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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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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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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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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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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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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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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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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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