Posts from October 2018.

What are the leading causes of motor vehicle crashes and what can be done to prevent them? The federal government has some answers.

Earlier this year the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a report that identified dangerous driving behaviors responsible for crashes.  The report, “Countermeasures That Work: A Highway Safety Countermeasure Guide for State Highway Safety Offices, Ninth Edition” also contains recommendations for limiting reckless driving.

Fatal Crashes Caused by Drunk Drivers

In a separate report on U.S. fatal motor vehicle crashes for ...

The number of people killed in truck crashes jumped 16 percent in 2017 over the year prior.  A recent event may point to one cause for this increase.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released its findings for motor vehicle crashes in the United States for 2017.  According to the NHTSA, 37,133 people died in fatal motor vehicle crashes last year, which is a small overall decrease compared to 2016 fatal car, motorcycle and truck crashes.

In 2017, the number of deadly accidents involving all types of motor vehicles – passenger cars, light trucks, motorcycles ...

Prescription drugs that treat high blood pressure and other serious medical conditions may be putting patients taking them at risk for developing cancer.

Valsartan is the generic name of an active ingredient in prescription drugs given to patients to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.  It is included in drugs with brand names such as Exforge, Entresto and Diovan.  Earlier this year the Food and Drug Administration issued warnings regarding medicine containing valsartan as it found evidence of a very dangerous drug contamination.

FDA Recalls over Valsartan Contamination


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