Daily Archives: June 9, 2005

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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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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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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Issue Call for Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

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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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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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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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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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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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RESEARCHERS FIND THAT SLEEP APNEA MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF DEVELOPING LIVER DISEASE

In a study of 163 nondrinking patients evaluated in a sleep disorder clinic, researchers found that approximately 33% of those with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) had elevated liver enzymes. Dr. Lawrence Serfaty of Hopital Saint-Antoine (Paris) who led the … Continue reading

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STUDY SUGGESTS THAT DEPRESSION IN YOUNG ADULTS INCREASES THEIR RISK OF DEVELOPING TYPE 2 DIABETES

A study of 32,257 people between 20 and 50 years of age with type 2 diabetes indicates that patients with newly diagnosed diabetes were more likely to have a history of depression (4.9%) than those without diabetes (3.8%). This finding … Continue reading

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HERB USED BY AMERICAN INDIANS FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS MAY PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE THERAPY FOR MENOPAUSE

Since 2002 there has been a serious ongoing debate over the potential risk of breast cancer associated with hormone replacement therapy (HRT). This scare has driven many women to seek out effective alternative menopausal therapies including untested herbal remedies. As … Continue reading

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COMBINATION OF TWO DRUGS PRESERVES FERTILITY IN YOUNG WOMEN UNDERGOING CHEMOTHERAPY

Chemotherapy (especially high-dose) can damage the ovaries and, in many cases, cause permanent infertility. In a recent test, however, a combination of two drugs, taken as little as 96 hours before the commencement of chemotherapy, protected ovaries from its toxic … Continue reading

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WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL, WHO ONCE LOBBIED FOR THE OIL INDUSTRY, REPEATED EDITED GOVERNMENT CLIMATE REPORTS TO PLAY DOWN LINKS BETWEEN GREENHOUSE GASES AND GLOBAL WARNING

In what many observers see as a policy driven intervention by the government that places politics above science a White House official who was once the oil industryís point man in its fight against limits on greenhouse gases has repeatedly … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY FOR TOBACCO INDUSTRY AS JUSTICE DEPARTMENT INEXPLICABLY REDUCES DAMAGE DEMAND BY OVER 92% IN CIVIL RACKETEERING CASE

The battle lines were drawn. The heavy artillery was in place. The enemy was cowering in fear. But, when the big guns opened fire; all anyone heard was a whimper; all anyone saw was a small puff of smoke. Sounds … Continue reading

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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMISSION (CPSC) ANNOUNCES THE RECALL OF 116,000 PORTABLE DVD PLAYER BATTERY PACKS WHICH MAY EXPLODE WHILE BEING RECHARGED

On Wednesday, the CPSC announced the recall of approximately 116,000 portable DVD battery packs which can overheat and explode while being recharged thereby posing a burn and fire hazard to consumers. The battery packs were manufactured in China by Mintek … Continue reading

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