Daily Archives: June 17, 2005

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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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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Vulnerable to Fracture after ICD Switch

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads are vulnerable to fracture following ICD switch, says a new study published in the June issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.

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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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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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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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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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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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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution

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The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

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STUDY SUGGESTS ADOLESCENT ACNE MAY HELP PROTECT MEN FROM HEART DISEASE IN ADULTHOOD

In a study of medical records of 11,232 students between 1948 and 1968, whose later health was traced through the National Health Service Registry, researchers from the University of Bristol (UK) found men who reported a history of acne as … Continue reading

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SERIOUS QUESTIONS NOW RAISED BY THE UNEXPECTED AND UNEXPLAINED $120 BILLION REDUCTION IN THE DAMAGES DEMANDED BY THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IN ITS CIVIL RACKETEERING CASE AGAINST THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY

Now that the post-trial dust has settled a bit, serious questions are being raised as to just what motivated the dramatic and unexpected last-minute shift in the government’s position with respect to the amount of damages it was seeking in … Continue reading

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SURVEY SHOWS A NUMBER OF NEGATIVE ATTITUDES EXIST TOWARDS SMOKING AND SMOKERS IN THE WORKPLACE

In a nationwide survey of 1,143 people in Australia, it was clear that smoking and smokers in the workplace are not looked on favorably for a number of reasons. Some of the more interesting attitudes the recruitment firm Talent2 found … Continue reading

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WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL (AND ONE-TIME LOBBYIST FOR OIL INDUSTRY), WHO EDITED GOVERNMENT CLIMATE REPORTS ON GLOBAL WARNING, HIRED BY EXXON MOBIL

Two days after the New York Times obtained documents that revealed he had repeatedly edited scientific reports to downplay and cast doubt on the link between greenhouse gas emissions and global warming, Philip A. Cooney resigned as chief of staff … Continue reading

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INTERNAL FORD DOCUMENT SHOWS 16 MILLION VEHICLES REMAIN EQUIPPED WITH FAULTY ELECTRICAL SWITCH ALREADY RESPONSIBLE FOR 559 FIRES

In its ongoing investigation of fires linked to faulty cruise control shut off switches in Ford vehicles, CNN is reporting that despite the fact that Ford is aware of 16 million 1992 to 2003 vehicles at risk, only slightly over … Continue reading

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FDA ISSUES WARNING TO ELI LILLY WITH RESPECT TO TELEVISION AD FOR STRATTERA, A DRUG USED TO TREAT ADHD (ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER)

In a letter to Eli Lilly, the FDA has warned the pharmaceutical giant that its television advertisement for Strattera “is false or misleading because it inadequately communicates the indication for Strattera and minimizes the risk associated with Strattera.”The FDA found, … Continue reading

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