Daily Archives: June 13, 2005

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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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Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

A proposed study would examine the health effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on the people living closest to active natural gas wells.

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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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Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from TheHeart.org. An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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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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Government Penalizes 721 Hospitals for High Rates of Infections, Injuries

Medicare is reducing payments to 721 hospitals, one out of every seven hospitals in the nation, for having high rates of “hospital-acquired” conditions (HAC.

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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LABORATORY BREAKTHROUGH OPENS DOOR TO POSSIBILITY OF DEVELOPING DRUGS AND VACCINE TO FIGHT HEPATITIS C

As we have previously reported, hepatitis C is a particularly nasty virus for two reasons. The first is that it is the leading cause of chronic liver disease and liver transplants and complications related to the virus cause between 8,000 … Continue reading

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COMBINATION WEIGHT LOSS AND DIABETES DRUG, NOW IN LATE-STAGE TESTING, SHOWS PROMISE

Two of the biggest health problems in American today are diabetes and obesity. In fact, millions of people are afflicted with both diseases and are required to take different medications for each of them. The combination of the two diseases … Continue reading

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WIDOW SETTLES NORTH CAROLINA FLESH-EATING INFECTION CASE FOR $2.3 MILLION

After a car ran into a utility pole, Ronald Dyson tried to be a Good Samaritan by pulling his car off the road and going to the aid of the other driver. For his efforts, Mr. Dyson died a protracted … Continue reading

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STUDY FINDS NEWBORNS ARE HEALTHIER WHEN MOTHERSí GESTATIONAL DIABETES IS TREATED AGGRESSIVELY

Gestational (pregnancy-related) diabetes affects between 2% and 9% of all pregnant women. In the United States, however, increasing obesity rates are adding to that percentage. The disease may develop in mid-pregnancy and then disappear but it does leave the woman … Continue reading

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WIDOW SETTLES NORTH CAROLINA FLESH-EATING INFECTION CASE FOR $2.3 MILLION

After a car ran into a utility pole, Ronald Dyson tried to be a Good Samaritan by pulling his car off the road and going to the aid of the other driver. For his efforts, Mr. Dyson died a protracted … Continue reading

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DEL PHARMACEUTICALS ANNOUNCES RECALL OF ORAJEL TODDLER YELLOW MANUAL TOOTHBRUSH BECAUSE OF CHOKING HAZARD

Despite the fact that this product was thoroughly tested before marketing began in August 2004, Del Pharmaceuticals has determined that the toothbrush head can break off under certain use conditions thereby posing a choking hazard to young children. The decision … Continue reading

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