Daily Archives: June 24, 2005

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Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

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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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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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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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Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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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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FDA Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...

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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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STUDY INDICATES PLANT COMPOUND AND TWO CHEMICALS COULD SERIOUSLY AFFECT FERTILIZATION PROCESS

A study conducted at King’s College London under the leadership of Professor Lynn Fraser, has found that a number of substances may have a seriously negative effect on the human fertilization process.The presentation to a meeting of the European Society … Continue reading

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FDA ADVISORY PANEL VOTES AGAINST RECOMMENDING ìHUMANITARIAN DEVICE EXEMPTIONî FOR FIRST COMPLETELY IMPLANTED ARTIFICIAL HEART

As we reported on June 19, an FDA advisory panel was scheduled to hold a hearing yesterday to decide whether a “humanitarian device exemption” should be granted with respect to a fully implantable artificial heart called the AbioCor.Following that hearing, … Continue reading

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A BITTERLY DIVIDED SUPREME COURT VOTES TO BROADEN THE DEFINITION OF ìEMINENT DOMAINî TO COVER CASES OF PURE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BY PRIVATE ENTERPRISE AND LEAVES MANY LEGAL EXPERTS SHAKING THEIR HEADS

The government (federal, state, or local) has always had the power to take private property through the process known as “eminent domain.” While governmental condemnation of privately owned real estate and the buildings, businesses, and homes built on it has … Continue reading

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