Monthly Archives: August 2007

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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

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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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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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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Actos Side Effects Lawyers Says Whistleblower Revelations Could Boost Bladder Cancer, Heart Failure Lawsuits

An attorney with a prominent personal injury law firm says an Actos whistleblower lawsuit filed earlier this year could strengthen legal claims alleging the type 2 diabetes medication caused some users to develop bladder cancer and heart failure.

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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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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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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 < "">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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