The New Rules in Construction Site Safety 2016

The New Rules in Construction Site Safety 2016

The construction industry in New York City is thriving, recording a 300% increase in construction since 2009. Along with it, accidents have increased by 98%. In order to curb the rise in work-related accidents in construction sites, here are the new rules and regulations with regards to safety standards. New Regulations for Construction Superintendent An accident involving a collapsed crawler crane that killed a passerby pushed the NYC mayor and DOB commissioner to revise the law regarding construction superintendents. The…

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Black Market CPAP Industry Thriving in Online Retailers

Black Market CPAP Industry Thriving in Online Retailers

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices are needed to help treat cases of sleep apnea. Its sale usually requires a prescription, and that’s why it’s come as a surprise to to researchers to find that there is a healthy and thriving online industry offering secondhand units at a much cheaper price. According to the study’s coauthor, Dr. Ken M. Kunisaki of the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, although they did not get in touch directly with sellers or consumers,…

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Understanding the Essure Permanent Birth Control Issue

Understanding the Essure Permanent Birth Control Issue

Pharmaceutical giant Bayer is in hot water over their “permanent” birth control product, Essure. This is an implant that was originally approved by the FDA back in 2002, which claims to be an effective and non-invasive alternative to surgical procedure. The Complication As promising as the product seemed to be at that time, the consequent problems from using Essure has now surfaced, with claims that it is not as safe as the manufacturers made it sound to be. Essure has…

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