Entries by Mikala Harden

Infant Deaths Have Fisher-Price Recalling Nearly 5 Million Rock’n Play Sleepers

Fisher-Price is recalling all models of Rock’n Play Sleepers after 32 infant fatalities occurred while using the product.  The fatalities occurred between 2011 and 2018 “after the infants rolled over while unrestrained, or under other circumstances,” according to the (CPSC) Consumer Product Safety Commission.   The cloth-covered cradle became a staple in many households for sleep-deprived […]

NHTSA Launches Battery Investigation in Tesla Automobiles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wrote a letter to Tesla last week, saying it is investigating fires in Model S and Model X cars built from 2012 to 2019.  The investigation will involve certain battery management system software updates. Tesla has until November 29, 2019, to respond to the NHTSA or it could face […]

Truvada Medication May Be Causing Kidney Failure and Bone Injuries

Truvada is an antiretroviral drug that that is prescribed for patients that have have a high risk of developing HIV.  The medication does not cure HIV or AIDS. It was intended to help improve the patients’ quality of life.   Many persons have been harmed by Truvada by suffering from broken bones and/or kidney failure while […]

Zantac Heartburn Medication Contains Cancer Carcinogens

On September 30, 2019, the FDA announced that ranitidine (Zantac), a heartburn medication used by millions of Americans, may cause cancer.  Zantac has been found to contain a carcinogenic chemical 26,000 times the FDA-approved limit.  When one 150 mg tablet is ingested, it undergoes a chemical reaction in the stomach to create more than 3,100 […]

E-cigarettes, Vaping and Juuls Are Causing Addiction, Sickness and Death

Electronic cigarettes include “vapes”, hookah pens, or Juuls.  They are battery powered devices that heat an e-liquid sometimes called “e-juice” that contains nicotine.  One Juul pod contains as much nicotine as entire pack of cigarettes. The aerosol cloud produced by a JUUL may not look as thick as cigarette smoke, but it still contains harmful […]

190,757 Pounds of Tyson Foods Chicken Products Recalled in Nebraska and Other States

Tyson Foods is recalling 190,757 ready-to-eat chicken fritters as some may contain hard plastic, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS). Health officials received consumer complaints from schools of a foreign material in the breaded chicken product.   The 32.81-pound cases containing four 8.2-pound bags of fully cooked, whole […]

Opioid Drugs are killing over 70,200 people a year

Opioids are a class of analgesic drugs that are generally prescribed to patients that have suffered catastrophic injuries.  Opioids suppress the central nervous system and reduce feelings of pain. Opioids are highly addictive, and patients can overdose on the medication that can lead to death. Opioids that are available in the United States are: Abstral […]