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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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Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

E. District of Missouri denied motion to dismiss conspiracy claims. Lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to misrepresent true dangers with use of talcum powder.

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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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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...

Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

DeflateGate’s-Effects-Impact-Legal-Gambling-and-the-Economy

The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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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. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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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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Government Shutdown Will Hamper Food, Drug Inspections

The expected government shutdown will significantly impact the frequency of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">food and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">drug inspections, says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “We will be pretty severely limited. We’re hopeful that a resolution is reached before it comes … Continue reading

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FDA Seizes Triad Group Medical Products

U.S. Marshalls this week seized $6 million worth of medical products from H&P Industries Inc., which does business as Triad Group, at the behest of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The raid was prompted by the failure of … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Deadly Listeria Outbreak Tied to Hogshead Cheese

A < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria outbreak last year, that killed two people in Louisiana and prompted a 500,000-pound processed meat recall, is making headlines again. The deadly Listeria outbreak is the featured topic in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a … Continue reading

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Antibiotic Overuse Creating Superbugs, WHO Says

We often write about the issue of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">antibiotic overuse and misuse, warning about the potential global ramifications connected to these problems. Drug resistance—specifically antibiotic resistance—has become more than just worrisome. Antibiotic drug resistance implications are dangerous, deadly, and here. … Continue reading

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Alabama Hospital Outbreak Tied to Poor Sterilization

The deadly bacterial outbreak that led to infections in 19 patients at six Alabama hospitals was most probably caused by a sterilization process gone wrong. Nine people died as a result of the infection believed to be linked to tainted … Continue reading

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Hospital Errors More Common Than Thought

People are suffering < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/medical_malpractice">hospital errors more often than first believed. According to Reuters, some one in three Americans are injured over hospital mistakes. U.S. researchers used a new measurement tool to determine hospital mistakes, finding about 10 times more … Continue reading

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Group Launches Campaign to Reduce Cell Phone Radiation Exposure

A non-profit environmental group has launched a global campaign for safer cell phones. According to its press release, the Environmental Health Trust (EHT) will promote the public right to know about ways to reduce cell phone radiation in a dozen … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania wants Water Tested for Radioactive Fracking Waste

Pennsylvania environmental regulators said yesterday they will begin testing drinking water supplies for radioactive materials, following a push from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The state’s action follows a New York Times expose published last month that revealed potentially … Continue reading

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Tysabri Label Modified to Include More Brain Infection Data

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/tysabri">Tysabri, the multiple sclerosis drug marketed by Biogen Idec Inc. and Elan Corp is having its label updated to include new data about the incidence of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, or PML, a rare brain infection. According to a report … Continue reading

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