Monthly Archives: June 2007

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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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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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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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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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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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Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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Deadly Chinese Tires Recalled by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: “Made in China” Possibly new Trademark of Potentially Fatal Products

Defective tires have been added to an ever-growing list of dangerous Chinese imports. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ordered 450,000 tires recalled after Foreign Tire Sales, the New Jersey company that imported the tires, disclosed that they had … Continue reading

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E. Coli Poisoning Kills New Jersey Boy as Reports of Food Contamination Skyrocket

E. Coli poisoning has killed a 7-year-old New Jersey boy, and state health officials are investigating the possibility that the child contracted the illness by eating food sold at his school. E. Coli is a potentially deadly bacterium that causes … Continue reading

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World Trade Center Rescue Workers Made Ill from Toxic Dust Finally Hear from Former EPA Head, Christine Todd Whitman

World Trade Center rescue workers, many of them sickened by contaminated dust, finally had a chance to hear from former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Christine Todd Whitman at a congressional hearing investigating the government’s response to the terrorist attacks. … Continue reading

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FDA Approved Ketek Despite Serious Irregularities in its Clinical Trials; Patients Often Faced Liver Failure, Even Death As a Result of Oversight

Patients being treated with Sanofi-Aventis’ antibiotic < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ketek">Ketek faced serious liver damage or even death, when all that was being treated was a simple sinus infection The story of the dangerous prescription drug Ketek and how it came to be … Continue reading

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Deadly World Trade Center Dust Killing Rescue Workers and Residents; Misleading EPA Information Didn’t Help Situation

Word Trade Center rescue workers and lower Manhattan residents were exposed to deadly dust due to misleading Information from the EPA. A report is shedding new light on misleading EPA claims in the wake of the 9/11 terrorism attacks on … Continue reading

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Nursing Home Abuse: Neglect, Physical and Even Sexual Abuse are the Harsh Realities Facing Today’s Elderly

The revolting reality of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nursing_home_negligence">Nursing Home Abuse is on the rise. Though it concedes that the true number is probably much higher, The National Center on Elder Abuse estimates at least one in 20 nursing home patients has been … Continue reading

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Eli Lilly Settles Zyprexa Lawsuit; Attempts to Shift Blame to Legal Advertising

Eli Lilly, the makers of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/zyprexa">Zyprexa announced it had settled another 900 lawsuits against its anti-psychotic medication Zyprexa, on that very same day Eli Lilly was claiming that legal advertisements where hurting patients. The company asserts that a recent … Continue reading

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Salmonella Tainted Peter Pan Peanut Butter Caused Indiana Girl to Suffer Sever Kidney Damage – Family Sues

An 11-year-old girl who is now in need of a kidney transplant was one of two plaintiffs to file suit against ConAgra Foods last week, saying that the company’s Salmonella-tainted Peter Pan Peanut Butter was to blame for her kidney … Continue reading

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Composix Kugel Hernia Mesh Patch Left on the Market Even After Maker Davol Inc. had Knowledge That Defective Spring Could Cause Death

Considering how dangerous a hernia can turn out, the public needs to be aware of the treatment options available. One way to treat it is to operate on and repair the afflicted area followed by applying a Composix Kugel Mesh … Continue reading

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Drug Companies & Continuing Medical Education: It’s Not Really About The Teaching

A report released last month by the Senate Finance Committee revealed a dirty little secret about pharmaceutical marketing. Drug companies are bribing doctors to prescribe certain medications. But pharmaceutical companies are not exactly slipping physicians envelopes stuffed with cash – … Continue reading

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