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  • Biggest Development In Diabetes Treatment in 2015?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 25-Nov-2015

    Given that November is National Diabetes Month, it’s important to discuss critical research in the field. A study published in the prominent journal Nutrition in early 2015 suggests a breakthrough approach to treating and managing diabetes. The article, titled “Dietary carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management: Critical review and evidence base,” ...
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  • Are Hospital Errors Really Becoming Less Common?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 20-Nov-2015

    Given the unbearable costs hospital errors exact on our nation’s sick and injured population every year, it’s sometimes hard to muster optimism. However, a December 2014 report published by the Department of Health and Human Services suggests that medical workers and hospital safety experts may finally be winning the battle – or at least turning the tide. The report said that ...
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  • Compound Pharmaceuticals: A Surprising Effect on Military Budget?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 19-Nov-2015

    Over the past several years, this blog has covered the under-reported but nevertheless widespread dangers associated with compound pharmacies. A new published analysis suggests that compound pharmaceuticals may have cost the military’s Tricare program massively, creating a multi-billion dollar budget hole. Compound pharmacies in theory sound excellent and effective. They merge multiple ...
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  • Seven Thanksgiving Dangers and What to Do About Them

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 19-Nov-2015

    Without sufficient care, Thanksgiving can go up in flames - or down in the history books as that holiday when your uncle fell off the porch and you ruptured your knee trying to help him to the car. Luckily, it's not that difficult to keep a lid on things and ensure that everyone stays safe. An article from the Los Angeles Times offers advice on these seven holiday dangers and what to do about ...
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  • Toyota Announces Recall to Fix Defect in Power Window Switches

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 18-Nov-2015

    Automaker Toyota recently announced that it is recalling 6.5 million vehicles in order to address a problem in the switches that operate the cars' power windows, according to a recent article in the U.S. News & World Report. The defect may cause the window switch to overheat, melt, or even start a fire inside the vehicle. One U.S. driver has already reported suffering a burned hand as a ...
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  • Beware Defective Toys on Black Friday: 6 Warning Signs

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 16-Nov-2015

    Black Friday offers the chance to snag great deals on holiday gifts, including the toys your kids just can't live without. When you toy shop, however, keep your eyes peeled for signs of potential defects, and check for toy recalls with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, just in case. Trying to decide if a toy is safe for the kids on your list? Here are six potential danger signs: 1. ...
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  • Imported Foods Now Subject to New Safety Requirements

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 16-Nov-2015

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner As recently reported by the New York Times, new laws by the Food and Drug Administration now include regulations to prevent importation of contaminated food. The new rules make import companies responsible for monitoring and policing imported foods. In addition, new safety standards will now be applied to American-grown produce. The ...
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  • Air Bag Manufacturer Takata Faces $70 Million Fine for Defective Air Bags

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 15-Nov-2015

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced recently that it has imposed a $70 million fine on airbag manufacturer Takata for producing defective air bag assemblies that have led to eight known deaths, over 100 confirmed injuries, and a recall affecting 19 million U.S. vehicles. The fines could include an additional $130 million if Takata does not comply with the terms of ...
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  • Individual Arbitration Clauses Protect Corporations at the Expense of Employees and Consumers’ Rights

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 13-Nov-2015

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner A recent investigative article by the New York Times reveals alarming facts about many contracts that consumers are forced to sign every day that essentially abolish their rights to fight against unfair and deceitful business practices. Many consumer and employment contracts include a clause that requires the parties to submit their ...
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  • Fall Driving Hazards

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 3-Nov-2015

    Autumn is a great time to go for a ride in the country, but this beautiful season also creates unique driving hazards. The weather, lighting conditions and even other drivers’ behavior [affected by the dimming skies and Daylight Savings Time, which alters circadian rhythms] can all make fall driving surprisingly treacherous. Here are four important hazards and how to navigate them mindfully. ...
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  • What You Need to Know About the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal, Part 2

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 2-Nov-2015

    The unfolding Volkswagen scandal rocked the newswires when the EPA first accused the European automaker of wrongdoing in September, 2015, but VW's alleged practice of fraudulently manipulating vehicle emissions apparently goes back several years. According to reports, the German automaker began installing cheating software in some Clean Diesel models as early as 2008. Researchers from West ...
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