Monthly Archives: June 2005

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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine Life-Threatening in Children

Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine can be Life-Threatening in Children, Study Finds

A new study published in Pediatrics suggests that morphine can result in life-threatening respiratory problems when given to children after a tonsillectomy.

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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

The NYS attorney general’s office has accused four national retailers of selling fraudulent dietary supplements.

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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC), LG ELECTRONICS AND SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF 20,000 REFRIGERATORS FOR POTENTIAL FIRE HAZARD

The CPSC, in cooperation with LG Electronics Inc. (of Lincolnshire, Illinois) and Sears, Roebuck and Co. (of Hoffman Estates, Illinois) have announced a voluntary recall to retrofit 20,000 LG and Kenmore Elite® Trio™ Three-Door Refrigerators manufactured in Korea. Consumers should … Continue reading

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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) SIGNS COOPERATIVE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH CANADA TO IMPROVE SAFETY OF CONSUMER PRODUCTS IN BOTH COUNTRIES

The CPSC has announced an agreement (pdf) with the Canadian government aimed at further improving consumer safety and making both the United States and Canadian marketplaces among the safest in the world. This agreement is also part of the “Security … Continue reading

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IOWA MAN SUES FORD, TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, AND DUPONT CLAIMING FAULTY ELECTRICAL SWITCH CAUSED FIRE THAT KILLED HIS WIFE AND BURNED DOWN HIS HOME

After calling 911, 74-year-old Darletta Mohlis died attempting to escape from her burning house. Now, her three children and husband, Earl, are suing the Ford Motor Company in a wrongful death action claiming a faulty cruise-control deactivation switch on Mr. … Continue reading

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WARNING LABELS FOR RITALIN AND CONCERTA TO BE STRENGTHENED BY FDA IN RESPONSE TO REPORTS OF ADVERSE PSYCHIATRIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SIDE-EFFECTS

Methylphenidates (generic) are a class of drugs used in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The most common forms of the drug are Ritalin (made by Novartis) and the long-acting version known as Concerta (made by Johnson & … Continue reading

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JUSTICE DEPARTMENT MAKES IT OFFICIAL ñ THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL ONLY SEEK A TOTAL OF $14 BILLION IN DAMAGES IN ITS CIVIL RACKETEERING CASE AGAINST THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY

Amid great speculation and controversy as to its underlying motivations, the Justice Department has filed its formal damage request motion in its civil racketeering case against the tobacco industry. The $10 billion for a five-year stop-smoking program and a ten-year … Continue reading

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HEALTH ADVOCACY GROUP FILES CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS CLAIMING DAIRY INDUSTRYíS WEIGHT-LOSS CLAIM AND THE MULTIMILLION DOLLAR MARKETING CAMPAIGN PROMOTING IT ARE FALSE AND MISLEADING

Only two weeks ago, newsinferno.com covered the story involving the study of 12,829 children aged 9 to 14 conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard University, and published in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, which found … Continue reading

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THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) ISSUES ITS ANNUAL WARNING CONCERNING 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS AS WELL AS THE RESULTS OF ITS OWN STUDY RELATING TO FIREWORKS RELATED INJURIES

As a public service, newsinferno.com is presenting the substance of Tuesday’s special report from the CPSC with respect to the dangers of fireworks. We hope the information will help make this 4th of July holiday safer for all and especially … Continue reading

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) INDEPENDENT REVIEW BOARD SEES CANCER RISK ASSOCIATED WITH TEFLON MANUFACTURING CHEMICAL AS BEING MORE SERIOUS THAN INDICATED IN EARLIER EPA REPORT

Earlier this year, the EPA released a draft assessment of a chemical used in the production of Teflon which, based on animal studies, found “suggestive evidence” that the substance may be a human carcinogen.For the past two years, there has … Continue reading

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EXPERT INDICATES THAT A GROWING NUMBER OF PREADOLESCENT GIRLS NOW ENGAGE IN DIETING AND OTHER BODY-CONSCIOUS BEHAVIORS AND MAY BE AT RISK FOR DEVELOPING SERIOUS EATING DISORDERS

Dr. Terry Bravender, assistant professor of pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, and medical director of Duke Eating Disorder Program, sees an alarming trend with respect to the eating habits and concerns about body image in … Continue reading

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NEWLY APPROVED TEST IDENTIFIES PATIENTS AT RISK FOR IMPENDING ìMAJOR ADVERSE CARDIAC EVENTSî

On May 10, the FDA approved an application by Prognostix, Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio, to market (to doctors) a test kit known as the CardioMPO which, in clinical trials, proved quite accurate in predicting which patients were at risk to … Continue reading

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