Monthly Archives: September 2010

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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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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

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

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday due to a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. Police are investigating the accident, Newsday reports. According to Newsday, the 81-year-old man was driving a Nissan Altima west in the right lane, west of Exit 42. He ...

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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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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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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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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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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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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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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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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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Wall Hooks Recalled for Violating Lead Paint Standard

About 4,450 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">“S T U F F” and Paw Wall Hooks have been recalled by Midwest-CBK, Inc., of Union City, Tennessee, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using these … Continue reading

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60 Million Avalide Tablets Recalled

The blood pressure medication < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Avalide is being recalled in the US and Puerto Rico, Bristol-Myers Squibb announced today. The company said the recall involves 62 lots, or 60 million tablets, manufactured before November 2009 at its plant in Puerto … Continue reading

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JP Morgan Chase Suspends Foreclosures

JP Morgan Chase is suspending 56,000 home foreclosures to review legal procedures. The move comes just days after < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/GMAC_Wrongful_Foreclosures_lawyer_lawsuit_attorney">GMAC Mortgage suspended an undisclosed number of foreclosures in order to do the same. According to The New York Times, JP … Continue reading

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ThermaCare Heatwrap Products Recalled

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, a business of Pfizer, Inc., just issued a voluntary recall of one lot of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">ThermaCare HeatWraps Menstrual Product distributed in the United States and Puerto Rico, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. Pfizer … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Product Recalls, Recalled Medical Devices |

PA House Passes Gas Drilling Tax, Debate Moves to State Senate

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has approved a severance tax on natural gas drilling – including hydraulic fracturing – in the state. It remains to be seen if the tax will make it through the state’s Republican-controlled Senate. For the … Continue reading

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Black & Decker Recalls Cordless Lawn Mowers

Black & Decker (US) Inc., of Townson, Maryland, just issued a large recall for about 160,000 of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Black & Decker and Craftsman brand Cordless Electric Lawnmowers due to laceration hazard, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson CEO to Concede Mistakes in Drug Recalls

Johnson & Johnson’s CEO Bill Weldon is schedule to testify before Congress today about his company’s handling of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Childrens-Tylenol">recalls of Children’s Tylenol and other drugs. According to The New York Times, Weldon’s prepared testimony for his appearance before the … Continue reading

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House Finally Passes Ground Zero Responder Bill

We recently wrote that the US House of Representatives was, again, looking into a bill to provide about $7.4 billion to sickened < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/world_trade_center_emergency_workers">World Trade Center (WTC) rescue and recovery workers, with similar measures pending in the Senate. The Ground … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

Fisher-Price Issues Massive Recall for Tricycles, High Chairs, and Toys

Fisher-Price is recalling more than 10 million defective tricycles, high chairs and toys for infants and toddlers in the US and Canada. The recalled products are linked to 24 reported incidents of injuries to young children. A complete list of … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Toys, Defective Products, Product Recalls |

Infant Sleep Positioners Linked to12 Deaths

Both the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have issued a warning not to use < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Infant Sleep Positioners. In the last 13 years, the federal government has received 12 reports of … Continue reading

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