Below are Ring of Fire’s top stories from the past week.

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Texas Drought - Fracking

Texas Fracking Dustbowl

The chickens have come home to roost as fracking has burned Texas to a crisp. They forgot you need water to live. In the town of Barnhart, Texas, residents are realizing the devastating impacts of hydraulic fracturing. The town has run out of water. … Read more.


FDA Warns of Rare Serious Skin Reactions from Acetaminophen in Tylenol

Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning regarding the risks of rare and potentially fatal skin reactions linked to the acetaminophen found in brand-name Tylenol and other over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers. The FDA discovered a link between acetaminophen found in the popular pain reliever to Steven-Johnson Syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). Both serious skin reactions require hospitalization and, if left untreated, can be fatal. … Read more.


Asiana Airlines Denies Responsibility for Flight 214

Asiana Airlines, the company whose plane crashed while landing at the San Francisco International Airport last month, has denied all responsibility for the crash that killed three people and injured hundreds more. The airline also said the it was going to pay the passengers $10,000 each. … Read more.

David Vitter

David Witter Calls Supporters of Affordable Care Act Freeloaders

Senator David Vitter (R-LA) is making news again with his comments at an East Baton Rouge Parish town hall meeting on Thursday. During a discussion on the Affordable Care Act, Vitter accused Americans in favor of the Affordable Care Act of being leeches on the government, and said he would support a federal government shutdown rather than agree to pay for Obamacare. … Read more.


Popular Coagulant Medication Could Be Linked to Heart Attacks

Recent rumblings within the medical community reveal that there could be a tainted batch of medication commonly used during surgical procedures that is causing patients’ hearts to stop after surgery. … Read more.


Missouri “Cowboy Club” Perpetuates Racism and Bad Taste

Union-Owned Bank to Expand National Presence

Lipitor Linked to Development of Type 2 Diabetes

Joshua is a writer and researcher with Ring of Fire. Follow him on Twitter @Joshual33.