Daily Archives: June 23, 2005

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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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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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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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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

DeflateGate’s-Effects-Impact-Legal-Gambling-and-the-Economy

The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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Newly-Filed Plavix Lawsuits Claim Drug Caused Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Cerebral Hemorrhage, and TTP

The manufacturer of Plavix continues to be named in lawsuits alleging the blood thinner caused some patients to suffer from serious bleeding side effects. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix bleeding lawsuits in state court in New York.

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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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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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

81-year-old Port Jefferson Station man was killed in a crash at 4:57 a.m.. He lost control of the vehicle traveling west on Northern State Pkwy, on exit 42, Dix Hills.

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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) and AMERICAN PROMOTIONAL EVENTS INC. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF 9,000 UNITS OF CONSUMER FIREWORKS

The CPSC, in cooperation with American Promotional Events Inc. of Florence, Alabama, have announced a voluntary recall of 9,000 units of Bat Out of Hell and Powder House fireworks manufactured in China. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately. Although … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

IN THE WAKE OF DEFIBRILLATOR RECALL, CARDIOLOGISTSí GROUP TO PREPARE GUIDELINES FOR MANUFACTURERS TO FOLLOW WHEN PATTERN OF MALFUNCTIONS IS DISCOVERED

The sudden recall of almost 50,000 implanted defibrillators manufactured by Guidant Corp. on June 17 has many experts questioning a monitoring system which essentially leaves the matter of disclosure, with respect to potential flaws in such critical medical devices, entirely … Continue reading

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INTERNAL DOCUMENTS CONTINUE TO RAISE SERIOUS QUESTIONS CONCERNING MERCK�S AGGRESSIVE MARKETING OF VIOXX IN THE FACE OF MOUNTING EVIDENCE THE DRUG POSED AN INCREASED RISK OF HEART ATTACKS

As more and more of Merck’s internal documents come to light, the more questionable the company’s long-standing defense of VIOXX as a safe drug becomes. Only last month, documents released at a congressional hearing left little doubt that Merck’s sales … Continue reading

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