Daily Archives: March 30, 2011

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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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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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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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Research Study Confirms Fracking Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Research Study Confirms Fracking as Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Fracking operation near Poland Township, Ohio, activated a previously unknown fault in the, causing 77 earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 1.0 to 3.0 in March 2014.

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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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Class I Recall for Accu-Check FlexLink Plus Infusion Sets

Defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">ACCU-CHEK FlexLink Plus Infusion Sets are being recalled for potential under-delivery of insulin due to a tube (cannula) which may become kinked or bent when inserting the defective medical device, the U.S. Food and Drug and Administration (FDA) … Continue reading

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Tainted IV Bags Eyed in Alabama Hospital Deaths

Nine deaths have been attributed to < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">tainted IV bags in six hospitals in Alabama, according to health officials, said CNN. A total of 19 patients have been infected with the dangerous serratia marcescens bacteremia following IV feeding with the … Continue reading

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13 Sick in Cantaloupe Salmonella Outbreak

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have just announced a multi-state outbreak of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella. The dangerous pathogen has been linked to tainted cantaloupe, which has sickened 13 in five states, according to CNN Health. There have … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Another Recall of Smelly Tylenol Issued by Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson is recalling more musty-smelling Tylenol. The new recall from Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit involves around 34,000 150-count bottles of Tylenol 8 Hour Extended Release Caplets. The latest < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Tylenol-Liver-Damage-Injury-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Tylenol recall was prompted by a … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

One Death in Rhode Island Salmonella Outbreak

With 39 people sickened and 24 hospitalized, it’s no surprise that one person has reportedly died in a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella outbreak linked to zeppoles made by DeFusco’s Bakery of Johnston, Rhode Island. The Associated Press (AP) said an investigation is … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Radiation from Japan Nuclear Disaster Spreads Across U.S.

More radiation from Japan’s nuclear crisis has reached the mainland U.S. According to various media reports, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Radiation-Exposure-Environmental-Contamination-Dumping-Spill-Lawsuit">radioactive material from Japan has also turned up in Canada, South Korea, China and Germany. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), … Continue reading

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North Texas Misery Blamed on Barnett Shale Fracking Boom

Some residents of North Texas are blaming natural gas drilling in the Barnett shale for respiratory problems and other ailments. According to a report in the Houston Chronicle, a few – including the Mayor of Dish, Texas – have chosen … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Evaporation of Contact Lens Solution Reduces Effectiveness

Partially evaporated contact lens solution loses much of its disinfectant ability, according to a new study. Many contact lens wearers unwittingly use partially evaporated solution, which can occur when contact lens wearers reuse solution or fail to recap their lens … Continue reading

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