Daily Archives: June 2, 2005

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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FDA Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...

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Actos Side Effects Lawyers Says Whistleblower Revelations Could Boost Bladder Cancer, Heart Failure Lawsuits

An attorney with a prominent personal injury law firm says an Actos whistleblower lawsuit filed earlier this year could strengthen legal claims alleging the type 2 diabetes medication caused some users to develop bladder cancer and heart failure.

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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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DIABETICS FACE INCREASED RISK OF HEART DISEASE FROM AIR POLLUTION

A study of Boston area residents conducted by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health and funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (one of the National Institutes of Health) suggests that diabetics may be at higher … Continue reading

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NEW STUDY IS FIRST TO SUGGEST LINK BETWEEN PAINKILLERS AND INCREASED RISK OF BREAST CANCER

A study published in the released on May 31, in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that long-term use of ibuprofen or aspirin may raise the risk of breast cancer in women. This surprising finding has no biological … Continue reading

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STUDY FINDS CAFFEINATED COLA CAUSES BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS AND IMPAIRS LEARNING ABILITY IN FIRST-GRADERS

In a small but extremely detailed double-blinded study of first grade children, researchers have found caffeinated colas produced an increase in behavior problems while also impairing learning ability as a result of restlessness, hyperactivity, and inattention. These findings were presented … Continue reading

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PRELIMINARY STUDY DEMONSTRATES AN ASSOCIATION BETWEEN ENVIRONMENTALLY RELEASED MERCURY AND THE RATE OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY INCLUDING AUTISM

According to a study about to be published in the journal Health and Place, Texas communities with the highest rates of special education and autism also have the stateís highest levels of environmental mercury. The study correlated Environmental Protection Agency … Continue reading

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DIABETICS FACE INCREASED RISK OF HEART DISEASE FROM AIR POLLUTION

A study of Boston area residents conducted by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health and funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (one of the National Institutes of Health) suggests that diabetics may be at higher … Continue reading

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FOLLOW-UP: FDA CRITICISED FOR DELAY IN ANNOUNCING RECALL OF ALL DRUGS MANUFACTURED BY ABLE LABS

Although the FDA attempted to justify the one week delay in advising the public of the massive drug recall involving all of the drugs manufactured by Able Laboratories as reasonable under the circumstances, many experts as well as consumer groups … Continue reading

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NEW STUDY IS FIRST TO SUGGEST LINK BETWEEN PAINKILLERS AND INCREASED RISK OF BREAST CANCER

A study published in the released on May 31, in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that long-term use of ibuprofen or aspirin may raise the risk of breast cancer in women. This surprising finding has no biological … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News |

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