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Pradaxa Associated with more Complications than Warfarin, According to Early Study Findings

Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.

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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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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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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Vulnerable to Fracture after ICD Switch

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads are vulnerable to fracture following ICD switch, says a new study published in the June issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.

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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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Zimmer Passes Blame for Device’s High Failure Rates to Surgeons, Patients

A study presented to the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons indicated that after just two years of use, the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Zimmer-NexGen-Knee-Replacement-CR-Flex-Lawyer-Lawsuit-Recall-Attorney">Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral knee replacement component was experiencing high failure rates of 9.3 percent. Also, 36 percent of … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex knee implants, Zimmer NexGen MIS Tibial Components |

Green Mountain, Keurig Sued for Defective Brewers

Single-serve coffee market leader < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Defective-Green-Mountain-Keurig-Brewers-Class-Action-Lawsuit-Green-Mountain-Starbucks">Green Mountain Coffee, is being accused of committing consumer fraud, breached warranty of obligations, and of being unjustly enriched over a number of its Keurig Reservoir Brewing Systems. A recent deal united Green Mountain Coffee, … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Food Products |

Turmeric Recalled For Lead Contamination

B&M, Inc. of Mount Vernon, Missouri just issued a product recall for its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">Archer Farms Ground Turmeric over lead contamination concerns, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The lead contaminated Turmeric was sold at Target stores … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Product Recalls, Recalled Food Products, Toxic Substances |

Drug Resistant Staph Found in U.S. Meat, Poultry

We have long written about the issue of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">antibiotic overuse and misuse, long warning about the potential global ramifications connected to these problems. Drug resistance—specifically antibiotic resistance—has become more than just worrisome. This trend dangerous, deadly, and here. Now, … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Pharmaceuticals |

Flame Retardant Chemical Found at High Levels in Children

Household dust and food are being blamed for very high levels of a toxic chemical in California children. The flame retardant chemical, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), was found in high levels, according to an emerging study, wrote WebMD. The … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Teva Acid Reflux Drug Problems Prompt FDA Warning

Generic < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Lansoprazole, manufactured by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., has been linked to reports of clogging problems. Reuters explained that the defective Lansoprazole is a generic acid reflux medication that is administered by either an oral syringe or a feeding … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Proton Pump Inhibitors |

Ban Alli, Xenical, Group Urges

Public Citizen is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban popular weight loss medications < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/xenical">Xenical and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Alli-Orlistat-Liver-Damage-Failure-Lawsuit-LAwyer">Alli, over risks to the liver, pancreas, and kidney. The risks, says the advocacy group, outweigh the drugs’ benefits, … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

FDA Orders Studies of Inhaled Asthma Drugs

Regulators have mandated that drugmakers conduct clinical trials with a group of 53,000 patients to test the safety of approved, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">inhaled asthma drugs, said Reuters. We recently wrote that new warnings for the inhaled asthma drugs < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/advair">Advair, < … Continue reading

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Fracking Fluids Made Up of Toxic, Cancer Causing Chemicals, Report Finds

Hundreds of millions of gallons of dangerous chemicals, some cancer causing, were shot into wells in over 13 states during fracking activities from 2005 to 2009, said The New York Times, citing a Democratic Congressional probe. Fracking, also known as … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking, Toxic Substances |

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