Daily Archives: June 12, 2005

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Pradaxa Associated with more Complications than Warfarin, According to Early Study Findings

Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.

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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine Life-Threatening in Children

Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine can be Life-Threatening in Children, Study Finds

A new study published in Pediatrics suggests that morphine can result in life-threatening respiratory problems when given to children after a tonsillectomy.

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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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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Continue, New Complaint Filed by Tennessee Resident

Actos bladder cancer lawsuits continue, with a new complaint filed by a resident of Tennessee. The national law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, represents the Tennessee man who alleges that Actos caused his bladder cancer.

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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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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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THE POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS EFFECTS OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE TO CHEMICALS IS THE SUBJECT OF INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE CONFERENCE THIS WEEK

An international scientific conference, Occupational and Environmental Exposures of Skin to Chemicals-2005, is taking place this week in Stockholm, Sweden. More than 200 participants from around the world will discuss skin exposure to toxic, irritant, and allergenic chemicals in the … Continue reading

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MOSQUITO-KILLING FUNGI (HARMLESS TO HUMANS AND THE ENVIRONMENT) SEEN AS POTENTIALLY IMPORTANT WEAPONS IN GLOBAL BATTLE AGAINST MALARIA

Malaria kills over 1,000,000 people worldwide each year with the heaviest toll among pregnant women and children under five. Despite more effective drugs and better mosquito nets, the problem is not getting any better due to bureaucratic delays and health … Continue reading

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EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENT STRATEGY PROVES EFFECTIVE IN ATTACKING DRUG-RESISTANT MULTIPLE MYELOMA CELLS

Multiple myeloma is a deadly blood cancer that killed an estimated 11,000 Americans in 2004. It is also resistant to certain important cancer drugs. That may be changing, however, as a result of research being done at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. … Continue reading

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CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC) FINDS DROP IN THE RATE OF HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS OF DIABETICS FOR POTENTIALLY PREVENTABLE REASONS BETWEEN 1994 AND 2002

Research from the CDC found, that in the eight years from 1994 to 2002, the rate of diabetics being admitted to the hospital for potentially preventable reasons fell by 35%. The data was presented at a meeting of the American … Continue reading

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ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH SETTLES 19 PENDING SEXUAL ABUSE CASES IN SAN FRANCISCO AND SEATTLE FOR $22.9 MILLION

Still plagued by scores of sexual abuse cases and the negative publicity they generate, the Roman Catholic Church has settled 15 cases in the Archdiocese of San Francisco for $21.2 million and 4 cases in the Archdiocese of Seattle for … Continue reading

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