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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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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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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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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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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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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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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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Gas Fireplaces Recalled for Laceration Hazard

A product recall involving about 40 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Gas Fireplaces has been implemented due to laceration hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The defective gas fireplaces were manufactured in Canada by Kingsman Fireplaces, of Canada and sold … Continue reading

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Cell Phone Use May Weaken Bones, Study Finds

Exactly how dangerous < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Cell-Phones-Cause-Cancer-Radiation-Exposure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">cell phone radiation might be has been an issue of dispute, with the industry, not surprisingly, insisting the devices are safe. While numerous studies point to links between the devices and dangerous diseases including cancer and … Continue reading

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Plan for Waste Injection Well in Conroe Oil Field Ignites Controversy in Texas

Concerned residents of Conroe, Texas have been fighting a five year battle to prevent the opening of an underground landfill on an < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Legacy-Oil-Field-Remediation-Environmental-Contamination-Lawsuit-Lawyer">old oil field because of concerns it will poison aquifers that provide drinking water to millions of … Continue reading

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Most Triad Alcohol Wipes Tested Found to be Tainted

Following a number of recalls, contamination with the Bacillus cereus pathogen AND the Elizabethkingia meningoseptic pathogen, and allegations of life-threatening illnesses and death, an investigation into Triad Group’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">tainted alcohol prep products, pads, wipes, and swabs has found that … Continue reading

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CDC Investigating Two Food Poisoning Outbreaks

The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) just announced that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently said that the total number of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">food poisoning cases in two particular outbreaks has risen to 26. … Continue reading

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Japan Nuclear Crises Takes Ominous Turn, More Radiation Detected in Western U.S.

As the Japan nuclear crises worsened today, it was also learned that several more Western states have detected small amounts of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Radiation-Exposure-Environmental-Contamination-Dumping-Spill-Lawsuit">radiation that apparently made its way across the Pacific Ocean. According to a statement on the U.S. Environmental … Continue reading

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Drug Resistant Superbug Reported in California Nursing Homes

Nursing homes are being plagued with a potentially fatal < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/hospital_infections">drug-resistant infection, with over 350 cases reported in Southern California. Health officials say additional tracking is needed, wrote the LA Times. The bacterium—Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP)—is turning up at healthcare … Continue reading

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Texas Fracking Disclosure Bill Could Change Regulatory Landscape

A bill in Texas that would require the disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing could become a model for other states if it is adopted. According to a report in The New York Times, the bill, which was introduced … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson Unit Recalls Surgical Drainage Products for Sterility Problems

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit is issuing another recall, this time for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">surgical drainage products that may not be sterile. It was only last month that Ethicon recalled 70,000 vials of its Dermabond Wound Product, a liquid wound-sealing product, … Continue reading

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