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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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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by Medicalxpress.com, this “genotoxicity” could ...

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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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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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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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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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J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled - Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled Over Potential Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, has recalled a specific lot of its J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food over potential contamination with the dangerous, Listeria monocytogenes pathogen.

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Even “BPA-Free” Products Leach Estrogen Mimicking Chemicals, Study Finds

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">Bisphenol A—BPA—long a culprit in the controversy regarding estrogen- and hormone-mimicking compounds leaching out of plastic consumer products might not be the only chemical culprit. According to a new study being published in the scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives, … Continue reading

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Children’s Jewelry may Contain Dangerous Levels of Cadmium

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">Cadmium, considered an even more dangerous toxic metal than lead, is a known carcinogen and can interfere with brain development in very young children; longer-term effects of cadmium might not always be immediately evident. The federal government has long … Continue reading

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E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Hazelnuts in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin

After nut products were linked to seven cases of foodborne illness in Missouri, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, DeFranco and Sons of Los Angeles, California, issued a recall of bulk and consumer-packaged in-shell, hazelnut and mixed nut products containing hazelnuts over concerns … Continue reading

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Oil Fracking Poised to Be Next Big Boom

We’ve written exhaustively on this site about hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in regards to natural gas drilling, and the environmental problems posed by that extraction method. But fracking can also be used to drill for oil, which may pose some … Continue reading

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Smith & Nephew Recalls IV PREP Antiseptic Wipes for Possible Bacterial Contaminati

Smith & Nephew’s Advanced Wound Management division just announced a U.S. voluntary nationwide recall of selected lots of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">IV PREP Antiseptic Wipes (product number 59421200) that were manufactured by The Triad Group. This recall follows a prior nationwide … Continue reading

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Airlines Fined, Execs Get Prison Time Over Price Fixing Scam

Federal prosecutors are accusing the airline industry of a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Air_Cargo_Price_Fixing">wide-scale price fixing scam in which false increases on surcharges for passengers and cargo fuel were made to avoid financial fall-out, said the Associated Press (AP). The scam followed a … Continue reading

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Users of Fixodent, Other Denture Creams Should be Wary of Zinc

Because < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Fixodent-Denture-Cream">Fixodent and other denture creams contain zinc, denture wearers are being advised to pay attention to the amount of zinc they consume. According to an article published in the March/April 2011 issue of “General Dentistry,” the peer-reviewed clinical … Continue reading

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CT Scan Radiation Overdoses Reported at Cabell Huntington Hospital in West Virginia

Another large hospital is at the center of a scandal involving < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Radiation-Overexposure-Medical-Devices-Lawsuit-Lawyer">radiation overdoses from CT scans. According to The New York Times, the CT scan radiation overdoses occurred at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia for more than … Continue reading

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Skippy® Peanut Butter Recall Issued Over Salmonella Scare

Unilever United States, Inc. just initiated a limited recall of Skippy® Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy® Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. No other Skippy® products are … Continue reading

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Fracking Injection Wells Closed After Arkansas Earthquakes

Two natural gas drillers in Arkansas have agreed to stop using two injection wells in the state until it can be determined if they are causing earthquakes in the area. The injection wells, located near Greenbrier and Guy, are used … Continue reading

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