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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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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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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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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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Government Penalizes 721 Hospitals for High Rates of Infections, Injuries

Medicare is reducing payments to 721 hospitals, one out of every seven hospitals in the nation, for having high rates of “hospital-acquired” conditions (HAC.

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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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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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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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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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Baby Jogger Jump Seats Recalled for Fall Hazard

A recall has been implemented by Baby Jogger LLC, of Richmond, Virginia, for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Baby Jogger Jump Seats, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC), just announced. About 1,545 Baby Jogger Jump Seats have been recalled … Continue reading

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Beaded Door Curtains Sold at Target Recalled for Strangulation Risk

Some 79,000 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Circo Beaded Door Curtains have been recalled for strangulation risk, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The recalled product was manufactured in China by FAB/Starpoint LLC, of New York, New York, and was sold … Continue reading

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Fracking Wastewater another Natural Gas Drilling Hazard

Over the past several days, we’ve been writing about the issues surrounding the wastewater produced as a result of hydraulic fracturing. How the toxic wastewater left over from the natural gas drilling technique is disposed of raises serious questions about … Continue reading

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Listeria Prompts Recall of Chicken and Pork Products

A recall of about 64,000 pounds of chicken and pork products has been implemented by Taylor Farms Pacific, of Tracy California, over concerns that broccoli in the products could be contaminated with the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria monocytogenes pathogen, said the U.S. … Continue reading

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E. coli Found on Most Shopping Carts, Researcher Says

University of Arizona researchers analyzed shopping cart handles in four states and found that of the 85 carts tested, 72 percent had fecal bacteria markers, wrote MSNBC. The researchers then, more specifically, tested samples taken from 36 carts and found … Continue reading

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Users of Plavix, Valium, Other Meds Could Suffer Reactions if they Carry CYP2C19 Gene Variant

Does a gene variant explain a U.S. lawmaker’s odd behavior? According to Rep. David Wu, an Oregon Democrat, a variant in the CYP2C19 gene, which plays a role in metabolizing some drugs, like < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Plavix-Cerebral-Gastrointestinal-Bleeding-Hemorrhaging-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Plavix and Valium was the reason … Continue reading

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Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Follows Teen’s Use of Eye Drops

A 19-year-old girl in the United Kingdom required weeks of intensive care treatment and is looking at months of follow-up treatment following a dangerous drug reaction called < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/stevens_johnson_syndrome">Stevens-Johnson syndrome after using Optrex eye drops. According to the Voice Online, … Continue reading

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PCBs in Caulk Pose Significant – and Expensive – Problem

The threat from < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/PCBs_health_concerns">PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) in light ballasts found in schools built prior to 1979 been making news the past several months, with New York City just announcing a 10-year plan to remove PCB-tainted ballasts from schools there. … Continue reading

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Another Fracking Worry: Earthquakes in Arkansas, West Virginia and Texas

Hydraulic fracturing, the natural gas drilling technique that involves pumping fracking fluid at high pressure into the earth to release gas deposits locked in underground rock formations, has long raised concerns about air and water pollution. But now, another potential … Continue reading

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