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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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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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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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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

81-year-old Port Jefferson Station man was killed in a crash at 4:57 a.m.. He lost control of the vehicle traveling west on Northern State Pkwy, on exit 42, Dix Hills.

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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution

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The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

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Whole Foods Beef Recall

The recent Whole Foods Market ground beef recall, of beef sold between June 2 and August 6, has been linked to Nebraska Beef of Omaha, one of the nation;s largest meatpackers.  Whole Foods has said it did not know that … Continue reading

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

Black Henna Tattoos Can Cause Serious Skin Reactions

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) warns that an additive in < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">black henna ink used to apply the popular, and temporary, tattoos has been found to put its wearers at risk for a number of skin maladies including allergic … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

Baltimore Medicine Shoppes Sold Expired, Possibly Counterfeit Prescription Drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to consumers who filled prescriptions at The Medicine Shoppe pharmacies located at 8035A Liberty Road and 5900 Reisterstown Road, both located in Baltimore, Maryland.  The FDA is reporting that … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

BPA Ban Under Consideration in California

The Associated Press is reporting that in response to consumer concerns, California may be the first to implement statewide restrictions on < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">Bisphenol A—BPA—an estrogen mimicking chemical that has been hotly debated in recent months over its presence in plastic … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

Salmonella Now in Pet Food, Recall Issued

In the midst of a rash of nationwide Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria outbreaks in human foods, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella has now turned up in pet food.  Mars Petcare US has recalled 100 of its 20-pound bags of PEDIGREE Complete Nutrition … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Legal News, Salmonella |

Fatal New York Crane Collapses Result in Tougher Law

The Governor of New York has signed a new law that increases both criminal and civil penalties for inspectors of construction cranes who falsify their reports.  The new law also sets stiffer punishments for anyone who tries to bribe crane … Continue reading

Posted in Construction Accidents, Legal News |

New York AG Targets More Banks in Auction Rate Securities Probe

Less than a week after announcing settlements with UBS and Citigroup over the way the investment banks handled their < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/auction_rate_fraud">auction rate securities business, the New York Attorney General’s office is pressing three more banks to enter into similar settlements. … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Stock Fraud |

Chantix Out at One U.S. Military Base

In the US, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix has been linked to at least 40 suicides and 400 attempted suicides. In November 2007, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued an “Early Communication” that stated its preliminary assessment revealed many of the cases … Continue reading

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Mississippi River Oil Spill Barge Finally Hauled Away

The barge responsible for last month’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Mississippi_River_Oil_Spill">Mississippi river oil spill has finally been removed from the water.  With the barge finally gone, attention will likely shift to the Coast Guard’s investigation into the July 23 spill.   A hearing into … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

Deadly Bus Crashes in Texas, Mississippi Renew Calls for Seat Belts

Two fatal < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/bus_accidents">bus crashes in the past week – one in Texas and another in Mississippi – have many asking if seat belts could have prevented at least some deaths.  In both cases, the buses rolled over,  and witnesses … Continue reading

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