Monthly Archives: October 2012

Hurricane Sandy “If you can fix it with money it is not a problem”

I want to thank all of my friends for your kind words . Rough couple of days here in NJ. Everyone we know is safe. Extensive property damage. Beach house was in harm's way. As I tell my family “if you can fix it with money it is not a problem.”

I am so thankful for my caring and supportive friends.

Above is Main Street in Beach Haven.

Report Exposes the Top 10 Ways the U.S. Chamber Hurts Americans

  New web feature highlights actions taken by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at the expense of American consumers, taxpayers, businesses Washington, D.C. —As the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) holds its annual policy parade on how to eliminate Americans’ rights, the American Association for Justice (AAJ) details the top 10 most notoriousContinue Reading

Product Recalls & Health Alerts

Schools told to discard Smucker’s Uncrustables over salmonella concern. The AP (10/19) reports Federal and state officials have asked “school lunch programs” to discard any Smucker’s Uncrustables sandwiches because they “might contain peanut butter” produced by Portales, New Mexico-based Sunland Inc., which the FDA placed under recall “because of potential salmonella contamination.” USDA spokesperson AlynContinue Reading

FDA Recalls & Product Safety

    FDA warns misusing opiate painkiller could cause TTP. Reuters (10/12) (10/12) reports that the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday issued a safety alert, warning that abusing Endo Pharmaceuticals’ pain treatment, Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride extended-release tablets), which is administered orally, by injecting intravenously, could result in a severe, sometimes fatal, blood disorder.Continue Reading

Criminal Investigators Raid Pharmacy Tied to Meningitis Outbreak

Media coverage on a visit to New England Compounding Center by agents from the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations on Tuesday was speculative, suggesting the move was related either to unapproved drugs or to controlled substances at the facility in Framingham, Massachusetts.         The CBS Evening News (10/16, story 11, 0:30, Pelley) reported, “In MassachusettsContinue Reading

How Can We Pass Laws Intended to Disenfranchise Voters?

Laws have been passed in a number of states that many people believe are not for rooting out fraud but for rooting out eligible voters. One Judge had the guts to say not under my watch. The Washington Post (10/3, Barnes) reports that “a Pennsylvania judge Tuesday ordered state officials not to enforce the commonwealth’sContinue Reading