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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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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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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

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The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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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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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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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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Life Insurance Company of North America Settles Charges it Mishandled Disability Claims

Prague Duet movie download Life Insurance Company of North America has reached an agreement with the California Department of Insurance to settle charges of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/disability_claim_denial">disability claims handling violations. Under the terms of the settlement, Life Insurance Company of North … Continue reading

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Lamplight Farms Recalls Fuel Containers

Lamplight Farms Inc., of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin is recalling about 720,000 of its Flame Guards on Clear-Vu® Torch Fuel Containers due to < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The flame guards on the recalled … Continue reading

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EPA To Reform Toxic Chemical Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just announced its plans to review six controversial < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">toxic chemicals, Environmental Health News is reporting. President Obama’s top environmental official—EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson—announced a plan to change how the United States regulates toxic chemicals … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Swine Flu Vaccine Worries Some

Some patient advocates are concerned that the new swine flu vaccine may not be safe for everyone. The worry that the vaccine has not been subjected to enough testing, and fear that there could be a repeat of the public … Continue reading

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FDA Delays Cervarix Decision, Glaxo Says British Death Not Behind Delay

U.S. regulators have postponed an approval decision on GlaxoSmithKline’s cervical cancer vaccine, Cervarix. The Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) delay of the Cervarix decision came a day after news broke that a British girl had died only hours after receiving … Continue reading

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Hep C Scrub Tech Sentenced to 20 Years

Kristen Diane Parker, 26, the scrub tech who is infected with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/hepatitis">hepatitis C and who agreed, earlier this week to a plea agreement on charges stemming from her alleged theft of fentanyl syringes has been sentenced to 20 years … Continue reading

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Class Of Diabetes Drugs That Includes Avandia Linked To Fracture Risk

The risk of bone fracture in individuals taking thiazolidinediones has again been suggested in another recent study. Science Daily just reported that research published this week in PLoS Medicine discussed the risk between the type 2 diabetes drugs and bone … Continue reading

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Toyota Set to Issue Massive Recall Over Deadly Floor Mats

Toyota is poised to recall 3.8 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles because of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/defective_vehicle_parts">defective floor mats. According to the Detroit Free Press, the recall will be the automaker’s largest ever U.S. safety recall. Earlier this month, we reported that … Continue reading

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Chinese-Made Tires Often Dangerous

We have long been covering the issue of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">consumer products, foods, and medications imported to the United Sates from China that have made news for toxins, high lead levels, bogus ingredients, and general defectiveness. Now, MSNBC has reported that … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Toys, Defective Products, Food Products, Motor Vehicles |

Madoff Trustee to Sue Sons, Other Relatives

It seems everyone has been awaiting word on when the court-appointed trustee—Irving Picard—in the historic Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme would go after other members of Bernard’s family. Duped investors, investigators, and virtually anyone who has read about the massive financial … Continue reading

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