Monthly Archives: April 2013

EA Triples Original Payouts In Settlement Of Football Games Class-Action Suit

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If you bought an EA football game — Madden NFL, NCAA Football, or Arena Football — between 2005 and 2012, here’s some good news. Not only are you due a few bucks thanks to a class-action settlement with the reigning two-time Worst Company In America champ, but the dollar amount of the individual payouts to affected consumers have been tripled.

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EA Releasing First Patch For SimCity Today: Mansions For Mayors, Still No Offline Mode

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If you’ve been holding your breath for Electronic Arts (our Worst Company In America 2013, everybody!) to update SimCity with an offline mode, well, keep holding it. The company is releasing a patch today at 4:00 p.m. ET with a few new things and a variety of fixes, but that offline mode players have been wishing and hoping for is nowhere in sight.

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EA Releasing First Patch For SimCity Today: Mansions For Mayors, Still No Offline Mode

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If you’ve been holding your breath for Electronic Arts (our Worst Company In America 2013, everybody!) to update SimCity with an offline mode, well, keep holding it. The company is releasing a patch today at 4:00 p.m. ET with a few new things and a variety of fixes, but that offline mode players have been wishing and hoping for is nowhere in sight.

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FDA Knew Lab Committed Research Fraud, Approved Drug They Tested Anyway

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After the U.S. Food and Drug Administration learned about potentially fraudulent work done on behalf of pharmaceutical companies by a contract research firm in Texas, they didn’t pull the drugs off the market. You might think, though, that they might hold off on approving new drugs based on testing that came from that lab. You would be wrong.

Before they hit the market, generic drugs must undergo testing to show that they’re bioequivalent, which is a fancy way of saying “they do the same thing as the name brand.” Last week, …

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FDA Knew Lab Committed Research Fraud, Approved Drug They Tested Anyway

Reblogged from Consumerist:

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After the U.S. Food and Drug Administration learned about potentially fraudulent work done on behalf of pharmaceutical companies by a contract research firm in Texas, they didn’t pull the drugs off the market. You might think, though, that they might hold off on approving new drugs based on testing that came from that lab. You would be wrong.

Before they hit the market, generic drugs must undergo testing to show that they’re bioequivalent, which is a fancy way of saying “they do the same thing as the name brand.” Last week, …

Read more… 154 more words