Daily Archives: June 28, 2005

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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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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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MTA Bus Crash and Two Cars Injures 23 at Utica Ave. & Clarendon Rd

Crash Involving MTA Bus and Two Cars Injures 23

Police are investigating an accident in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon that injured 23 people, 3 of them critically, when a car was knocked into the path of an MTA bus.

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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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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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

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British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System

British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System for Infection Risk

The MHRA announced the recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys wound care devices - risk of maceration, infection, loss of negative pressure, or unrecognized bleeding in wounds.

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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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EXPERT INDICATES THAT A GROWING NUMBER OF PREADOLESCENT GIRLS NOW ENGAGE IN DIETING AND OTHER BODY-CONSCIOUS BEHAVIORS AND MAY BE AT RISK FOR DEVELOPING SERIOUS EATING DISORDERS

Dr. Terry Bravender, assistant professor of pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, and medical director of Duke Eating Disorder Program, sees an alarming trend with respect to the eating habits and concerns about body image in … Continue reading

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NEWLY APPROVED TEST IDENTIFIES PATIENTS AT RISK FOR IMPENDING ìMAJOR ADVERSE CARDIAC EVENTSî

On May 10, the FDA approved an application by Prognostix, Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio, to market (to doctors) a test kit known as the CardioMPO which, in clinical trials, proved quite accurate in predicting which patients were at risk to … Continue reading

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THE CONSUMER PROTECTION SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) ANNOUNCES ROSE ART INDUSTRIES TO PAY $300,000 PENALTY FOR FAILING TO REPORT SERIOUS BURN HAZARD TO CHILDREN FROM SOAP MAKING KIT

The CPSC has announced the following provisional settlement with Rose Art Industries, a toy and art materials manufacturer, for failing to report important product safety information to the Commission. The settlement will impose a $300,000 penalty against Rose Art, of … Continue reading

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COMPLAINTS MADE TO JAPANESE PROSECUTORS AGAINST ASTRAZENECA BY FAMILIES OF CANCER PATIENTS WHO DIED AFTER TAKING THE LUNG CANCER DRUG IRESSA

Iressa (gefitinib) was approved by the FDA on May 5, 2003 “as a single agent treatment for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the most common form of lung cancer in the U.S. Iressa was reviewed and approved … Continue reading

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