Monthly Archives: August 2009

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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

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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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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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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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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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Chinese Drywall Remediation Underway in Virginia

A Virginia developer has been replacing Chinese drywall used to build 70 homes in the Hampshire of Greenbrier subdivision of Chesapeake, as well as others located in the Cromwell section of Virginia Beach. According to report on WAVY.com, The Dragas … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Ocean Mist Farms Recalls Green Onions Over Salmonella Concerns

Ocean Mist Farms just announced a voluntary recall of about 1,746 cases of Iceless Green Onions over concerns surrounding < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella contamination. Federal regulators confirmed a positive test for the pathogen on Iceless Green Onions supplied by Circle Produce to … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Product Recalls, Salmonella |

Madoff Report Said to Slam SEC

Issues surrounding the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) oversight of Bernard Madoff—now spending 150 years in prison for orchestrating an historic Ponzi scam—have raised serious questions for months now. According to FOX Business, the SEC’s inspector general, H. David Kotz, … Continue reading

Posted in Stock Fraud |

Listeria Worries Prompt Quesos Mi Pueblito to Recall More Cheese

Quesos Mi Pueblito, LLC of New Jersey is recalling more cheese products because of potential < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria contamination. All of the cheeses involved in this recall bear a “Sell by Date” from February 2, 2009 to present. Products involved in … Continue reading

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First Lawsuit Filed by Business Against Tennessee Valley Authority

Readers of this column are all-to-familiar with last year’s historic < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Tennessee_Fly_Ash_Spill">fly ash spill that dumped a mind-boggling 5.4 million cubic yards—over one billion gallons—of toxic coal sludge into Tennessee’s Emory and Clinch rivers and the 300 acres surrounding the … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Jeep Wrangler Under Investigation for Alleged Fire Risk

The federal government is investigating a fire risk that may be associated with Jeep Wranglers, according to the Associated Press. According to the report, the possible < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Jeep Wrangler defect under investigation could affect as many as 220,000 vehicles. According … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Motor Vehicles |

The Acreage Investigation Points to Elevated Cancer Levels

People living in one Florida community may be experiencing elevated levels of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/diseases">cancer, the state health department says. According to The Palm Beach Post, the findings of a recent study of cancer in The Acreage have prompted the Florida … Continue reading

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Melon Acres Cantaloupes Recalled Due to Potential Salmonella

Melon Acres just announced the recall of cantaloupes that were distributed through Farm-Wey Produce of Lakeland, Florida due to potential health concerns related to contamination with the Salmonella pathogen. The recall was issued following a testing on Tuesday, August 11, … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Zinc in Poligrip, Fixodent Could Cause Neurologic Health Problems

Denture creams, like Poligrip and Fixodent, have been associated with a variety of neurologic health problems. According to recent research, the zinc used in these denture creams appears to be behind many such ailments. A small amount of zinc is … Continue reading

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Frigidaire, Kenmore Electric Ranges Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

About 200,000 Frigidaire and Kenmore Elite Smoothtop Electric Ranges are being recalled, announced the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The appliances, which are manufactured by Frigidaire, a division of Electrolux Home Products Inc., of Augusta, Georgia have been recalled … Continue reading

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