Daily Archives: June 2, 2005

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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution

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The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Geodon the antipsychotic drug can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction

Geodon can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction, FDA Warns

The FDA has required a new warning label for the antipsychotic drug Geodon (ziprasidone) to include the risk of a potentially fatal skin reaction.

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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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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

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