Monthly Archives: May 2006

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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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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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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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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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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

A proposed study would examine the health effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on the people living closest to active natural gas wells.

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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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Man Diagnosed with Fusarium Keratitis After Using ReNu with MoistureLoc Files Lawsuit Against Bausch & Lomb

Parker & Waichman, LLP Announces It Has Filed Suit on Behalf of Man Diagnosed With Fusarium Keratitis in Left Eye After Using ReNu With MoistureLoc Contact Lens Solution Victim Underwent Cornea Transplant, Lensectomy, Capsulectomy, Iris Removal and Multiple Flush-Out Surgeries … Continue reading

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Health Canada Issues Warning of Serious Health Risks Posed By Nasutra, a Non-Prescription Sexual Enhancement Medication

Health Canada has issued a warning to consumers not to use the non-prescription product, Nasutra, because “it has been found to contain the undeclared ingredient sildenafil (chemical name for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/viagra/">ViagraTM) that could lead to serious health risks, especially for … Continue reading

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European Commission Finds Sunscreen Labels Misleading and Potentially Dangerous

The European Commission is claiming precisely what pending lawsuits in California are alleging, namely, that sunscreen labels are not only misleading, but potentially dangerous in that they lead consumers to believe that the products protect tem from skin cancer or … Continue reading

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European Link to Eye Fungus Outbreak Puts Pressure on Investigators and Bausch & Lomb to Find Answers

By Steven DiJoseph Although Bausch & Lomb and the FDA have not ordered a recall of any contact lens solutions other than < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/renu_contact_solution">ReNu With MoistureLoc, the continued spread of Fusarium keratitis cases around the globe raises serious questions as … Continue reading

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Health Canada Issues Warning that Mislabeled Bottles of Sandoz Prednisolone 1% Ophthalmic Suspension Pose a Serious Risk of Eye Damage

Health Canada has issued a warning to consumers not to use Sandoz Prednisolone 1% USP ophthalmic suspension eye drops because of the possibility that the bottles may mistakenly contain Blue Collyrium another product that raises “potentially serious health risks.” The … Continue reading

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FDA Announces Conviction of Two Executives for Fraudulently Selling Unapproved Sterilizing Devices that Led to Blindness in 18 Patients

The FDA is reporting that two executives of AbTox, a Mundelein, Illinois, company have been of “fraudulently selling uncleared surgical sterilizing devices that led to eye damage in eighteen patients, causing them to lose sight in one eye.” Ross Caputo … Continue reading

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CPSC Announces Recall of 104,500 Daisy Slingshots that Pose Risk of Blindness and Other Serious Eye and Facial Injuries

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Daisy Manufacturing Co., of Rogers, Arkansas have announced the voluntary recall of about 104,500“ The Natural” Slingshots manufactured in Taiwan. Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact the Daisy for refund or … Continue reading

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Bausch & Lomb Reeling From CDC Report Now Linking Two of Its Leading Products to Additional Fungal Eye Infections

Bausch & Lomb’s problems just got significantly worse as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has notified the company additional cases of Fusarium keratitis involving contact lens wearers have been linked to another of its leading products. According … Continue reading

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FTC Files Federal Action to Stop Web-Based Companies from Selling Consumers’ Confidential Telephone Records

By a vote of 5-0, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that it has filed federal court complaints “charging five Web-based operations that have obtained and sold consumers’ confidential telephone records to third parties with violating federal law.” http://ftc.gov/opa/2006/05/phonerecords.htm. … Continue reading

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Arizona Governor Vetoes Bill Making It More Difficult to Prove Malpractice Against Emergency Room Personnel

Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, a Democrat, has vetoed a bill that would have raised the burden of proof in medical malpractice cases against emergency room personnel from a “preponderance of the evidence” (anything greater than 50%) to “clear and convincing … Continue reading

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