Monthly Archives: May 2006

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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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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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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution


The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

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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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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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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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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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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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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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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 < "">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 < "">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.” … 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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