Monthly Archives: February 2009

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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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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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MTA Bus Crash and Two Cars Injures 23 at Utica Ave. & Clarendon Rd

Crash Involving MTA Bus and Two Cars Injures 23

Police are investigating an accident in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon that injured 23 people, 3 of them critically, when a car was knocked into the path of an MTA bus.

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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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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk

Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk, Study Suggests

A new study has linked the use of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), an injectable type of birth control, to an increased risk of HIV infection.

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Salsa Bicycle Handlebar Systems Recalled

Salsa Bicycles is recalling about 8,600 of its Handlebar Stems Used on Salsa Bicycles, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The recalled < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Salsa Bicycles Handlebar Systems were made in Taiwan and distriubred by Salsa Bicycles, a … Continue reading

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TVA Fly Ash Pond Given Clean Bill of Health Two Months Before Spill

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Kingston’s Fossil Plant fly ash spill that dumped 5.4 million cubic yards of sludge into East Tennessee and its Emory River was seemed structurally sound only two months before the catastrophic accident that has decimated … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

E. coli Outbreak Won’t Close Illinois Day Care Center

Despite an outbreak of 22 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_escherichia_coli">E. coli illnesses there, a KinderCare Learning Center is not being forced to close its Lemont, Illinois  location, reports Chicago Breaking News. The Cook County Health Department made the decision not close the contaminated … Continue reading

Posted in E. Coli, Food Poisoning, Legal News |

Exotic Fish Poisoning Sickens 50,000+ Every Year

Ciguatera fish poisoning—ciguatera—although not very well known, is a dangerous type of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">food poisoning that affects at least 50,000 people every year.  According to MSNBC, the true number of illness could be at least 100 times higher. The exotic … Continue reading

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Risks of BPA in Medical Devices to Be Investigated

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has launched two studies to determine if bisphenol-A (BPA) in some < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">medical devices is exposing patients to health risks.  According to the Website medpagetoday.com, the two medical device studies will focus on whether … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

FDA Says Ranbaxy Falsified Data

A facility operated by Ranbaxy Laboratories, the much maligned generic drug maker, has been accused of faking data and test results in approved and pending drug applications.  The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has halted the review of drug applications … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Seroquel Diabetes Risks Hidden, Documents Show

Recently unsealed documents indicate that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/seroquel">Seroquel maker AstraZeneca many have attempted to hide the antipsychotic drug’s diabetes risks. The documents – which include company emails and voicemails – add weight to claims that AstraZeneca hid Seroquel’s serious side effects … Continue reading

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Reglan, Similar Heart Burn Drugs to Have Black Box For Movement Disorder

Heart burn drugs that contain metoclopramide, including < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Reglan">Reglan Tablets, Reglan Oral Disintegrating Tablets, Metoclopramide Oral Solution and Reglan Injection, will now be labeled with a Black Box that warns of their link to a movement disorder.  According to the … Continue reading

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Device Makers Say They Favor Comparisons

Comparative Effectiveness, a component of the just-passed economic stimulus plan, is allegedly receiving favor by some top executives in the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">medical device industry.  Not everyone agrees.  Dow Jones reported that the industry supports the comparison only as long as … Continue reading

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FINRA Being Inundated with Securities Fraud Claims

Thanks to the likes of Bernard Madoff, Arthur Nadel and other financial scammers, a record number of people have been victims of securities fraud in the past year.  Many of these wronged investors have looked to the Financial Industry Regulatory … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Stock Fraud |

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