Daily Archives: June 11, 2005

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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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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

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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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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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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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Indiana Woman Alleges Serious Injuries From Transvaginal Mesh Products

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered injuries after receiving transvaginal mesh implants. The lawsuit suit alleges that the transvaginal mesh created an unreasonable risk and directly caused her injuries.

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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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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Long Island, New York Auto Shop

Two men were found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a Holbrook, New York, auto-detailing shop Thursday night, Suffolk County police say.

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STUDY INDICATES PARENTS WTH MAJOR DEPRESSION OR PANIC DISORDERS ARE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE CHILDREN WITH ASTHMA AND OTHER ALLERGY-BASED CONDITIONS

A study of 8,686 biological and 554 nonbiological parent-child pairs conducted by Dr. Ramin Mojtabai of Columbia University (New York) found that children of parents with major depression or panic disorders are more likely to have asthma and other allergy-based … Continue reading

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EXPERIMENTAL DIABETES DRUG APPEARS TO CONTROL BLOOD SUGAR WITHOUT TROUBLESOME SIDE-EFFECTS

Up to now, diabetes medications (insulin sensitizers) have come with certain problematic side effects like weight gain and fluid retention which, in turn, increase the risk of or worsen congestive heart failure. An experimental medication in phase 2 testing, however, … Continue reading

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CITIGROUP WILL PAY $2 BILLION TO SETTLE CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT REGARDING ITS INVOLVEMENT IN THE PRE-COLLAPSE SALE OF ENRON STOCK AND BONDS

Citigroup, Inc. has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit arising out of its involvement in the sale of Enron stock and bonds for $2 billion. The money will be distributed to investors who purchased publicly traded equity and debt securities … Continue reading

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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMISSION (CPSC) AND BUNN-O-MATIC ANNOUNCE THE RECALL OF 1.75 MILLION BUNN HOME COFFEEMAKERS FOR POSSIBLE FIRE HAZARD

On Friday, the CPSC and Bunn-O-Matic Corp. of Springfield, Illinois, announced the recall of approximately 1.75 million Bunn home coffeemakers because the plastic pour-in-bowl and lid can melt or ignite due to an electrical failure, posing a burn and fire … Continue reading

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FLORIDA JURY AWARDS $8 MILLION TO HUSBAND OF WOMAN WHO DIED AS A RESULT OF UNNECESSARY CHEMOTHERAPY

Janet Pandrea had a benign tumor in one lung that could have been easily removed by surgery. Unfortunately, Janet Pandrea is dead. She died as a result of the side effects of chemotherapy she was given to treat cancer she … Continue reading

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NEW STUDY SUGGESTS THAT IBUPROFEN AND OTHER NON-STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES (NSAIDs), WHICH HAD BEEN REGARDED AS SAFE, MAY ALSO BE LINKED TO AN INCREASED RISK OF HEART ATTACK

For the past year, tens of millions of arthritis pain sufferers worldwide have been utterly confused and frustrated by the ever-widening debacle involving the under-disclosed cardiovascular risks of the painkillers they have come to rely on. Now, these victims of … Continue reading

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