Daily Archives: June 22, 2005

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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk

Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk, Study Suggests

A new study has linked the use of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), an injectable type of birth control, to an increased risk of HIV infection.

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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

The first test trials in the federal C.R. Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh litigation will most likely start next year, according to a report from Bloomberg News. About 600 lawsuits involving Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are currently pending in the multidistrict litigation underway Charleston, West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...

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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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STUDIES SUGGEST CHEWING TOBACCO AND SNUFF MAY BE LINKED TO AN INCREASED RISK OF DEATH FROM HEART DISEASE OR STROKE

Two prospective studies published in the June issue of Cancer Causes and Control suggest current use of chewing tobacco or snuff increases mortality from heart disease and stroke.The researchers analyzed baseline information from two Cancer Prevention Studies (CPS-I in 1959 … Continue reading

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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND FF ACQUISITION WHEELED GOODS CORP. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF GO-KARTS FOR LOSS OF CONTROL HAZARD

The CPSC, in cooperation with FF Acquisition Wheeled Goods Corp. of West Point, Mississippi announced a voluntary recall of approximately 10,000 Yerf-Dog Go-Karts manufactured in the United States. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.The suspension assembly can crack causing … Continue reading

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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND BELKIN CORPORATION ANNOUNCE RECALL OF BATTERIES SOLD WITH BLUETOOTHô GPS NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR EXPLOSION OR FIRE HAZARD

The CPSC, in cooperation with Belkin Corporation of Comptom, California, announced the product safety recall of approximately 10,300 Li-Polymer battery packs sold with Bluetooth™ Global Positioning System (GPS) Navigation System manufactured in China. Customers should stop using the product immediately … Continue reading

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