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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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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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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...

Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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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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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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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

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

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday due to a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. Police are investigating the accident, Newsday reports. According to Newsday, the 81-year-old man was driving a Nissan Altima west in the right lane, west of Exit 42. He ...

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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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Research Study Confirms Fracking Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Research Study Confirms Fracking as Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Fracking operation near Poland Township, Ohio, activated a previously unknown fault in the, causing 77 earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 1.0 to 3.0 in March 2014.

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Canadian Listeria Death Toll Rises to 12; Many More Feared

In Canada, the death toll from < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">listeriosis has risen to 12 and there are also another 26 confirmed cases of food poisoning linked to deli meats produced at a plant owned by Maple Leaf Foods Inc.  Officials are saying … Continue reading

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Cochlear Implant Lawsuit Not Preempted, Judge Says

A lawsuit against the makers of a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Cochlear_Implants">cochlear implant can go forward, a federal judge in Texas has ruled, because a Supreme Court decision  that gave medical device makers protection from product liability lawsuits does not apply to this … Continue reading

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Stanford Next to Limit Drug Maker Financing of Education

Over growing concern about the influence < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">drug makers have on medical education, Stanford University is expected to announce it will severely restrict industry financing of doctors’ continuing education at its medical school.  Drug makers have long been funding those … Continue reading

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Food Allergy Warnings Confuse Consumers

Federal regulators are planning to revise rules governing < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">food allergy warnings. Critics say that at the moment, the warnings are voluntary and vague, making it difficult for thousands of people dealing with food allergies to ascertain if a product … Continue reading

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More Salmon Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

The US Food and Drug Administration has just announced that Interior Alaska Fish Processors, Inc. of Fairbanks, Alaska is recalling some of its Santa’s Smokehouse brand smoked keta salmon because it has the potential to be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria … Continue reading

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Despite Risks, Elderly Still Treated with Antipsychotic Drugs

The use of both conventional and atypical antipsychotics to treat dementia in older patients has been linked to an increased the risk of stroke and death.  Despite such dangers, a recent Canadian study has found that atypical antipsychotic drugs are … Continue reading

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Death Reported, as Suspected E. coli Outbreak in Oklahoma Grows

Officials have finally released the name of a man who died from suspected < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_O157_H7">E. coli poisoning this past weekend: 26-year-old Chad Ingle. Ingle was one of dozens who fell ill with some type of food borne illness in Oklahoma … Continue reading

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Dangerous Buses Still on the Road Thanks to Poor Oversight

Following a fatal Texas < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/bus_accidents">bus crash earlier this month, federal authorities have been cracking down on bus companies with spotty safety records. But according to a report in The Houston Chronicle, revoking a rogue bus company’s license to operate … Continue reading

Posted in Bus Accident, Legal News |

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