Posts from September 2016.

Tougher laws on drunk driving may have helped make Missouri roadways safer, but drunk driving accidents are far from a thing of the past. Every day, people traveling Missouri highways continue to sustain serious injuries and die at the hands of drunk drivers.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, Missouri is among the top ten states with the most drunk driving fatalities. Between 2003 and 2012, 3,314 people were killed in Missouri in alcohol-related traffic accidents. The number ...

Do you want 18-year-olds driving 18-wheelers?

Today's trucking industry is facing a driver shortage. According to the trucking lobbying organization, American Trucking Associations, U.S. trucking companies will need to hire 89,000 new drivers a year for the next 10 years to keep up with demand.

One solution that trucking companies are pushing is to lower the legal age limit for over-the-road truckers to 18 years old. The current minimum age for interstate truck drivers is 21.

The limit would ...

The number of people killed in catastrophic trucking accidents in 2015 was the nation's highest in seven years.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released its final report on 2015 traffic deaths. The federal agency reports that fatalities in crashes involving trucks increased 4.4 percent over 2014. In total, 4,067 people were killed in fatal trucking accidents in 2015, which was the most since 2008.

Almost 75 Percent of Truck Accident Deaths Were Occupants of Other ...

There has been much investigation into the influence pharmaceutical companies and their sales reps have with doctors and the care doctors provide patients. Now, medical device manufacturers and their sales reps are under similar scrutiny.

It appears that surgeons are increasingly inviting medical device sales reps with no formal medical training into their operating rooms to help during procedures.

Medical Device Sales Reps Helping with Surgical Implants

Georgetown University Medical ...


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