Monthly Archives: June 2010

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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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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 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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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research


The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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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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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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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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Power Adapters Sold With Heated Pet Beds Recalled

About 20,000 < "">Power Adapters for Heated Pet Beds Sold with PetSafe® Heated Wellness Sleepers have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The recalled Power Adapters for Heated Pet Beds Sold with PetSafe® Heated Wellness … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Product Recalls |

Super Lightning Rocket Fireworks Recalled for Burn Risk

About 4,700 < "">Super Lightning Rocket Fireworks have been recalled by Big Fireworks, of Lansing, Michigan, due to risk of burn, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The rockets are overloaded with pyrotechnic composition, violating the federal … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Defective Products, Product Recalls |

PA List of Fracking Chemicals Includes Possible Carcinogens, Other Toxins

A list of chemicals used in Pennsylvania natural gas drilling operations has been assembled by the state’s environmental regulator. According to the Associated Press, the list is believed to be the first complete inventory of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Health Concerns, Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking, Toxic Substances |

CPSC Issues Annual Warning for Fireworks, Sparkler Injuries

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) wants consumers to put safety into play if fireworks are part of their upcoming Fourth of July celebrations. Thousands of injuries occur with < "">sparklers, firecrackers, and aerials, and some 200 fireworks injuries … Continue reading

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200 Habitat for Humanity Homes in New Orleans Built with Chinese Drywall

Habitat for Humanity has begun investigating around 50 New Orleans homes it built following Hurricane Katrina amid concerns that they contain potentially defective Chinese drywall. According to a report by ProPublica, the organization has already confirmed that five houses have … Continue reading

Posted in Chinese Drywall |

Ban Urged On Artificial Food Dyes

The consumer group The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is calling for a ban on < "">artificial food dyes saying, said WebMD, that none of the food dyes—there are nine out there—that have been approved for use … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

High Court Refuses to Hear Pfizer’s Appeal of Nigerian Trovan Lawsuit

A U.S. lawsuit against Pfizer Inc. on behalf of Nigerian families who claim their children were subjected to non-consensual drug testing will be allowed to go forward. According to a report in The Christian Science Monitor, the U.S. Supreme Court … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

FDA’s Failure to Regulate BPA Draws Lawsuit

The Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) filed a lawsuit yesterday against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over the agency’s failure to regulate < "">bisphenol A—BPA—said the SFGate. BPA is a highly ubiquitous polycarbonate plastics chemical that is known … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Hurricane Alex Wreaks Havoc with BP Oil Spill Clean Up

More oil is being pushed up on Gulf Coast beaches, thanks to rough seas created by Hurricane Alex. According to the Associated Press, waves as high as 6 feet and winds over 25 mph were forecast through tomorrow just offshore … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Oil Spills |

Scope Mouthwash Recalled

About 35,000 bottles of < "">Scope® Original Mint Mouthwash, 1-Liter Size, have been recalled by Procter & Gamble Co., of Cincinnati, Ohio due to failure to meet child-resistant closure requirement, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Product Recalls |

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