Daily Archives: June 14, 2005

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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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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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MTA Bus Crash and Two Cars Injures 23 at Utica Ave. & Clarendon Rd

Crash Involving MTA Bus and Two Cars Injures 23

Police are investigating an accident in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon that injured 23 people, 3 of them critically, when a car was knocked into the path of an MTA bus.

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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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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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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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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 ...

National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...

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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled - Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled Over Potential Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, has recalled a specific lot of its J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food over potential contamination with the dangerous, Listeria monocytogenes pathogen.

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FDA ANNOUNCES VOLUNTARY RECALL OF DOG AND CAT TREATS BECAUSE OF BACTERIA LINKED TO INFECTIONS IN HUMANS

T.W. Enterprises of Ferndale, Washington alerted consumers that it is recalling certain dog and cat treats it markets because they may be contaminated with Salmonella Thompson. People handling these treats can become infected with Salmonella Thompson, especially if they have … Continue reading

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MARYLANDíS HIGHEST COURT TO DECIDE WHETHER WOMAN, WHO CONTRACTED AIDS FROM HER LAB TECHNICIAN HUSBAND, CAN SUE HIS EMPLOYER FOR FAILING TO WARN HIM THAT HE MIGHT HAVE BEEN INFECTED WITH THE HIV-2 VIRUS IN 1989

In 1989, a male laboratory technician worked for Pharmacia & Upjohn Co. (now part of Pfizer) handling HIV-1 and the rarer HIV-2. That year, he received a false positive test result for HIV-1. Such a finding, according to the wifeís … Continue reading

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TWO INSTANCES OF EXTREMELY POOR JUDGMENT RAISE SERIOUS QUESTIONS ABOUT THE TRUSTWORTHINESS OF TODAYíS COMMERCIAL AIRLINE PILOTS

The Airline Pilots Association will argue that the actions of a few bad apples shouldnít spoil the reputation enjoyed by thousands of highly competent commercial pilots. That logic, however, would be seriously flawed. Maybe a few bad apples shouldnít ruin … Continue reading

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MARYLANDíS HIGHEST COURT TO DECIDE WHETHER WOMAN, WHO CONTRACTED AIDS FROM HER LAB TECHNICIAN HUSBAND, CAN SUE HIS EMPLOYER FOR FAILING TO WARN HIM THAT HE MIGHT HAVE BEEN INFECTED WITH THE HIV-2 VIRUS IN 1989

In 1989, a male laboratory technician worked for Pharmacia & Upjohn Co. (now part of Pfizer) handling HIV-1 and the rarer HIV-2. That year, he received a false positive test result for HIV-1. Such a finding, according to the wifeís … Continue reading

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TWO HOSPITALS IN NORTH CAROLINA CONFIRM SOME 3,800 SURGERIES WERE PERFORMED USING INSTRUMENTS THAT HAD BEEN "WASHED" IN ELEVATOR HYDRAULIC FLUID INSTEAD OF SOAP

It may be difficult to imagine, but two North Carolina hospitals performed some 3,800 surgical procedures over the course of November and December 2004 using surgical instruments that had been "washed" in hydraulic fluid drained from the hospitalsí elevators into … Continue reading

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WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF YET A FIFTH CASE OF BRAIN INFECTION BEING LINKED TO THE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS DRUG (TYSABRI), IS THE HOPE OF SAVING THE DRUG A REALISTIC ONE?

The FDA has been informed by Biogen Idec Inc. that a fifth person has developed a rare brain disease known as progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) after being treated with its multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri. Biogen and its development partner, Elan … Continue reading

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