Daily Archives: August 25, 2008

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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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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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Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

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Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

A car accident on LI left one person dead & two more critically injured. The crash occurred Monday in Deer Park on Straight Path, south of Sagamore Lane.

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Tysabri PML Cases in Europe Prompt FDA to Seek Labeling Change

Federal regulators informed healthcare providers today that monotherapy with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/tysabri">Tysabri has been linked to two new European cases of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML).  The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) said it is working with Elan and Biogen Idec, … Continue reading

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Canadian Listeria Outbreak: Four Dead, 17 Ill, More Cases Feared

Canadian public health officials are saying they linked a deadly bacterial outbreak of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria that has killed four people to recalled meat products from Maple Leaf Foods.  The outbreak resulted in 21 confirmed cases of Listeriosis and more are … Continue reading

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Third Hot Pockets Recall This Year

Nestle Prepared Foods Company has recalled over 200,000 pounds of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Hot Pocket Pizza Sandwiches.  According to the Associated Press, the pizza sandwiches contained small pieces of hard, red plastic and other foreign materials, including a clear, flexible, rubber-like … Continue reading

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Another Possible E. coli Outbreak Surfacing in Tulsa

Health officials are working to determine if < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_escherichia_coli">E. coli is at the root of a possible suspected food poisoning outbreak in Tulsa.  Several people in that area have became sick with possible E. coli symptoms.  Some who fell ill … Continue reading

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Long-term Incense Exposure May Up Cancer Risk

Being exposed to burning incense can increase the likelihood of developing airway cancers, a new study has found.  According to the study conducted by researchers at Copenhagen’s Statens Serum Institut, long-term exposure to incense smoke is linked to certain respiratory … Continue reading

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Study: Tobacco Marketing Promotes Cigarette Use in Youth

According to a massive study just released by the US National Cancer Institute, mass media has the power to encourage and discourage < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/light_cigarettes">tobacco use, especially among young people.  “This is the first report to conclude that tobacco advertising and … Continue reading

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More Salmonella Cases Linked to Santa Fe Restaurant

The Associated Press is reporting that the New Mexico state Department of Health is saying that three more people have been diagnosed with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella bacteria infections that have been traced to Diego’s restaurant in Sante Fe. Deborah Busemeyer, Health … Continue reading

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Owner in Texas Bus Crash Reportedly Cut Corners, Racked Up Violations

An insurance company attorney said that an illegally treaded tire responsible for a fatal Texas < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/bus_accidents">bus crash earlier this month was already installed on the vehicle when it was purchased.  But others who know Angel De la Torre, the … Continue reading

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Viagra, Cialis Amnesia Reports Prompt Labeling Change

The labeling for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/viagra">Viagra and Cialis will now include information about Transient Global Amnesia (TGA), a side-effect that may occasionally accompany use of the erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs.  A third ED drug, Levitra, had information about the temporary form … Continue reading

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FDA To Consider New Rules for Children’s Cold Medicines

The rules regulating < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">over-the-counter children’s cold medicines are about to be revised by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the agency announced late last week.  Concern has been growing over the past several years that over-the-counter cold medicines meant … Continue reading

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