Daily Archives: June 18, 2005

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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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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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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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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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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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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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SUPREME COURT DECISION ALLOWING FEDERAL PROSECUTION FOR THE CULTIVATION AND USE OF MARIJUANA FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES FACES ITS FIRST CHALLENGE AS OREGON RESUMES ITS PROGRAM

The state of Oregon resumed issuing medical-marijuana registration cards after its Attorney General concluded the June 6 ruling by the United States Supreme Court did not invalidate the state’s program.The Human Services Department had continued to process applications but had … Continue reading

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MASTERCARD CONFIRMS THAT MASSIVE THEFT OF PERSONAL DATA HAS EXPOSED 13.9 MILLION OF ITS CREDIT CARDS AND 40 MILLION CREDIT CARDS OF ALL BRANDS TO FRAUD

A massive security breach traced to a third-party processor of payment card data has led MasterCard International Inc. to begin notifying member banks that more than 40 million credit cards of all brands are now potentially exposed to acts of … Continue reading

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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND SHAKESPEARE FISHING TACKLE DIVISION ANNOUNCE RECALL OF 438,000 CHILDRENíS FISHING KITS FOR LEAD PAINT HAZARD

The CPSC, in voluntary cooperation with Shakespeare Fishing Tackle Division of Columbia, South Carolina, has announced the recall of 438,000 Children’s Fishing Kits manufactured in China. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. The paint on the … Continue reading

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ABLE LABORATORIES PROBLEMS CONTINUE AS FDA AND QUALITY CARE PRODUCTS LLC ISSUE NATIONWIDE RECALL OF ALL REPACKAGED ABLE DRUG PRODUCTS

On May 27, the FDA ordered the recall of Abel Laboratories’ entire product line. At the same time, Able suspended all manufacturing, withdrew seven approved applications to market various medications, and saw its Chairman and CEO resign. Able Laboratories Inc., … Continue reading

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FDA ANNOUNCES RECALL OF AccuSure INSULIN SYRINGE 1-cc, 28-Gauge 1/2-Inch 100ís

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, Inc., have notified healthcare professionals and consumers via letter of a nationwide recall of all lots of 1-cc, 28 gauge 1/2-inch AccuSure insulin syringes (NDC 0603-6996-21, boxes of 100) distributed between … Continue reading

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ABLE LABORATORIES PROBLEMS CONTINUE AS FDA AND QUALITY CARE PRODUCTS LLC ISSUE NATIONWIDE RECALL OF ALL REPACKAGED ABLE DRUG PRODUCTS

On May 27, the FDA ordered the recall of Abel Laboratories’ entire product line. At the same time, Able suspended all manufacturing, withdrew seven approved applications to market various medications, and saw its Chairman and CEO resign. Able Laboratories Inc., … Continue reading

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