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FDA publishes new medicinal safety warnings

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a new update of changes made to medicinal products. This includes the latest safety warnings.

French pharmacists meet to discuss medicinal safety Special

Marseille - This week over 500 pharmacists from across France, and a few from the U.K., Switzerland and Germany, have been meeting to discuss the safety of medicines and improvements in administration of healthcare products.

FDA publishes list of drugs with new safety warnings

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a list of medicines for which there are new safety warnings or errors with the package inserts.

Injured teen cyclist allowed home after year in hospital Special

In July 2013, 15-year-old Ryan Smith sustained a serious brain injury after colliding with a van whilst cycling. After spending over a year in hospital, he was allowed to return home earlier this week.

Op-Ed: Lack of responsibility leads to death of shooting instructor

A 9-year-old girl in Arizona killed her shooting instructor Monday when she accidentally shot him with the Uzi submachine gun she was learning to fire.

Op-Ed: We need more bike lanes to prevent accidents

Richmond - Wearing a bicycle helmet is required in many cities across the United States and Canada, but that might not be enough to prevent bicycle safety.

China holds six from OSI unit in food scandal: company

Shanghai - Chinese police investigating an expired meat scandal have detained another official from a local unit of US food supplier OSI Group, bringing the total to six, the company said.

No burgers at some China McDonald's over food scare

Shanghai - McDonald's outlets in Beijing and Shanghai have yanked their flagship burgers off the menu after a key US supplier recalled products made by its Shanghai factory, which is alleged to have used expired meat.

U.S. CDC halts hazardous material transfers

Atlanta - Following recent high-profile safety lapses in government labs, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has placed a moratorium on movement of all hazardous biological materials.

Improving the safety of food spices

River Falls - In the U.S. it has been estimated that around 60 percent of food spices are imported, and that around 12 percent contain potentially harmful contaminants. A new report calls for actions to be taken to protect consumers.

New report highlights construction safety

Construction is a high-hazard industry that comprises a wide range of activities involving construction, alteration, and/or repair. A new CDC report highlights the importance of having the right equipment to protect workers and the public.

U.S. bill to increase safety resources for short line rail

Washington - U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Patty Murray (D-Washington), have introduced a bill that would authorize a new Short Line Rail Safety Institute to enhance the safety practices and culture of short line railroads.

All-natural mixture is a promising fire retardant

A dash of clay, a dab of fiber from crab shells, and a dollop of DNA is not a magic potion but the ingredients of promising green fire retardant.

FDA updates drug safety warnings

Bethesda - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its list of drug safety warnings and errors to labels and information leaflets.

Why trampolines can be fun but also dangerous

Indianapolis - They may be fun to jump and bounce around on or watch children and grandchildren play on, but a new decade-long study found that trampolines resulted in more than 1 million trips to emergency rooms, costing in excess of $1 billion.

Op-Ed: The new EU truck regulations: Will they make a difference?

On April 15 the majority of people at an EU conference voted in favour of introducing new measures to make Europe's trucks safer and more fuel efficient. Will the proposed measures actually make trucks any safer or less thirsty however?

April is Women’s Eye Health & Safety Month

Atlanta - According to the U.S. CDC, April is Women’s Eye Health & Safety Month. This year there are two themes: ‘Eye Safety at Work’ and ‘Healthy Vision: Make It Last a Lifetime.’

'You can't cry:' Crash victim's mom demands answers from GM

Washington - Mary Ruddy can pinpoint the moment she inadvertently sealed her daughter Kelly Erin's fate -- when she handed over the keys to her 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt.

GM accused of 'criminal' behavior over ignition fault

Washington - Senators accused General Motors of "criminal deception" over a decade-long ignition problem linked to 13 deaths, as the US automaker's boss faced a second straight day of congressional anger Wednesday.

GM boss 'deeply sorry' after deadly crashes

Washington - Conceding company officials knew of their cars' potentially deadly ignition switches for years, GM chief Mary Barra apologized and said the automaker had a "civic responsibility" to make things right.

US gov’t mandates rear view cameras

Washington - The U.S. Department of Transportation is moving ahead with plans to have rearview cameras in all light to medium duty new vehicles by the 2019 model year, enhancing pedestrian safety in low-speed reversing situations.

Crash victim families press GM, Barra set to testify

Washington - Relatives of car crash victims and lawmakers demanded accountability from embattled US automaker GM Tuesday as its CEO prepared to face Congress, amid claims that a $2 fix could have saved lives.

GM chief Barra faces tough questions over recalls

Washington - General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra faces tough questioning in Congress on Tuesday over why the company ignored a faulty ignition problem for a decade despite numerous accident reports and 13 deaths.

GM chief Barra pledges action on dangerous ignitions

Washington - GM Chief Executive Mary Barra said Monday she still does not know why its took years for the automaker to recall cars with dangerously faulty ignitions, but pledged to find out.

U.S. regulators twice failed to probe GM

Washington - U.S. federal regulators twice failed to open formal investigations into faulty ignition switches in General Motors vehicles blamed for 13 deaths, a congressional panel said Sunday.

General Motors recalls 1.5 million vehicles

New York - General Motors recalled nearly 1.5 million vehicles including for possible problems with ignitions blamed for 12 deaths.Last month, GM called back 1.

GM recalls 824,000 more cars over ignition problem

New York - General Motors on Friday recalled 824,000 more cars for possible problems with ignitions that have led to more than 30 accidents and 12 deaths.Last month, GM called back 1.

GM recalls 824,000 more cars over ignition problem

New York - General Motors on Friday recalled 824,000 more cars for possible problems with ignitions that have led to more than 30 accidents and 12 deaths.Last month, GM called back 1.

GM suspends sales of some Chevy Cruzes

New York - General Motors, already facing strong criticism and investigations over its handling of ignition-related recalls, abruptly halted Friday dealer sales of some models of its Chevrolet Cruze compact.

Faulty ignitions: Senator says GM needs victims fund

Washington - A US lawmaker urged the Justice Department Monday to make General Motors create a fund for victims of accidents involving faulty ignitions, arguing that the automaker "criminally deceived" the public.Senator Richard Blumenthal sent a sharply worded le...
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Wall of supporters
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A rescued ram.
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Signed poster from R.E.M.
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Welcome sign
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Signed poster from the group Boston
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Momma goat wears a bra so that her baby can t nurse from her as the baby is lactose intolerant.
Momma goat wears a bra so that her baby can't nurse from her as the baby is lactose intolerant.
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Close-up of some of those who support Farm Sanctuary's work
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Veal crate. Male calves are chained inside these for the period of their short lives and fatten for veal.
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Theresa, the cow. She's very affectionate to all who visit her in the field.
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car seats need to be installed correctly
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Rear view cameras are becoming more readily available on new vehicles, including low-price models, such as this Kia.
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The People Barn
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car seats need to be installed correctly
car seats need to be installed correctly
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Female pigs which have been rescued. They can end up weighing 700 lbs.
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Monterey County Sheriff's Deputy on routine night-time traffic stop.
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Barn within the farm complex
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Poster describing Foie Gras
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IPAF accidents
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