Monthly Archives: February 2008

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MTA Bus Crash and Two Cars Injures 23 at Utica Ave. & Clarendon Rd

Crash Involving MTA Bus and Two Cars Injures 23

Police are investigating an accident in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon that injured 23 people, 3 of them critically, when a car was knocked into the path of an MTA bus.

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Issue Call for Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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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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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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Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Australian Health Agency Issues Warning for Battery Problem with Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation DevicesTGA has issued a safety warning for InterStim and InterStim II neurostimulation devices, because of possible early depletion of the battery.

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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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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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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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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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Yuma Charity Event Linked to Arizona Salmonella Outbreak

An Arizona < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">salmonella outbreak may have started at a Yuma County charity event.  The Yuma County Public Health Department expects final results next week of state tests concerning recent salmonella cases.   “We’re still waiting on numbers, test results from … Continue reading

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FDA to Review Safety Notification Procedures

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is looking at how it tells the public about safety concerns with foods, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">prescription drugs, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">medical devices, and other products it regulates, the agency’s commissioner said on Thursday.  “How we communicate … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Hip Implant and Joint Replacement Patients Hurt by Company Kickbacks to Docs

Kickbacks from the makers of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/strykerhip">hip implants and other joint replacements to orthopedic surgeons are so prevalent that it has become nearly impossible to eliminate the illegitimate practice, an assistant inspector general with the Health and Human Services Department … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Legal News |

Nursery Product Injuries Sending More Children to the ER

Shockingly, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">nursery products were involved in over 66,000 injuries to children that involved emergency room visits in 2006, up11% from 2005, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The agency said in a report yesterday that the number … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Legal News |

Ford Owners Warned Again on Defective Cruise Control Switch

Faulty < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ford_Cruise_Control_Switch">Ford cruise control switches are the subject of yet another consumer safety warning.  Thursday, the government warned owners of about 4.6 million recalled Ford vehicles to bring their cars and trucks in immediately to dealerships to disconnect the … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Product Recalls, Recalled Medical Devices |

Crib Recall Involves 24000 Munire Cribs

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with the Munire Furniture, Inc. of Piscataway, NJ, announced a voluntary recall of its Majestic Curved Top and Flat Top Cribs, Essex Cribs, Brighton/Sussex Cribs, and Captiva Cribs.  The recall involves … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Legal News, Product Recalls |

Baxter Recalls All Heparin, as Reports of Reactions, Deaths Increase

Baxter < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/heparin">Heparin, implicated in hundreds of life-threatening reaction in the US, is now subject to a full-scale recall.   The massive Baxter Heparin recall was announced yesterday, the same day the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) said it completed an … Continue reading

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Lipitor Lowers Cognitive Ability in Women, Doctor Says

The Lipitor patient information insert does not list cognitive issues among its side effects; however, anecdotal reports linking < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">statins—like Lipitor—to mental problems go back years and some doctors are voicing concerns that in some patients, statins like Lipitor may … Continue reading

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Lack of FDA Inspectors Hurting Consumers

A top < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">drug safety official told lawmakers on Wednesday that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) needs more inspectors and a comprehensive computer database to better track products entering the US from the burgeoning group of drug manufacturers, … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Baxter Heparin Reactions Now Exceed 400, and Investigation Continues

Tainted Baxter < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/heparin">Heparin has now sickened more than 400 people in the US, and investigators are trying to determine if the raw material for the Baxter Heparin became contaminated in a supply chain that originates from Chinese slaughterhouses.  The … Continue reading

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