Daily Archives: June 8, 2005

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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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Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

E. District of Missouri denied motion to dismiss conspiracy claims. Lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to misrepresent true dangers with use of talcum powder.

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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...
E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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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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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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FDA APPROVES FIRST HOME ACNE TREATMENT DEVICE

The FDA has approved the first handheld, portable electronic medical device that is clinically proven to make acne blemishes disappear or fade quickly. In an FDA-reviewed, clinical trial, 90% of the blemishes treated with the device known as Zeno disappeared … Continue reading

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PURDUE PHARMA LOSES PATENT ON OXYCONTIN AS A RESULT OF DELIBERATELY MISLEADING THE GOVERNMENT

On Tuesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Washington D.C. Circuit found, that in order to obtain patent protection for its potent painkiller OxyContin, Purdue Pharma had intentionally deceived officials of the United States Patent Office. The Court … Continue reading

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REPORT FINDS DRUG-RESISTANT STRAIN OF TUBERCULOSIS IS BEING IMPORTED INTO THE U.S. BY IMMIGRANTS

In the past, the groups at greatest risk of developing multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) included HIV patients, prisoners, and the homeless. Today, however, it is more likely that new cases of the resistant form of the potentially deadly disease will … Continue reading

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PREGNANCY AND BIRTH FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL OVARY TISSUE TRANSPLANT OFFERS NEW HOPE TO INFERTILE WOMEN

Stephanie Yerber became infertile after going through premature menopause at age 14. Her identical twin sister, Melanie had no such problems and eventually married and had three children. For 10 years, Stephanie had no periods and her ovaries did not … Continue reading

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LAWSUIT CHARGES GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED TO PROTECT CHILDREN OF FARMWORKERS FROM EFFECTS OF PESTICIDES

A lawsuit filed Tuesday by the United Farm Workers of America, the Pesticide Action Network, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and others claims the government has failed to protect the children of farmworkers from the harmful effects of pesticides. Of … Continue reading

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