Monthly Archives: July 2005

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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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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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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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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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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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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Vulnerable to Fracture after ICD Switch

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads are vulnerable to fracture following ICD switch, says a new study published in the June issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.

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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from TheHeart.org. An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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Website Provides Needed Support for Those Suffering from Mouth, Throat, and Other Cancers of the Head and Neck

As reported on the Medical News Today website, the Mouth Cancer Foundation is a charity dedicated to supporting people with mouth, throat and other head and neck cancer.Newsiferno.com believes this is a worthy mission and so we would like to … Continue reading

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Federal Prosecutors Investigating Home Depotís Handling of Hazardous Waste

Home Depot, Inc., the largest home improvement store chain in the U.S., has apparently gotten the attention of the Justice Department with respect to its handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste, according to news releases in BusinessWeek.com and The … Continue reading

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Evidence that Police Stun Guns Can Kill Mounts As Chicago Medical Examiner Rules Death Was Caused by Taser

A non-lethal weapon becomes a problem when it starts killing people. Many experts and critics of the Taser stun gun believe that time has long since passed.  For example, using a number of sources, The Arizona Republic has compiled a … Continue reading

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Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Sportcraft Ltd. Announce Recall of 12,000 Treadmills for Fall Risk

The CPSC, in cooperation with and Sportcraft Ltd. of Mt. Olive, New Jersey, has announced the recall of 12,000 Tredex 6.0, TX 440 and TX 550 Treadmills manufactured in China and Taiwan.  Consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately.The … Continue reading

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Death Toll Continues to Rise from Mysterious Outbreak of Pig-Borne Disease in China

Only three days ago the first news came out of China that a mysterious flu-like illness had stricken some 58 farmers and killed 17 in the southwestern part of the country. The symptoms exhibited b the victims included high fever, … Continue reading

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Burn Risk Prompts the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and The Holmes Group to Expand Recall of Slow Cookers to 2.6 Million Units

The CPSC, in cooperation with The Holmes Group of Milford, Massachusetts, has announced the recall of approximately 2.6 million Rival® Slow Cookers manufactured in China. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately. The handles on the base of the slow … Continue reading

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Burn Risk Prompts the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and The Holmes Group to Expand Recall of Slow Cookers to 2.6 Million Units

The CPSC, in cooperation with The Holmes Group of Milford, Massachusetts, has announced the recall of approximately 2.6 million Rival® Slow Cookers manufactured in China. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately. The handles on the base of the slow … Continue reading

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Merck Suffers Another Vioxx-Related Blow as New Jersey Judge Certifies Class-Action to Recover Billions of Dollars Under Consumer Fraud Act

Just when Merck & Co. officials (and shareholders) thought the company’s Vioxx-related problems could not get worse; they got worse.A New Jersey state court has ruled that a massive nationwide class-action may proceed under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. … Continue reading

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U.N. Classifies Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) as ìCarcinogenicî

A newsinferno.com Special Report on HRTAfter years of research, analysis, and debate, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the U.N.’s cancer research agency, has reclassified HRT from “possibly carcinogenic” to “carcinogenic.”The panel of 21 scientists concluded that the evidence … Continue reading

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Health Officials Say 4,000 Quarantined Animals at Ohio Pet Distributor Will Be Destroyed After Several More Are Found to be Infected with Potentially Deadly Rodent Virus

Last week, a pet distribution center in Ohio, which sends hamsters, gerbils, and mice (“pocket pets”) to stores throughout the east coast of the U.S., was linked to the infected hamster that caused the deaths of three organ transplant recipients … Continue reading

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