Monthly Archives: March 2011

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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Continue, New Complaint Filed by Tennessee Resident

Actos bladder cancer lawsuits continue, with a new complaint filed by a resident of Tennessee. The national law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, represents the Tennessee man who alleges that Actos caused his bladder cancer.

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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday due to a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. Police are investigating the accident, Newsday reports. According to Newsday, the 81-year-old man was driving a Nissan Altima west in the right lane, west of Exit 42. He ...

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Transvaginal Mesh a Nightmare for Thousands of Women

Thousands of women who have received transvaginal mesh surgical implants to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are now living a nightmare, thanks to debilitating pain, bleeding, infection and other serious complications. According to the Sun-Sentinel, many of the women injured by transvaginal mesh claim ...

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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

Posted in Health Concerns |

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

Posted in Radiation Exposure Environmental Contamination |

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

Posted in Renu |

Texas DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuit Claims Metal Contamination

Another defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Hip-Implant-Recall-Johnson-and-Johnson">DePuy hip implant lawsuit has been filed, this time in Texas. Richard Dykes said that if he knew about the issues with the DePuy device, he would never have undergone hip replacement surgery with the faulty medical … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Depuy |

X-Hero and Male Enhancer Dietary Supplements Recalled

USA Far Ocean Group Inc., of Alhambra, California, is conducting a product recall of two of its counterfeit supplement products: < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">X-Hero and Male Enhancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. FDA representatives conducted a lab analysis … Continue reading

Posted in Product Recalls |

FDA Asks Maker of Tainted Alcohol Swabs and Wipes to Cease Production

Federal health regulators have asked H&P Industries Inc., which does business as the Triad Group of Hartland, Wisconsin, to stop making and distributing alcohol swabs and other medical products. According to a report on MSNBC, the Food & Drug Administration … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

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