Monthly Archives: July 2005

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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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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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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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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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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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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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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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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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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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