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September 14, 2023
David Setzkorn
senior vice president workforce absence and disability practice leader
School is back in session: Here’s how employers can prepare for unexpected absences

As we transition from the dog days of summer into the beauty that is fall foliage, many employees are preparing for one of the biggest fall activities in their household: children going back to school. According to a recent article in Employee Benefi…

September 14, 2023 by David Setzkorn, senior vice president workforce absence and disability practice leader
August 08, 2023
Mark Buckingham
recall advisor
Industry groups’ call for corrections to EU’s MDR prompts questions about the need for additional guidelines for products marketed to children

Last month, the European Academy of Paediatrics and 22 other medical associations wrote a letter to the EU Health Commissioner, urging the correction of the new EU Medical Devices Regulation (MDR). They warned that the regulation has led to a shortag…

August 08, 2023 by Mark Buckingham, recall advisor
July 28, 2023
Ryan Gooley
recall consultant
FDA expands list of priority guidance topics for its Foods Program

On July 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) and Office of Food Policy and Response (OFPR) released an updated list of draft and final guidance topics that will be a priority for the …

July 28, 2023 by Ryan Gooley, recall consultant
February 14, 2023
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
U.S. regulatory agencies prioritize child safety in consumer products

Regulators in the United States have been moving especially quickly in the past year to implement new rules to protect children. With 2023 now well underway, companies should expect even more regulatory changes as federal agencies update their langua…

February 14, 2023 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
October 10, 2022
Ryan Gooley
New FDA report sheds light on infant formula crisis

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) came under harsh criticism this past year after a commercial infant shortage formula in the U.S. For months, Congress and parent advocacy groups have been pressuring the agency to investigate why this crisis eru…

October 10, 2022 by Ryan Gooley
April 27, 2022
Jeremy Schutz
director of recall and remediation
Rise in deaths linked to children’s products renews push for safety disclosure law

Following a steady increase in reported deaths caused by faulty children’s products, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is under pressure to act more aggressively in pushing companies to recall products that pose a risk to children and tod…

April 27, 2022 by Jeremy Schutz, director of recall and remediation
October 27, 2017
Dr. Reema Hammoud
AVP, clinical pharmacy
Safety made simple: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Sedgwick routinely reminds clients and colleagues about the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) National Prescription Drug Take Back Days. The next Take Back Day will be this Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. In 2010, the DEA st…

October 27, 2017 by Dr. Reema Hammoud, AVP, clinical pharmacy
May 01, 2017
Jonathan Mast, Director of Social Media
Reading = Opportunity

I can honestly say I don’t recall a time I didn’t have a book in my hand as a child. I once got in trouble in fourth grade for reading a book during math. I am pretty sure it made Mrs. Park’s heart happy that I loved to read so much and, let’s be h…

May 01, 2017 by Jonathan Mast, Director of Social Media
January 27, 2017
Todd J. Squiers, Director, Client Development
Now trending: Paid parental leave

Brian Gifford, PhD, Director of Research for IBI, discusses paid parental leave trends. On January 18, I attended the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) Paid Parental Leave and LOA Regional Event in San Jose, California. The topic of the day was th…

January 27, 2017 by Todd J. Squiers, Director, Client Development
August 12, 2014
Kathleen Shostek
VP Healthcare Risk Management
Pediatric safety strategies in the emergency department

Providing safe care to children and avoiding liability is a top concern for most emergency department (ED) providers and facilities. ED use by children under age six is frequent, accounting for more than 30 million encounters and 24 percent of annu…

August 12, 2014 by Kathleen Shostek, VP Healthcare Risk Management
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