Daily Archives: April 12, 2011

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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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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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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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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk

Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk, Study Suggests

A new study has linked the use of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), an injectable type of birth control, to an increased risk of HIV infection.

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Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Australian Health Agency Issues Warning for Battery Problem with Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation DevicesTGA has issued a safety warning for InterStim and InterStim II neurostimulation devices, because of possible early depletion of the battery.

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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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Active Leisure Tents Sold at Costco Recalled For Fire Hazard

About 19,000 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Active Leisure Folding Canopy Tents have been recalled for fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. Active Leisure Inc., of Yinzhou, Ningbo, China, manufactured the recalled Active Leisure Folding Canopy Tents.

Posted in Product Recalls |

Recall of Vitek 2 Gram Negative Susceptibility Cards

Following up on its September 16, 2010 communication, bioMérieux, Inc. is expanding its global medical device recall of VITEK® 2 Gram Negative Susceptibility Cards, which contain the antibiotic Piperacillin/Tazobactam (TZP). These cards, which were manufactured after March 10, 2009, are … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Moog Curlin Ambulatory Infusion Pump Recall Deemed Class I

Moog Inc. of East Aurora, New York just announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified its medical device recall of the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Curlin 6000 CMS, Curlin 6000 CMS IOD, PainSmart, and PainSmart IOD ambulatory infusion pumps, … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Heart Failure Patients Do Worse in Nursing Homes

Medicare patients discharged from the hospital and released to a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/nursing_home_negligence">nursing home are likelier to be hospitalized again or to die within one year, versus patients released to their homes, according to Internal Medicine News. The findings are from … Continue reading

Posted in Nursing Home Abuse |

Is Natural Gas Really Cleaner than Coal?

Natural gas, long touted as a clean energy alternative, may not be as green as proponents would like us to believe. A study conducted by researchers at Cornell University has found that natural gas drilling may do even more damage … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Study Looks at Corticosteroids and Pregnancy

Although earlier studies have made a link between < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">oral corticosteroids and orofacial clefts in babies born to women taking these drugs during pregnancy, the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) says that the increased link does not exist. This finding … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral Component Lawsuit Filed in Illinois

A lawsuit has been filed against Zimmer Holdings Inc. and its subsidiaries which claims that the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral knee replacement system is defective. The plaintiff, a resident of Illinois, claims his Zimmer NexGen knee failed less than … Continue reading

Posted in Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex knee implants |

Topamax Linked to Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate

Another medical group is warning patients about the dangers associated with the anticonvulsant medication < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/topamax-birth-defects-side-effects-clefts-lawsuit">Topamax (generic: topiramate) when used by expectant mothers. Now, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is warning family physicians about the increased likelihood of … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Topamax Oral Clefts |

Japan Nuclear Crisis Worsens, Now at Same Level as Chernobyl Disaster

The Japan nuclear crisis took an ominous turn yesterday, with officials declaring that the emergency at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was now as severe as the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. According to a report on MSNBC, nuclear regulators … Continue reading

Posted in Radiation Exposure Environmental Contamination |

Fosamax Thigh Fractures, Other Side Effects May Accompany Long-Term Use

Taking < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/fosamax">Fosamax, the popular osteoporosis treatment used by millions of women, for too long may do serious damage to the bones it is supposed to protect. Debilitating Fosamax side effects may include thigh fractures, as well as a disorder … Continue reading

Posted in Fosamax, Pharmaceuticals |

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