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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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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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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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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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Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System

British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System for Infection Risk

The MHRA announced the recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys wound care devices - risk of maceration, infection, loss of negative pressure, or unrecognized bleeding in wounds.

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BPA Exposure May Damage Sperm Health

Another emerging study has linked the hazardous chemical substance, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">bisphenol A—BPA—with yet another adverse physical effect. According to Natural News, the toxic substance, BPA, has been linked, again, to sperm health issues but, this time, the study involved humans. … Continue reading

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Lead-Tainted Candy Recall Expanded

Circle City Marketing and Distributing, which is doing business as (DBA) Candy Dynamics, Indianapolis, Indiana, just issued a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">candy recall over < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">lead poisoning concerns, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Circle City Marketing and Distributing … Continue reading

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Another Military Member Says Bank Wrongfully Foreclosed on His Home

A member of the Michigan National Guard says he was the victim of a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Wrongful-US-Military-Bank-Foreclosures-JP-Morgan-Chase-Lawsuit-Lawyer">wrongful foreclosure while he was deployed in Iraq. Sergeant James Hurley, who served his country in the National Guard for 25 years before retiring, has … Continue reading

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Cilantro Recalled for Possible Salmonella

Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), is warning people not to eat certain fresh cilantro distributed by Tanimura & Antle, which is based in Salinas, California. The cilantro may be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella, … Continue reading

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Salmonella Prompts Recall of Jr. Texas Taffy Pet Treats

Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is recalling its Jr. Texas Taffy pet treat (ITEM # 27077, UPC # 02280827077, All Lots up to and including 10364) because they have the potential to be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/pet_treats_salmonella">Salmonella, said … Continue reading

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Early HRT May Raise Breast Cancer Risk

We have long noted that the groundbreaking Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) trial that began in 1991, reported in 2002 that the risks of combined estrogen/progestin < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/prempro">Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) were greater than the medication’s benefits. Now, another study is … Continue reading

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Avandia Test Lawsuit Settled

An < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia lawsuit that was expected to be a test case for the thousands of similar claims pending throughout the U.S. was settled on the eve of trial. GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of Avandia, had already settled around 10,000 Avandia … Continue reading

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Andres Alonso Named to DePuy Hip Implant Litigation Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee

Andres F. Alonso, Esq., a partner of the national < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/">personal injury law firm, has been named to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the federal litigation surrounding DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System. The appointment was made by U.S. District Judge David … Continue reading

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Paintball Gun/Markers Recalled

About 1,400 BT SA-17 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Paintball Gun/Markers have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using this recalled product and notes that it is illegal to resell or to … Continue reading

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PCB Settlement Nets Alaska City $1.96 Million

A < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/PCBs_health_concerns">PCB Settlement with the Alaskan city of Unalaska and the federal government has just been reached for $1.96 million over PCB contamination, said KUCB. PCBs—polychlorinated biphenyls are man-made chemicals and PCB health effects include increased blood pressure. The … Continue reading

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