Daily Archives: June 27, 2005

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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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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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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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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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Parker Waichman Representing Another Louisiana Plaintiff in Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

A Louisiana man has become the latest to claim that his taking the type 2 diabetes drug Actos resulted in developing bladder cancer. He has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese manufacturer of the drug and the marketer of it in the U.S., claiming they failed to warn about this ...

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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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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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STUDY SUGGESTS CHILDREN WITH NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISEASE MAY BE AT HIGHER RISK FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES, AND VICE VERSA

A study of 237 children with type 2 diabetes done at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and published in the June issue of Pediatric Diabetes, strongly suggests a link between that disease and previously diagnosed neuropsychiatric disease (NPD).The study showed … Continue reading

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TESTS SHOW SOME HIV DRUGS BLOCK GROWTH OF MALARIA-CAUSING PARASITES

Researchers at University of Queensland (Australia) have found that antiretroviral HIV drugs known as protease inhibitors stopped the parasite that causes malaria from growing. Moreover, the drugs also worked on strains of the parasite that had developed resistance to common … Continue reading

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DISCOVERY OF CARCINOGENIC CHEMICAL IN ORGANICALLY RAISED CHINOOK SALMON RESULTS IN SUSPENSION OF SALES FROM SECOND CANADIAN FISH FARM THAT SHIPS TO THE U.S.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) scientists have found malachite green, a known carcinogen, in organically raised Chinook salmon in a second fish farm (Creative Salmon) on Vancouver Island.The chemical, which was once used to kill fungus in fish eggs, was … Continue reading

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MASSIVE DRUG RECALL OF ABLE LABORATORIESí ENTIRE PRODUCT LINE REMAINS SHROUDED IN MYSTERY ONE MONTH LATER

Although several millions of doses of numerous generic prescriptions drugs were unexpectedly pulled from the market in a massive drug recall over one month ago, neither the FDA nor the manufacturer have come forward with any information to explain the … Continue reading

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