Medicines were tainted with pesticides in sloppy drug facility, FDA warns | Ars Technica

A drug manufacturer used the same uncleaned equipment to make pesticides as it did several human drugs, according to a warning letter released by the Food and Drug Administration. The result was that at least two medicines were contaminated with pesticides, the agency noted.The FDA’s sternly worded letter charged that drug manufacturer Product Quest MFG, LLC of Daytona Beach, Florida, and its manufacturing facility, Ei LLC in Kannapolis, North Carolina, committed “significant violations.” It also noted that the firm’s response to the problems so far were “inadequate” and that its investigations into the extent of the problems were “not thorough and scientifically sound.” The agency levied legal threats if the issues weren’t fixed pronto.

Source: Medicines were tainted with pesticides in sloppy drug facility, FDA warns | Ars Technica

Stem cell clinics that blinded women used smallpox vaccine go to war with feds | Ars Technica


As promised, FDA got DOJ to crackdown on shady, dangerous stem cell clinics

Source: Stem cell clinics that blinded women used smallpox vaccine go to war with feds | Ars Technica

Psychiatrist Sues A Bunch Of Redditors For Criticizing His Therapy Services | Techdirt


For reasons only known to the plaintiff, an American psychiatrist offering unlicensed services in Japan is suing a whole bunch of Redditors for defamation. The underlying reason for this lawsuit is obvious: searches for Dr. Douglas Berger or psychiatrists in Japan tend to return lots of links presumably owned by Dr. Berger, but more prominently, a bunch of warnings from Redditors at Japan-focused subreddits to steer clear of his psychiatric services.

Source: Psychiatrist Sues A Bunch Of Redditors For Criticizing His Therapy Services | Techdirt

Florida Utilities Lobbied To Make It Illegal For Solar Users To Use Panels In Wake Of Hurricanes, Outages | Techdirt

“FPL’s lobbying wing has fought hard against letting Floridians power their own homes with solar panels. Thanks to power-company rules, it’s impossible across Florida to simply buy a solar panel and power your individual home with it. You are instead legally mandated to connect your panels to your local electric grid. More egregious, FPL mandates that if the power goes out, your solar-power system must power down along with the rest of the grid, robbing potentially needy people of power during major outages.

Source: Florida Utilities Lobbied To Make It Illegal For Solar Users To Use Panels In Wake Of Hurricanes, Outages | Techdirt

Florida Sheriff Plans To Use Hurricane Irma To Bump Up Arrest Numbers, Fill His Jail | Techdirt

Sheriff Grady Judd of Polk County, Florida, spent most of Wednesday morning letting America know what an awful person he is. With Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida, Judd helpfully suggested sex offenders or those with outstanding warrants would be better off lashing themselves to a nearby tree rather than seeking shelter.

Source: Florida Sheriff Plans To Use Hurricane Irma To Bump Up Arrest Numbers, Fill His Jail | Techdirt

Malibu Media trolling put on life support while X-Art owners are selling their house


Marisol Malibu: an illegal porn production capital of Ventura County 11802 Ellice Street, Malibu, CA 90265. The showcase property of the posh Marisol Malibu community, located in unincorporated Ven…

Source: Malibu Media trolling put on life support while X-Art owners are selling their house

Florida Attorney General Endorses Trump After Taking His Money and Backing Off Trump University Investigation


Pam Bondi’s bigger favor to Trump may have been her 2013 decision not to investigate Trump’s for-profit education chain after he made a big donation to her re-election campaign.

Source: Florida Attorney General Endorses Trump After Taking His Money and Backing Off Trump University Investigation

Ex-Disney IT workers sue after being asked to train their own H-1B replacements | Ars Technica


Anger at Disney over last year’s hiring of foreign IT workers won’t relent.

Source: Ex-Disney IT workers sue after being asked to train their own H-1B replacements | Ars Technica

Secret source code pronounces you guilty as charged [Updated] | Ars Technica

When a computer “spits out something, you’d like to know how it did it.”

Source: Secret source code pronounces you guilty as charged [Updated] | Ars Technica