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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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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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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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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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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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FDA Taking Another Look at Chantix

The release of a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix study last week that linked the drug to numerous side effects has prompted the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate another safety review of the drug.  The review will mark the second such … Continue reading

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Another HRT Study Cites Breast Cancer Risk

A recent study out of Germany found hormone replacement therapy (HRT) drugs – inlcuding < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/prempro">Prempro and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/premarin">Premarin – taken for more than five years, increases one’s breast cancer risk, confirming earlier findings out of the United States. Over … Continue reading

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Viril-lty-Power ED Supplement Made with Viagra Ingredient Recalled by FDA

International Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. of Bradford, Massachusetts just announced that it is voluntarily recalling all of its supplement product sold under the brand name of Viril-Ity-Power (VIP) Tabs, 560mg/serving, after being informed by representatives of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) … Continue reading

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Merck Gets Two Vioxx Victories, But Settlement Still on Track

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx maker Merck & Co. won two court victories this week, in Texas and New Jersey, as appeals courts reversed rulings in Vioxx lawsuits.  However, the Merck victories won’t affect the $4.85 billion settlement the company struck with thousands … Continue reading

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Listeria, E. Coli Prompt Food Recalls

The Food & drug Administration (FDA) yesterday announced two food recalls, one for possible < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_escherichia_coli">E. coli contamination and the other for possible < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria contamination. Orval Kent Foods is voluntarily recalling about 23,000 pounds of Amish Macaroni Salad in response to … Continue reading

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Kids Jewelry, Suncatcher Sets Recalled for Lead

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (UPSC), in cooperation with QuinCrafts of Dexter, Michigan, today announced a voluntary < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">recall of the Makit & Bakit Jewelry Sets and Suncatcher sets as the clasps on some of the jewelry contains high … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Toys, Defective Products, Legal News, Product Recalls |

Manufacturers Will Pay $24 Million to Settle Tainted Pet Food Lawsuits

According to court papers just filed in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey on Thursday, several companies have agreed to pay a combined $24 million to pet owners to resolve a variety of lawsuits over < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">contaminated pet food … Continue reading

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Two Dead in Latest New York City Crane Collapse

The death toll of yesterday’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/accidents">New York City crane collapse now stands at two, and at least one other person has been seriously injured. All three were construction workers at the site. According to MSNBC, the first fatality involved … Continue reading

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Study Links Accutane to Depression

The active ingredient in the acne drug Accutane— known generically as isotretinoin—more than doubles the risk of depression, according to a recent study.  The study is the first controlled investigation to find a statistically significant link between Accutane and depression, … Continue reading

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Pacemakers Vulnerable to Hackers, Researchers Say

Pacemakers can be hacked – relatively easily.  Now a research team that was able to hack the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/medtronic_defibrillators">implantable defibrillators that keep sick hearts beating steadily are telling federal regulators that the problem needs to be addressed. In recent years, … Continue reading

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