Aug 22

42 Injured in SEPTA Norristown High Speed Line Crash

By Joe Messa

A SEPTA Norristown High Speed Line train crashed into an unoccupied train Tuesday morning at the 69th St. Transportation Center, injuring 42 people. There were 41 passengers on board, plus the operator, when the crash occurred just after midnight. Injured passengers were taken to eight area hospitals by Upper Darby, PA emergency responders. SEPTA officials […]

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Aug 04

Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney signs executive order making police misconduct more transparent to public

By Joe Messa

On Wednesday, Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney announced that Philadelphia will make civilian complaints about police misconduct available to the public online. The mayor signed an executive order to post details, locations, and official findings for all complaints filed against officers. With this measure, the mayor intends to increase public awareness about how seriously the City […]

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Jun 08

NHTSA probes safety of airbag systems in 2012 Jeep Liberty

By Joe Messa

The National Highway Traffice Safety Administration has launched an investigation into multiple complaints regarding front passenger-side airbags in 2012 Jeep Liberties. Forty-four reports from Jeep Liberty owners reference failures of the occupant restraint controller (ORC) system; an airbag warning light remains illuminated, presumably due to a malfunction in the ORC module that manages the front […]

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May 10

White Coat Marketing: More unscrupulous behavior from the pharmaceutical industry

By Joe Messa

Novo Nordisk, a Danish pharmaceutical company focused on manufacturing medicinal treatments for diabetes, obesity, Haemophilia, growth hormone therapy, and hormone replacement therapy, has been accused in a lawsuit filed on behalf of the Federal Government of engaging in a “white coat marketing scheme” to persuade doctors to prescribe three of its diabetes treatments – NovoLog, […]

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May 03

Cinnaminson, NJ woman wins $20M verdict in case against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Ethicon

By Joe Messa

On Friday, April 28th, a Philadelphia jury awarded a $20-million verdict to a South Jersey woman who endured permanent, painful, and life-altering injuries caused by Ethicon pelvic-mesh. The verdict, which includes $2.5 million in compensatory damages and the remaining $17.5 million in punitive damages, was the third of three plaintiff verdicts awarded in three Ethicon […]

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