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Paul Kiesel

Ignorance meets Incompetence: The Criminal Trial of Ernest Nelson, UCLA Body Broker

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Paul Kiesel

Lax Oversight Forces Metrolink to Hire Own Crews

From the Los Angeles Times: In the latest fallout from last year’s Metrolink disaster, the Southern California commuter rail agency could begin directly hiring and managing its engineers and conductors next year, taking full responsibility [...]
Paul Kiesel

Sexual Abuse of Children was 'Endemic' and Covered Up by the Clergy in Ireland

From Bloomberg: May 20 (Bloomberg) — Sexual abuse of children in Irish state and church-run institutions for boys was “endemic” and covered up by the clergy, according to a commission’s report. “The recidivist nature [...]
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WSJ: New Study Spurs Concern About Chemical in IV Bags

From The Wall Street Journal: Hospital IVs are ubiquitous. But what are the bags made of? Cyclohexanone, a chemical that can leach from many plastic medical devices — including most intravenous bags and tubing — impairs rats’ [...]
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Hundreds of Children Beaten, Sexually Abused and "Terrorized" for Decades at Catholic-run Schools in Ireland

From the Los Angeles Times: Reporting from London — Boys and girls were beaten, sexually abused and emotionally terrorized for decades in workhouse-style schools run by Ireland’s Catholic Church, in which a "culture of silence" [...]
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Ernest Nelson Found Guilty in UCLA Body-Parts Program Scandal

SEE BOLD CAPS FOR EDITORIAL COMMENTS From the Los Angeles Times: A businessman accused of selling body parts from corpses donated to UCLA medical school in a scandal that tarnished the reputation of the university’s willed body program [...]
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Message to Notre Dame Response Group: President Obama's the Least of Your Worries

A group of students — a very small group of students — from Notre Dame University made a short movie trailer (a la Hollywood-summer-blockbuster trailers) in an attempt to rally support around their cause and what appears to be the [...]
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Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's Proposed Budget Cuts Include Skimping on Ethics

From the Los Angeles Times: There’s more to public safety than police and fire protection. A safe city also is one that makes an effort to shield its people from the corrosive influences of sleazy politics, cronyism and corruption. That’s [...]
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FDA: Limited Authority Over Dietary Supplements Prevents Agency from Protecting Public

I came across the article below today while searching for more Hydroxycut-related news and seeing if there were any further developments since last week’s recall by the FDA. Essentially the article, dated March 2, 2009, accurately predicted [...]
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FDA Slaps Botox with 'Black Box' Warning

From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Prompted by reports of serious adverse events, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that safety label changes, including a boxed warning, and a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy [...]