Football players have a reputation for being tough: they take repeated blows to their heads and bodies throughout a game and stay out on the field as long as they possibly can. While more is being understood about how brain injuries affect today's players, it's the athletes of yesterday who are falling victim to repeated such injuries -- felling even the toughest of ex-players.
In California, unsafe products are around us all the time, whether or not we know it. From a faulty car seat to mislabeled food to choking hazards for kids, the potential for danger is high. But one product many people never thought might be hazardous is now being called into question: lipstick.
As we wrote about on this blog a couple of months ago, a California law placing added emphasis on concussion awareness in school-sponsored athletics was about to go into effect. The law was created to make the diagnosis and treatment of concussions more immediate. Now that it has been put into practice, those involved with youth sports say that the law brought to the fore some issues that may not have been anticipated when it was being written.
It is not an unreasonable expectation that prescription medicine prescribed in California or anywhere in the United States is safe and effective. While this is true the vast majority of the time, on occasion a mislabeled or unsafe product might end up in the hands of consumers, and depending on the mistake, it could lead to dangerous consequences.