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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

The NYS attorney general’s office has accused four national retailers of selling fraudulent dietary supplements.

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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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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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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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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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Urgent Recall: All Lots of Viapro 375 mg Capsules

In the second such recall we are reporting on this week, EG Labs, LLC, announced today that it is conducting a nationwide voluntary recall of all lots of Viapro, a supplement sold in 375mg capsules. EG Labs initiated the recall … Continue reading

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E. coli Outbreak Sickens 13 Boy Scouts

Health officials confirmed that 13 boys have fallen ill with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_O157_H7">E. coli bacterial infections while at a Scout camp in Goshen, Virgina last week.  Two have been hospitalized and officials are concerned that more may become ill with the … Continue reading

Posted in E. Coli, Food Poisoning, Legal News |

House and Senate Approve Tough Product Safety Law

We have been reporting on legislation to increase government regulation of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">consumer products, including toys, and bans on some toxic chemicals, such as lead.  And, while there have been concerns that President Bush may lean toward a veto, earlier … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Legal News, Product Recalls |

Agriculture Commissioner Condemns FDA’s Handling of Salmonella Outbreak

Florida’s agriculture commissioner, Charles Bronson, sharply criticized the way in which the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) handled the recent and widespread < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella outbreak that sickened over 1,300 and cost American tomato growers over $300 million.  At a … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Legal News, Salmonella |

Doctor Who Released Cancer Advisory Plans Large Cell Phone Study

Dr. Ronald Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and UPMC Cancer Centers, very recently made headlines by issuing a staff advisory on the potential < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/diseases">cancer risks of cell phone use.  Now Herberman is looking to create … Continue reading

Posted in Cell Phones & Cancer, Cellular Phone, Legal News |

Desmopressin Nasal Spray Linked to Seizures in Australia

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Desmopressin_seizures">Desmopressin intranasal spray has been linked to seizures in at least a dozen Australian patients, seven of which were children.  Desmopressin nasal spray is often used to treat bedwetting in children. Desmopressin is a hormone taken through the nose, … Continue reading

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Salvage of Mississippi River Oil Spill Barge to Start Tomorrow

Crews will begin the process to remove the sunken barge from the Mississippi River that was responsible for the worst New Orleans < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Mississippi_River_Oil_Spill">oil spill in a decade.  It will likely take days to remove remaining oil from the barge … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

Vytorin – Cancer Link Draws Congressional Scrutiny

Lawmakers on a congressional committee want to see the results of a new study that indicated patients taking < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vytorin">Vytorin might be at a higher risk of cancer.  That study, known as SEAS, was given to the Food & Drug … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Alleges Lawnmower Horsepower Fraud

A class action lawsuit was recently filed in New Jersey charging that manufacturers of lawnmowers have purposely misstated horsepower valuations on their products in order to justify higher prices.   The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Lawnmower_Horsepower_Fraud">lawnmower horsepower fraud class action lawsuit alleges that the … Continue reading

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Tysabri Linked to More Cases of PML

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/tysabri">Tysabri has been implicated in two more cases of a deadly brain infection, raising new concerns about the safety of the multiple sclerosis drug. Tysabri was taken off the market once already after three patients developed the brain infection, … Continue reading

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