Monthly Archives: July 2010

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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

81-year-old Port Jefferson Station man was killed in a crash at 4:57 a.m.. He lost control of the vehicle traveling west on Northern State Pkwy, on exit 42, Dix Hills.

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Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Long Island, New York Auto Shop

Two men were found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a Holbrook, New York, auto-detailing shop Thursday night, Suffolk County police say.

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Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

A car accident on LI left one person dead & two more critically injured. The crash occurred Monday in Deer Park on Straight Path, south of Sagamore Lane.

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Indiana Woman Alleges Serious Injuries From Transvaginal Mesh Products

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered injuries after receiving transvaginal mesh implants. The lawsuit suit alleges that the transvaginal mesh created an unreasonable risk and directly caused her injuries.

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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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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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Pradaxa Associated with more Complications than Warfarin, According to Early Study Findings

Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

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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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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Madoff Family Targeted in $30 Million Lawsuit

Irving Picard, the court-appointed trustee who has been working to recover the billions of dollars lost in the historic < "">Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme, has just filed three lawsuits, said The Associated Press (AP). Madoff, 72, pleaded guilty to running … Continue reading

Posted in Stock Fraud |

Nutraloid Labs Recalls Dietary Supplements

Nutraloid Labs Inc. just announced that it is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of two dietary supplement products sold under the names: < "">Ejaculoid XXTREME and Stimuloid II, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The FDA advised … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Product Recalls |

Another Study Sees Avandia, Actos Fracture Risk

Another study has added to the growing body of evidence linking < "">Avandia and < "">Actos to an increased risk of fractures. This latest research, which appears in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, found that the drugs increased … Continue reading

Posted in Avandia, Pharmaceuticals |

Beware Accidental Evamist Exposure, FDA Warns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that inadvertent exposure to < "">Evamist through skin contact with patients using this product has the potential for adverse effects in children and pets. Evamist contains estradiol, an estrogen hormone, and … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Oil Spill from Ruptured Pipeline Threatens Lake Michigan

A pipeline leak that has spilled anywhere from 800,000 gallons to 1 million gallons of oil into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River has resulted in evacuations and is threatening Lake Michigan. Residents living close to the < "">oil spill have been told … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Oil Spills |

Listeria Sprout Recall Expanded

Specialty Farms is voluntarily recalling certain Alfalfa sprout products with a best if sold by date of “8/3/2010″ and “8/1/2010,” the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The sprouts have the potential to be contaminated with < "">Listeria … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Food Poisoning, Food Products, Listeria, Product Recalls, Recalled Food Products |

Motorized Wheelchair Suspected in Texas House Fire

A < "">motorized wheelchair may be to blame for a Corpus Christi, Texas house fire that displaced a family of four earlier this month. Fortunately, no one was injured in the blaze. Surprisingly, motorized wheelchair fires are not unheard of. … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Defective Medical Devices |

User Complaints Prompt Apple to Probe iOS 4 Upgrade Problems

Apple is investigating problems with its < "">iOS 4 operating system. According to some very unhappy iPhone 3G users, upgrading to iOS 4 has rendered their phones all but useless. The new operating system was released at the end of … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

Group Sues Over Antimicrobial Soaps

The Natural Resources Defense Council just filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for failing to issue a final rule regulating the chemicals < "">triclosan and triclocarban, which are commonly found in antibacterial soaps. These chemicals … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Oil, Dispersants from BP Spill May Have Entered Gulf Food Chain

Scientists have raised yet another alarm about the dispersants BP has used in unprecedented amounts to break up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. According to, researchers have found an oil and dispersant mix beneath the shells of post-larval … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Health Concerns, Oil Spills, Toxic Substances |

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