FDA has received numerous reports of deaths linked to certain energy drinks.
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Herbal Supplements Under Attack from Regulators and Consumers

Herbal Supplements Under Attack from Regulators and Consumers February 18, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC If you take any pill, you’re supposed to know what’s in that pill. That’s the basis for regulations concerning pharmaceuticals. But when it comes to herbal supplements, the rules are more relaxed, and it turns out that some herbal supplements may have been sold without the ingredients their labels claimed they contained. Now, some herbal supplement makers have received warning letters from New York’s Attorney General - and lawsuits from consumers angry that the herbal supplements they thought they were purchasing might not have been all they were cracked up to be, with ingredient labels not telling the full story of what the herbal supplements contained.
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Persistence Pays Off for Chapel Hill Extended Warranty Plaintiffs

Persistence Pays Off for Chapel Hill Extended Warranty Plaintiffs February 17, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Chapel Hill, NC A couple from Chapel Hill who brought a Home Warranty Lawsuit against the contractor and a supplier of their custom-built home encountered a few setbacks in their litigation. But they stuck with it and late last year were rewarded with a partial victory by the North Carolina Supreme Court.
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Major Retailers Asked To Stop Sales Of Store Brand Herbal Supplements

Major Retailers Asked To Stop Sales Of Store Brand Herbal Supplements February 5, 2015. By Lucy Campbell.
Los Angeles, CA Four major retailers, GNC, Target, Walmart, and Walgreens, received letters earlier this week from Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s office regarding the alleged selling of store brand herbal supplement products in New York that either could not be verified to contain the labeled substance, or were found to contain ingredients not listed on the labels.
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