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The Effects of Elmiron on Vision

Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium) is an oral prescription drug used by patients with interstitial cystitis to prevent and treat bladder pain and discomfort. Manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the medication was originally approved for sale in 1996. It is the only drug that is FDA-approved to treat bladder pain associated with…

Traumatic Brain Injuries and the Potential Long-Term Effects

Traumatic brain injury is a national epidemic. The Centers for Disease Control states that every 21 seconds, somebody in the U.S. sustains a traumatic brain injury. This equates to 4,100 people each day, or 1.7 million each year. For 52,000 people, the injuries sustained prove to be fatal, and for…

Hernia Mesh Lawsuits: What You Need to Know

Hernia mesh lawsuits are lawsuits filed against a surgical mesh manufacturer by people who had hernia mesh implanted and are now suffering serious injuries as a result. Currently, there are more than 17,000 lawsuits pending against hernia mesh manufacturers in courts across the country. What is a hernia? A hernia…

FMCSA Shuts Down Thousands of Truck Drivers for Service Violations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration oversees the trucking industry. Part of the Federal Highway Administration, the FMCSA is the lead government agency responsible for preventing truck accidents by regulating commercial motor vehicles and investigating violations. Unfortunately, the FMCSA found thousands of vehicles and drivers to be in violation of…

wrong way crashes accidents

Wrong way car accidents are extremely dangerous and often deadly as the result if often a head-on collision. Unfortunately, safety experts believe that this problem has gotten worse in recent years, especially in the Lone Star state. While Texas was found to lead the country in wrong way crashes, unfortunately,…

fatal crane accident houston beaumont

The identities of the victims of last night’s fatal crane accident in Beaumont have been confirmed. The driver was 37-year-old Sarfaraz Karowadia, and his passenger was 42-year-old Altaf Kasowadia. The men, both of whom were from Friendswood, were driving westbound on I-10 on Thursday when the pickup truck they were…

supersized pickup trucks

The onset of modern technology has disrupted the automotive world, with vehicles offering more safety and luxury features than ever before. But one major trend is concerning—the uptick in pickup trucks on the road. Even more alarming, not only are pickup trucks increasing in popularity—they’re increasing in size as well….

The Dangers of Seat Back Collapse Accidents

A CBS investigation has found that an out-of-date government safety standard is putting drivers and their families in danger. In their six-year study, they identified over 100 people who were either severely or fatally injured by seat back failures. Vehicle front seats—particularly, the seat backs—can collapse in rear-end accidents, pitching…

Most Common Out-of-Service Violations Found By The CVSA

Each year, The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance hosts an International Roadcheck, a 3-day inspection event that works to discover out-of-service violations and remove unsafe trucks and 18-wheelers from the roads. The date for this year’s International Roadcheck has been set for May 4-6, 2021. The inspection process varies regionally, though…

Urban Researchers Call Upon Federal Government to Give Cities Greater Say on Infrastructure Spending and Reform

With the new administration should come a new federal infrastructure package, complete with a thorough consultation and complete reform of the American infrastructure system, according to a report released by the Kinder Institute. The report was co-authored by William Fulton and Henry Cisneros. Fulton is the director of Rice University’s…