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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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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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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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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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Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

The NYS attorney general’s office has accused four national retailers of selling fraudulent dietary supplements.

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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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National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...

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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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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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Pradaxa Associated with more Complications than Warfarin, According to Early Study Findings

Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.

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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

Posted in Food Poisoning, Legal News, Listeria |

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

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Legal News |

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

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

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

Posted in Food Poisoning, Health Concerns, Legal News |

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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