Monthly Archives: March 2010

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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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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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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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Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

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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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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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Geodon the antipsychotic drug can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction

Geodon can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction, FDA Warns

The FDA has required a new warning label for the antipsychotic drug Geodon (ziprasidone) to include the risk of a potentially fatal skin reaction.

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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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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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FDA Reviewing Stalevo for Possible Prostate Cancer Risk

Federal health regulators are investigating a possible prostate cancer risk associated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Stalevo, a drug used to treat Parkinson’s disease. According to a notice on the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Web site, data from a long-term clinical trial, … Continue reading

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Beware of Salmonella from Easter Chicks, Ducklings, CDC Warns

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) writes that while < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella are a common cause of food borne illness, the dangerous—sometimes-deadly—pathogen can also be spread to people by direct contact with animals that carry the bacteria, such … Continue reading

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Group Declares 2009 The Year of the Nursery Product Recall

Advocacy group, Kids In Danger, just announced that 2009 saw the most < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">nursery product recalls in history and just issued the annual study—The Year of the Nursery Product Recall—on the problem. The report was released in collaboration with U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Toys, Defective Products |

Former FDA Scientist Claims Radiation Concerns Were Suppressed

Earlier last year we wrote that many critics of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had long complained of food and drug safety problems, corruption, conflicts of interest, and budgeting and system problems that appeared to be routine at … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Girls Ski Jackets Recalled For Entrapment Hazard

Sport Obermeyer Ltd. is voluntarily recalling about 3,900 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Posey, Lily, Rose and Daisy Girls’ Ski Jackets imported by Sport Obermeyer, Ltd., of Aspen, Colorado, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. Consumers should stop using the recalled … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Product Recalls |

MasXtreme Dietary Supplements Recalled

Natural Wellness, Inc. just issued a nationwide voluntary recall of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">MasXtreme Capsules, Marketed As a Dietary Supplement, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced. Natural Wellness is warning consumers not to purchase or consume the product known as … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Pharmaceuticals |

Crestor as Preventative Medicine Raises Concerns

The maker of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/crestor">Crestor is about to start marketing it to people who don’t have cholesterol problems as a preventive measure. According to The New York Times, while the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved this expanded use … Continue reading

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Modern Products Seasonings Recalled Over Salmonella Risk

Modern Products, Inc. is initiating a recall of products manufactured with HVP (Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein) supplied by Basic Food Flavors of Las Vegas, Nevada, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. As we have been writing, the HVP … Continue reading

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

Yaz, Yasmin News from Europe

Yaz and Yasmin will be allowed to remain on the market in Switzerland, despite concerns about the drugs’ side effects. Meanwhile, Bayer Schering Pharma, a unit of Bayer AG, said Friday it will update its label for Yasmin in the … Continue reading

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New Lead Paint Rules to Take Effect

Effective April 22, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be implementing stringent new rules regarding < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/lead_paint_poisoning">lead paint, said NOLA.com. The mandates affect the way in which contractors will handle lead paint in older homes, which is expected to … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

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