Monthly Archives: August 2008

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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

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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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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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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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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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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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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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CPSC Recalls Three Children’s Products

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with the involved firms has issued a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">recall on three children’s products. About 118,000 Wooden Infant Toys—Wooden Puzzles, Infant Rattles, Pacifier Holders, and Stroller Toys—were recalled by manufacturer Habermaass Corporation, Inc. … Continue reading

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General Motors Recalls Vehicles for Fire Hazard

Nearly a million cars, trucks and SUVs are being < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">recalled by General Motors today because their heated windshield washer system poses a fire hazard.  General Motors says it  is aware of three fires caused by this problem, but no … Continue reading

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CPSC Issues Two Recalls Over Shock Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with the two firms named below, has issued a voluntary recall over two < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">defective products because of fire and shock hazards. About 44,000 Countertop Water Dispensers have been recalled by … Continue reading

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Amgen Ends Controversial Aranesp Marketing Practices

The maker of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/aranesp">Aranesp is halting marketing practices that critics said encouraged over-use of the anemia drug.  Criticism of the policies, in which Amgen  paid rebates to doctors for the purchase of Aranesp, had grown along with questions about … Continue reading

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Oklahoma E. coli Source Confirmed: Country Cottage Restaurant

Oklahoma state health officials have located the source of the recent < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_escherichia_coli">E. Coli outbreak in that state that killed one man, sickened dozens, and placed a number of children on dialysis.  The state investigators have confirmed that the suspected … Continue reading

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All Antipsychotic Drugs Pose Stroke Risk

United Kingdom researchers report that more people than was at first believed could be at a higher risk of suffering a stroke due to < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">antipsychotic drugs.  Earlier research only pointed to some types of the drug as increasing the … Continue reading

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The CDC Reports That Massive Salmonella Outbreak Is Over

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have reported that the massive < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella Saintpaul outbreak that sickened about 1,400 people across the country appears to be over.  “The number of reported cases has been dropping since early July,” … Continue reading

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Bayer Plant Explosion Leaves One Dead in West Virginia

An < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/accidents">explosion at a Bayer chemical plant outside of Charleston, West Virginia last night has killed one worker and injured another. The Bayer CropScience plant manufactures pesticides, and officials were urging residents in several communities nearby to stay in … Continue reading

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Chantix Ad Campaign Doesn’t Name Names, Leaves Out Side Effect Info

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix maker Pfizer Inc. has hit upon an unusual marketing strategy for the smoking cessation drug – running ads that never even name the drug.  According to The Wall Street Journal, such “unbranded product advertising” is becoming increasingly common … Continue reading

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Deadly Simplicity Bassinets Recalled

Around 900,000 deadly < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/simplicity_graco_crib_recall">Simplicity Bassinets, blamed for killing two children, are being removed from stores across the country.  According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), six retailers – Wal-Mart, Toys “R” Us, Kmart, Big Lots, Target and J.C. … Continue reading

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