Monthly Archives: November 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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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Wright Medical Inc. took steps in to 2006 to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reject pre-market approval of rival Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham metal-on-metal hip implant. Wright Medical, which makes two metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the Conserve and the Lieneage device, filed a citizen petition ...

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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

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday due to a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. Police are investigating the accident, Newsday reports. According to Newsday, the 81-year-old man was driving a Nissan Altima west in the right lane, west of Exit 42. He ...

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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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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Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk

Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk, Study Suggests

A new study has linked the use of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), an injectable type of birth control, to an increased risk of HIV infection.

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Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

E. District of Missouri denied motion to dismiss conspiracy claims. Lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to misrepresent true dangers with use of talcum powder.

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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

The NYS attorney general’s office has accused four national retailers of selling fraudulent dietary supplements.

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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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Katrina Victims Win Latest Court Battles

Thousands of victims of Hurricane Katrina finally have some good news to celebrate: A U.S. District Court judge ruled yesterday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) must resume making housing-relief payments to those displaced by the disaster. In handing … Continue reading

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Medtronic’s Bid to Dismiss Lawsuits Denied

Minneapolis-based Medtronic, manufacturers of a controversial implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), had their motion for summary judgment denied in U.S. District Court, meaning that the company may still have to face personal-injury lawsuits regarding their allegedly faulty product. The company announced … Continue reading

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Health Canada Issues New Warning Regarding Tamiflu

The popular antiviral drug Tamiflu is under fire again, this time from Health Canada. The Canadian government issued a new safety advisory today, warning consumers that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/tamiflu">Tamiflu may be linked to hallucinations and abnormal behavior, including self harm. In … Continue reading

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Health Canada Issues Health Advisory for Rituxan

In conjunction with drug maker Hoffmann-LaRoche, Health Canada has issued new safety information regarding < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/rituxan">Rituxan, which is used in the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) and rheumatoid arthritis. According to the company, post-market and clinical studies have revealed reports … Continue reading

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FDA Announces New Warning for Methadone Patients

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, patients treated with methadone are susceptible to life-threatening alterations in their breathing and heartbeat–and, in some cases, even death. The FDA issued its latest health advisory yesterday, warning patients of potential problems … Continue reading

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AstraZeneca Warned by FDA About Misleading Seroquel Marketing Material

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent a warning letter to drug maker AstraZeneca, claiming that some of the company’s promotional material for Seroquel contains “false or misleading” information. According to the FDA, AstraZeneca failed to adequately detail the … Continue reading

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Volvo Recalls 360,000 Autos

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has ordered a recall of approximately 360,000 Volvo automobiles due to faulty software in the cars’ electronic throttle-control units. The software flaw affects the vehicle speed control and may cause the car to … Continue reading

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Another Contact-Lens Solution Recalled

On Tuesday, the U.S Food and Drug Administration announced a voluntary recall by Advanced Medical Optics Inc. (AMO) of nearly 3 million units of its 12-ounce < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/complete_moistureplus_lens_solution">Complete MoisturePLUS contact-lens solution and Complete MoisturePLUS Active Packs because of bacterial-contamination fears. … Continue reading

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Drug-Research Firm SFBC International Faces Class-Action Suit

SFBC International, now known as PharmaNet Development Group, has been named as a defendant in a securities class-action suit filed yesterday in the United States District Court of New Jersey. Plaintiffs are accusing SFBC and its senior officers of multiple … Continue reading

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Mattel Recalls Polly Pocket Dolls

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today announced that California-based Mattel Inc. is voluntary recalling 2.4 million units of its Polly Pocket magnetic play sets. The CPSC has received approximately 170 reports of small magnets coming loose from these … Continue reading

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