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In November 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) under the U.S. Department of Labor released statistics on employer-reported workplace injuries and illnesses in 2019. BLS Report Highlights: The private sector reported 888,220 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses resulting in days away from work. Manufacturing accounted for 15% of all private industry nonfatal injuries and…

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Ranitidine (Zantac) FDA Findings On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that all ranitidine (Zantac) products be pulled from the market immediately. The FDA discovered that a probable human carcinogen, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), increases within Zantac over time, especially if stored in higher than room temperature areas. In fact, the FDA…

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As the COVID toll climbs, sick workers and families of the dead face another daunting burden: fighting for benefits from workers’ compensation systems that, in some states, are stacked against them. In interviews with lawyers and families across the nation, KHN found that health care workers ― including nurses’ aides, physician assistants and maintenance workers…

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