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Robert Blanchard

Protect Yourself From Investment Scams

Hardly a week goes by without a new media story about financial fraud. Also known as stock, investment and securities fraud, the term covers a wide range of illegal and unethical deceptive practices in which investors – primarily those with […]

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How Volkswagon Got Away With Fraud

According to a recent report from Financial Times, E.U. officials were informed about problems with Volkswagon’s nitrous oxide compliance in February of 2013 – approximately one year after the European Commission made the decision not to provide funding for a […]

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Wage Theft – Employers Stealing Employees’ Pay

How is it that major U.S.-based fast-food franchises operating in Western European countries pay employees the equivalent of $20 an hour and provide full benefits, while in their home country, they pay less than half that – with no benefits? Recently, […]

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Drug Companies Run the U.S. Government

President Obama Nominates Drug Company Insider to Head FDA. President Obama’s recent nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is Robert Califf. Mr. Califf has received huge consulting fees from large pharmaceutical corporations to push their agenda. Worse than […]

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Invokana and Osteoporosis

In addition to kidney damage, ketoacidosis and heart attacks, it turns out that canagliflozin – sold under the brand names Invokana and Invokamet – increases the risks of osteoporosis, or loss of bone density. See Full Article Here

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Xarelto Lawsuits – The Numbers Are Growing

Rivaroxaban, better known as Xarelto®, has been associated with hundreds of adverse events involving fatal and near-fatal hemorrhaging since it received FDA approval in 2011. Within three years of its arrival on pharmacy shelves, the number of injuries due to […]

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The Many Faces of Nursing Home Neglect

Abuse of the elderly takes many forms. Horror stories of beatings, starvation, neglect, verbal and physical abuse and financial fraud against seniors seem to be more common these days. As the general population grows older, the problem is likely to get […]

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Puerto Rico Bonds – UBS Needs Bailout

It’s beginning to look like the taxpayers may once again have to foot the bill for another bailout. This time, it involves the Puerto Rico bond fraud scandal, in which financial institutions such as UBS and Santander pushed these high-risk […]

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Taking Away Your Right – Florida Politicians Go Too Far

Stripping away the legal rights of those injured by medical malpractice has long been the agenda of the Republican party. In Florida, even a conservative state appellate court has now ruled that they went too far. See the article here. Despite […]

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Invokana and Heart Attacks

Many have now heard about the increased risk of ketoacidosis with the diabetic medication Invokana. A recent article [click here] shows that heart attacks may also be a danger posed by the medication for some patients. His [Dr. Sidney Wolfe] […]