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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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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from TheHeart.org. An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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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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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution


The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

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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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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.

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Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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Case Report Details Rare Pneumonia with Cubicin Treatment

An article in the Journal of Medical Case Reports has detailed a rare case of eosinophilic pneumonia following the administration of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Cubicin (daptomycin) in a 78-year -old man. Last July, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) requested that … Continue reading

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Rhode Island Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 25, Linked to Raw Eggs

The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is continuing to investigate a potentially dangerous < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella outbreak, possibly related to zeppoles, said the Rhode Island government. To date, HEALTH has received reports of 25 people who have been sickened statewide, … Continue reading

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Poor Denture Fit Ups Risk of Denture Cream Zinc Poisoning

Poorly fitting dentures could put some people at risk for zinc poisoning if they use a product like < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Fixodent-Denture-Cream">Fixodent to keep them in place. That’s because people with ill fitting denture are more likely to use excessive amounts of … Continue reading

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Injectable Cancer Drug Recalled Over Particulate Matter

APP Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is issuing a recall of five lots potentially defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Irinotecan Hydrochloride Injection, a medication used for recurrent or progressive metastatic colorectal cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. APP has voluntarily recalled lots … Continue reading

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ADHD Symptoms may Worsen Due to Food Dyes

For some time now, studies have suggested links between < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">artificial food dyes and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)—a typically pediatric neurodevelopmental disorder that can also affect adults. Now, an emerging study has found that children diagnosed with ADHD could … Continue reading

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Japan Radiation Detected in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania Rainwater

Radiation from Japan’s stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant has turned up in rainwater in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also said over the weekend that it had received “verbal reports” of higher levels of radiation in rainwater … Continue reading

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Kaba Simplex Locks In Thousands of Homes, High Security Government Buildings Aren’t So Secure, Lawsuits Claim

Eleven lawsuits are pending in an Ohio federal court over Kaba Ilco Corps.’ Simplex Pushbutton Locks. Plaintiffs claim the keyless locks, which utilize a PIN code technology, can be easily opened with a commercially available magnet. According to a report … Continue reading

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Mislabeled Citalopram, Finasteride Tablets Recalled

A potentially dangerous case of switched medications has been announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which said that Greenstone LLC has issued a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">drug recall, down to the patient level, of medicines with lot number FI0510058-A … Continue reading

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MI Windows and Doors Class Action Lawsuit Claims Defective Windows Caused Property Damage

A consumer in North Carolina has filed a class action against MI Windows and Doors, Inc. of Pennsylvania, claiming the company’s 8500/3500 single hung windows are defective, and allowed water intrusion which caused property damage. The lawsuit charges MI Windows … Continue reading

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Early Menopause Linked to PFCs

Stable compounds with industrial and commercial uses,< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances"> PFCs’ (perfluorocarbons) ubiquity spans from many common household products such as furniture, cosmetics, and food packaging, are also found in stain-resistance coatings and fire-fighting foams. The dangerous chemicals have most recently been … Continue reading

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