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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from TheHeart.org. An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Australian Health Agency Issues Warning for Battery Problem with Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation DevicesTGA has issued a safety warning for InterStim and InterStim II neurostimulation devices, because of possible early depletion of the battery.

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

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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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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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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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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Methadone Overdose a Growing Problem

Once mainly used to treat heroin addiction, Methadone is being prescribed by family doctors, osteopaths, and nurse practitioners for some types of severe pain.  < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Methadone, a synthetic form of opium, is powerful, cheap, and long lasting.  Unfortunately, while it … Continue reading

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Despite Opposing Evidence, FDA Backs Industry and BPA Use

The Washington Post and Associated Press are reporting that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says the highly controversial chemical found in can linings, baby bottles, and other household products does not pose a health hazard when used in food … Continue reading

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Antidepressants May Impact Driving Skills

A new study suggests that taking prescription < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">antidepressants while still highly depressed could impair driving ability.  Study author Holly J. Dannewitz says, “We already know that depression causes concentration problems.  And, now, it appears that people taking antidepressants who … Continue reading

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FDA Warns Some Bantry Bay Mussels Contaminated

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to consumers against eating certain frozen cooked mussel products made by Bantry Bay Seafoods.  The mussels are imported from Ireland and may be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">azaspiracid toxins (AZAs). … Continue reading

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Byetta Linked to Fatal Cases of Necrotizing or Hemorrhagic Pancreatitis

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/byetta_side_effects_pancreatitis">Byetta, a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes, has been linked to hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis, prompting the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a new warning about the side effect. The FDA first notified healthcare providers … Continue reading

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Salmonella Contamination Prompts FDA Import Alerts for Some Mexican Produce Companies

There is more bad news on the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella front, as a new report says that a dozen Mexican produce companies have been put on alert since mid-July after  Food & Drug Administration (FDA) tests detected Salmonella contamination at their … Continue reading

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Auction Rate Securities Buy Backs Leave Out Some Investors

In the past two weeks, several large investment banks have agreed to spend billions to buy back the illiquid < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/auction_rate_fraud">auction rate securities they once marketed as safe, cash equivalent investments. But now, it appears that that the buy back … Continue reading

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Gardasil Suspected in Australian Pancreatitis Cases

Australian regulators have been investigating several cases of pancreatitis that might be linked to the cervical cancer vaccine < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/gardasil_side_effects">Gardasil.  In the U.S., Gardasil has been the subject of numerous side effect reports, but both the Food & Drug Administration … Continue reading

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