Daily Archives: June 5, 2005

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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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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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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 Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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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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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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FIVE-YEAR STUDY SUGGESTS VITAMIN E-RELATED COMPOUND MAY KILL CANCER CELLS CAUSED BY ASBESTOS RELATED MESOTHELIOMA

Mesothelioma is a highly aggressive cancer found in the lining of the chest, the abdominal cavity, and area around the heart. It is primarily caused by exposure to airborne asbestos particles and has a latency period of between 30 and … Continue reading

Posted in Asbestos, Health Concerns |

HEALTH INSURERS WIN $12 MILLION VERDICT IN FEDERAL COURT ACTION AGAINST MYLAN LABORATORIES FOR INFLATING GENERIC DRUG PRICES

Mylan Laboratories, Inc. is no stranger to legal problems. On November 29, 2000 the Federal Trade Commission approved a $100 million settlement with Mylan Laboratories (the largest monetary settlement in Commission history) to be paid into a fund for distribution … Continue reading

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HEALTH COSTS CONNECTED WITH OBESITY NOW EXCEED THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH ILLNESSES CAUSED BY SMOKING, DRINKING, AND AGING

The 14th European Congress on Obesity has presented research that the medical consequences of obesity have now become a global problem in terms of increased healthcare costs. In fact, those costs now exceed expenditures for illnesses related to smoking, drinking, … Continue reading

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WOMEN WHO SMOKE OR HAVE LONG-TERM EXPOSURE TO SECONDHAND SMOKE ARE MORE THAN TWICE AS LIKELY TO DEVELOP BREAST CANCER

A Canadian study published in the International Journal of Cancer claims that women who smoke, or who have long-term exposure to secondhand smoke, have more than twice the risk of developing breast cancer in their childbearing years. Although a link … Continue reading

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BRITISH STUDY FINDS SMOKING INCREASES RISK OF AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION (AND SUBSEQUENT BLINDNESS) IN OLDER ADULTS

Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in the elderly. Now, a study published in the may issue of the British Journal of Ophthalmology has found clinical evidence that smokers are twice as likely to develop … Continue reading

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THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND HOME SHOPPING NETWORK ANNOUNCE RECALL OF WELBILT ELECTRONIC PRESSURE COOKERS

The CPSC has warned consumers to discontinue using their Welbilt Electronic Pressure Cookers immediately. The 3,500 units were manufactured in Korea by DRECO, Ltd. under model number PC501 and were sold by HSN LP (Home Shopping Network) of St. Petersburg, … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

FDA ISSUES WARNING CONCERNING POSSIBLE ABUSE OF DEXTROMETHORPHAN (DXM), AN INGREDIENT IN MANY OVER THE COUNTER COUGH AND COLD REMEDIES, WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE RECENT DEATHS OF FIVE TEENAGERS

This important warning was released by the FDA on May 20 (before newsinferno.com began publishing online news). However, the danger involved is so serious we wish to take this opportunity to remind the public of this potential hazard. DXM is … Continue reading

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STUDY SUGGESTS THAT DISEASES CAUSED BY SOME TOXINS MAY BE PASSED DOWN THROUGH SEVERAL GENERATIONS

In studies involving the drug diethylstilbestrol (DES), the scientific community was compelled to acknowledge the very real possibility that toxic exposure could have trans-generational effects. DES was a synthetic estrogen, manufactured by a number of pharmaceutical companies between the 1940s … Continue reading

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