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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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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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Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by Medicalxpress.com, this “genotoxicity” could ...

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British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System

British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System for Infection Risk

The MHRA announced the recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys wound care devices - risk of maceration, infection, loss of negative pressure, or unrecognized bleeding in wounds.

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Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

A proposed study would examine the health effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on the people living closest to active natural gas wells.

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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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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Wright Medical Inc. took steps in to 2006 to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reject pre-market approval of rival Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham metal-on-metal hip implant. Wright Medical, which makes two metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the Conserve and the Lieneage device, filed a citizen petition ...

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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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Group Lists Cities with Most Dirty Restaurants

A new report entitled “Dirty Dining” that was issued by the consumer group the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has ranked 20 U.S. cities for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">restaurant health.  Austin, Texas, and Boston hold the worst rankings; Tucson, … Continue reading

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New York Physician Misconduct Bill Now Law

Under a bill that was just signed into law yesterday by New York Governor David A. Paterson, physicians who are charged with misconduct or < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/medical_malpractice">malpractice can now be publicly identified.  Also as part of the law, the state Department … Continue reading

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Study Confirms Vioxx and Bextra Dangers

Another study has confirmed that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/bextra">Bextra increase the risk of having a stroke.  Both Bextra and Vioxx were removed from the market because of their association with heart attacks and stroke. This latest study, which looked … Continue reading

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Banks Lining Up to Settle Auction Rate Securities Charges

Since yesterday, two large investment banks- Citigroup and UBS – have agreed to buy back billions of dollars worth of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/auction_rate_fraud">auction rate securities they sold to investors when the market for the vehicles was on the verge of collapse.  … Continue reading

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Simvastatin and Amiodarone Linked to Possibly Fatal Muscle Disease

The combination of simvastatin and amiodarone, an anti-arrhythmia medication, has been linked to a rare muscle condition that can cause kidney damage and death.  The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) first warned against combining the drugs in 2002 because of … Continue reading

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Tysabri Lawsuit to Stay in State Court

A lawsuit over injuries allegedly caused by  the multiple sclerosis drug, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/tysabri">Tysabri, is staying in Massachusetts  state court.  The decision in the  Tysabri case is a win for the opponents of federal preemption theory, which holds that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/tysabri">Food … Continue reading

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Cipro Tendon Injury Still Plagues Anthrax Attack Victim

Victims of the 2001 anthrax attacks are still dealing with some difficult health issues.   Surprisingly, their difficulties have nothing to do with the deadly virus itself, but rather were caused by < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/cipro">Cipro, the medicine that was supposed to make … Continue reading

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