Monthly Archives: August 2007

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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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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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Pradaxa Associated with more Complications than Warfarin, According to Early Study Findings

Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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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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FDA Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...

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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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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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Dangerous Imports to Be Discussed at Public Meeting

Dangerous and defective imports have made headlines all summer, prompting many to demand that the government take more action to protect US consumers. Now, Americans are going to be given a chance to air their concerns about this urgent issue. … Continue reading

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Bagged Spinach Recall Prompts Calls for More Scrutiny of Food Industry

Wednesday’s recall of Salmonella-contaminated bagged spinach has precipitated something of an argument between consumer advocates and food industry officials. Consumer groups say that the recall of Metz Fresh spinach is proof that more governmental oversight of the food processing industry … Continue reading

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After Mattel Toy Recall, China Attempts to Improve Manufacturing Laws

Defective Mattel toys, tainted dog food and other dangerous Chinese imports have sullied that country’s manufacturing reputation. In response to international concerns over its imports, the Chinese government has adopted new toy and food recall laws that go into effect … Continue reading

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Stirrings, LLC Issues Recall For Cocktail Garnish Due to Salmonella Contamination

A cocktail garnish sold by Stirrings, LLC of Fall River, Massachusetts is being recalled because it could be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced the voluntary recall of Rimmer Brand Mojito Cocktail Garnish today. One … Continue reading

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Meat Recall Issued After E. Coli Outbreak Sickens Nine

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a recall for more than 41,000 lbs of ground beef that has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli poisoning. Nine people, including one child, became sick with E. coli O157:H7 … Continue reading

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Dry Dog Food Tainted with Salmonella Tied to Outbreak of Food Poisoning in 18 States

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has found strong evidence linking recalled dried pet food manufactured by the Mars Petcare US company to a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella. Sixty-six people in 18 states have been sickened by Salmonella Schwarzengrund, the … Continue reading

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Coffeyville Oil Spill Two-Month Anniversary Finds Stricken Town Struggling to Recover

As the citizens of Coffeyville, Kansas mark the two-month anniversary of the oil spill and flood that ravaged their town, many are wondering if the community will every be the same. Between July 1 and July 2, 2007, Coffeyville was … Continue reading

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Toys ‘R’ Us Recalls Wooden Coloring Cases Because of Excessive Lead

Toys ‘R’ Us is recalling 27,000 art kits made in China because both the packaging that holds the kits, as well as some of the paint, contain dangerous amounts of lead. The Imaginarium Wooden Coloring Cases are only the latest … Continue reading

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Bagged Spinach Recall; Yet Another Salmonella Tainted Food Product to Reach Consumers

Fresh bagged spinach is being recalled by the California grower Metz Fresh, LLC. The company says a sample of the recalled spinach, which was shipped to grocery stores and food service vendors, has tested positive for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella contamination. This … Continue reading

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Many World Trade Center Rescue Workers Still Struggle with Post-Traumatic Stress

World Trade Center rescue workers are suffering from serious mental health problems three years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, says the New York City Heath Department. The Health Department, which studied data from the World Trade Center Health Registry, found … Continue reading

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