Monthly Archives: April 2010

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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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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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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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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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Research Study Confirms Fracking Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Research Study Confirms Fracking as Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Fracking operation near Poland Township, Ohio, activated a previously unknown fault in the, causing 77 earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 1.0 to 3.0 in March 2014.

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

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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Estimates of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Grow, As Slick Reaches Mississippi Delta

The news regarding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill just keeps getting worse. The federal government now says as much as 25,000 barrels of oil per day could be leaking from the well in the Gulf of Mexico. The massive spill … Continue reading

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More Simplicity Cribs Recalled After Infant Death

The death of an infant has prompted a recall of all < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Simplicity cribs with tubular metal mattress-support frames. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), this recall applies to both drop-side and fixed-side Simplicity cribs. The crib’s tubular … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Product Recalls |

Yamaha Recalls 20,000 ATVs for Crash Hazard

A large recall of about 20,000 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Yamaha All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) manufactured by Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A., of Cypress, California was just announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The steering column support assembly can crack and cause … Continue reading

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FDA Criticized For Handling of Tainted Heparin Investigation

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is facing criticism over the way it handled a 2008 investigation into < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/heparin">tainted heparin. The heparin, the active ingredient of which was manufactured in China, was linked to 80 deaths and hundreds of … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Gogo Sports Recalls Hooded Sweatshirts

About 2,400 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings, manufactured by Gogo Sports Inc., of San Francisco, California, have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood, which can pose … Continue reading

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Topamax Illegal Marketing Charges Settled

Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical LLC and Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, have agreed to pay $81 million to settle federal charges regarding the illegal marketing of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/topamax_birth_defects">Topamax. Topamax, made by Ortho-McNeil Neurologics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, was originally … Continue reading

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Egg Shakers Recalled for Lead Paint Violations

Discount School Supply of Monterey, California is recalling about 3,000 of its Double Egg Shakers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The recalled Double Egg Shakers are being recalled because surface paint on the red eggs contains … Continue reading

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Goldman Sachs Faces Possible Criminal Probe

Goldman Sachs, already facing a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) civil lawsuit, might be the subject of a criminal probe. According to The Wall Street Journal, an unnamed source has said the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan is conducting a … Continue reading

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Toyota Resumes Sales of Recalled Lexus SUV

Following Consumer Reports magazine’s “don’t buy” and “unacceptable” warnings earlier this month, Toyota is resuming sales of its Lexus GX 460 SUV, said USA Today. The rare warning was issued on April 13 over problems with the stability control and … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Product Recalls |

Oil From Deepwater Horizon Spill Reported on Shore

Oil from the massive spill triggered by the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion appears to have reached the U.S. Gulf Coast. According to The New York Times, the U.S. Coast Guard is investigating reports of oil along the shore, and … Continue reading

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