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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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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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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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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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Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by Medicalxpress.com, this “genotoxicity” could ...

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System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

Study Finds System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

System for keeping track of dangerous side effects of prescription drugs is flawed because drug makers are submitting incomplete information about problems to the FDA.

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Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Brain Tumor

Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Increased Brain Tumor Risk

A study of Danish women of reproductive age suggests that long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors.

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California Company Recalls Spices Implicated in Salmonella Outbreak

A new < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">salmonella outbreak is emerging, this time linked to pepper products made by Union International Food Company (UIFC). The company is recalling several varieties of its white and black pepper, as well as other spices as a precaution. … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Generic Digoxin Tablets Recalled

.!. Oliver Twist dvd Potentially < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">defective digoxin tablets have been recalled by generic drug maker Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. According to the recall notice, the tablets may differ in size and therefore could contain too much or too little … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Oklahoma Restaurant Linked to Historic E. coli Outbreak is Sued

What is believed to be the first such lawsuit has been filed in connection with the historic outbreak of the rare < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/articles/read/16335">E. coli O111 Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot on dvd strain that originated at the Country Cottage … Continue reading

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Hand Washing Is the Best Way to Prevent MRSA

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/mrsa_infections">MRSA The Road to El Dorado the movie —Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus—has long been known to be passed via health care workers and equipment and is best known for its ability to fight off the effects of a growing array … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

Alleged Florida Swindler, Arthur Nadel, Given Continuance to Find New Representation

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Arthur_Nadel_Ponzi_Scheme">Arthur Nadel Shrink film has been given 30 days to find a new attorney. According to CNBC, the accused Ponzi schemer was granted the 30-day continuance after a federal judge refused to allow him access to some of his … Continue reading

Posted in Stock Fraud |

TVA Claims Water Near Fly Ash Spill Safe for Recreation, Tests Disagree

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) just announced that damaged roads are being resurfaced, river dredging continues, and word should be released soon regarding to where the massive mountain of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Tennessee_Fly_Ash_Spill">coal fly ash that spilled on December 22 will be … Continue reading

Posted in Accident |

Kickback Charges Against Orthopedic Device Makers Dropped

Criminal charges were dismissed yesterday against several orthopedic device makers because they have fulfilled the terms of deferred prosecution agreements they reached with U.S. prosecutors a year and half ago. According to Dow Jones News Wire, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/durom_cup">Zimmer Holdings Inc., … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Yamaha Rhino Vehicles Recalled Following 46 Deaths

Yamaha Motor Corp. USA is recalling 120,000 dangerous < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/yamaha_rhino_rollover">Rhino off-road vehicles. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), the defective Yamaha Rhino vehicles have been linked to 46 deaths. Yamaha has announced a free repair program to address … Continue reading

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Pistachios Named in Latest Salmonella Scare

Consumers nationwide are being warned to avoid pistachios and pistachio-containing products. According to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) pistachios made by the nation’s second largest producer – Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella Inc – may be tainted with < … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Food Poisoning, Food Products, Product Recalls, Recalled Food Products, Salmonella |

Electrolux Cordless Stick Vacuums Recalled Due to Bursting Batteries

About 320,000 Electrolux Cordless Stick Vacuums have been recalled by Electrolux Home Care Products Inc., of Bloomington, Illinois. The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Electrolux Cordless Stick Vacuum’s battery can expand and burst, which poses a risk of injury to the user and bystanders, … Continue reading

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