In June 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that the use of Actos over an extended period of time may cause bladder cancer. Use of the dangerous & defective drug was discontinued in France and Germany, but not in the United States.
For only the third time in almost 50 years, Tennessee motor vehicle accidents resulted in less than 1000 fatalities, according to preliminary statistics from the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security. Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Tracy Trott said of the 2011 stats, "One life lost is one too many, but we are encouraged by last year's fatality results and will continue to make every effort to ensure the public's safety on Tennessee roadways."
Earlier this week, a hearing-impaired Memphis student was involved in a motor vehicle accident on his way to school. After a Memphis school bus driver turned on the bus' red lights and put out the stop arm, the 13-year-old student walked over to board the bus. Before getting safely aboard, the student was struck by the distracted driver of a Jeep Cherokee, resulting in head injuries that sent the student to the hospital for treatment.
Fifty passengers on board a Greyhound bus traveling through Oklahoma City en route to Memphis were surprised when the bus they were riding on collided with a street sweeper. Twelve of the Greyhound passengers were taken to the hospital for treatment as well as the bus and street sweeper drivers. A second Greyhound driver took over the remaining route, driving through the night to get the remaining travelers back to Memphis.