Daily Archives: August 25, 2008

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Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Issue Call for Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

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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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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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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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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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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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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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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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