Daily Archives: June 21, 2005

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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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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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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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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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STUDY INDICATES NICOTINE AFFECTS THE BRAIN IN MUCH THE SAME WAY AS HEROIN

Heroin and other opiate drugs are highly addictive substances thus making them extremely difficult to stop using. Smokers consistently find it very hard to stop smoking. Coincidence? Not according to a new animal study at the University of Pennsylvania, and … Continue reading

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PHYSICIANS AND PHARMACISTS SQUARE OFF IN BATTLE OVER CONSCIENCE-BASED REFUSALS TO DISPENSE PRESCRIBED DRUGS

Based on many years of professional training, a licensed physician prescribes an FDA approved pain medication to a patient. The patient, who suffers from chronic pain related to a serious medical condition, brings the prescription to a local pharmacy to … Continue reading

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WHILE TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES DESIGNED TO MAKE CARS AND TRUCKS ìSMARTERî ARE IMPROVING SAFETY, THEY ARE ALSO CREATING POTENTIAL THREATS TO PRIVACY

The crashworthiness of motor vehicles has improved immensely over the past several years. The addition of front, side, and overhead air bags, crumple zones, safety cages, reinforced door panels, and less vulnerable fuel tanks have significantly improved your chances of … Continue reading

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THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND MIDWEST CANNON FALLS ANNOUNCE RECALL OF 10,000 VOTIVE CANDLES FOR FIRE HAZARD

The CPSC, in cooperation with Midwest Cannon Falls of Cannon Falls, Minnesota, have announced a voluntary recall of 10,000 Serenity Votive Candles manufactured in China. Consumers should stop using the candles immediately.The candles’ wax can catch fire, causing a high … Continue reading

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WHILE TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES DESIGNED TO MAKE CARS AND TRUCKS ìSMARTERî ARE IMPROVING SAFETY, THEY ARE ALSO CREATING POTENTIAL THREATS TO PRIVACY

The crashworthiness of motor vehicles has improved immensely over the past several years. The addition of front, side, and overhead air bags, crumple zones, safety cages, reinforced door panels, and less vulnerable fuel tanks have significantly improved your chances of … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

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