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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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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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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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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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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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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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Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Long Island, New York Auto Shop

Two men were found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a Holbrook, New York, auto-detailing shop Thursday night, Suffolk County police say.

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EPA Wants PCB Light Ballasts Out of New York City Schools in Five Years

Federal regulators are pushing New York City to speed up its plan to remove < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/pcbs_nyc_schools">PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) from hundreds of public school buildings. While New York City announced a 10-year-plan to remove PCB-tainted light ballasts from 772 school buildings … Continue reading

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Rogue Fitness Recalls Barbell Brackets

A product recall of about 5,000 defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Rogue Fitness Barbell Brackets are being recalled over injury hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced. The recalled Rogue Fitness Barbell Brackets were manufactured in the United States and … Continue reading

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Lead Exposure Risk Prompts Girl’s Clothes Recall

Even clothing can contain < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">lead, a deadly and toxic heavy metal. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced a recall of about 90,000 Girl’s Tops distributed by My Michelle of New York, New York. The jewelry and … Continue reading

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Rhode Island Salmonella Lawsuit Grows

Rhode Island < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella lawsuits are growing, and more are expected. According to WPRI, 15 more clients from 10 families are filing lawsuits on behalf of family members who range in age from three to 80 years of age and … Continue reading

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Class Action Lawsuit Claims Freightliner Trucks have Defective Steering Systems

A lawsuit has been filed in Alabama federal court over Freightliner heavy duty trucks manufactured by Daimler Trucks North America LLC, a division of Daimler AG. The Freightliner truck lawsuit, which seeks class action status, alleges Daimler sold thousands of … Continue reading

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FDA Again Criticized for Medical Device Oversight

Thousands of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">medical devices are approved annually in the United States with no proof of efficacy. Now, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds that high-risk medical devices are among those approved without appropriate proof of safety by the same … Continue reading

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Fracking with Diesel Violated Law, EPA Says

Natural gas and oil drillers who injected diesel fuel into the ground during hydraulic fracturing broke the law if they didn’t have a permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an agency official told a Senate panel today. According … Continue reading

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Mission Foods Faces Lawsuit Over Guacamole Claims

Popular tortilla maker—Mission Foods—must defend itself against a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/other_topics">consumer lawsuit claiming it is misleading consumers over transfat content in its products, said Courthouse News. It seems Mission Foods uses terms such as “all natural” for its spicy bean dip … Continue reading

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DePuy Hip Implant Recall to be Featured at Senate Hearing on FDA Medical Device Approvals

Today, a Senate hearing into the oversight of medical devices will delve into the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Hip-Implant-Recall-Johnson-and-Johnson">DePuy ASR hip implant recall issued last year by DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson. The hearing, entitled “A Delicate Balance: FDA and … Continue reading

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New Fracking Chemical Disclosure Registry Falls Short, Critics Say

Earlier this week, the natural gas drilling industry proudly introduced a searchable online registry for the disclosure of some of the chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. But fracking critics haven’t been wowed by the attempt at disclosure. They … Continue reading

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