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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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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

A car accident on LI left one person dead & two more critically injured. The crash occurred Monday in Deer Park on Straight Path, south of Sagamore Lane.

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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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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FDA Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...

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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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American Regent Recalls Ammonium Molybdate Injection

American Regent of Shirley, New York, is recalling its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Ammonium Molybdate Injection, USP (Molybdenum 250mcg/10mL) 10mL Single Dose Vial NDC 0517-6610-25, Lot # 9409, Exp. Date June 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. According to … Continue reading

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New York Students Voice Opposition To Fracking

Statewide, New York college students concerned with hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, provided Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office with petitions urging for increased study of the controversial natural gas extraction practice. Fracking is a drilling technique that involves injecting water, sand, and … Continue reading

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GlaxoSmithKline Faces Wide Criminal Probe, Former Exec Claims

A judge has been asked to grant immunity to an executive at GlaxoSmithKline in return for his testimony against a key GlaxoSmithKline attorney. The request was presented by federal prosecutors, said BNET. The request was made after Lauren Stevens, the … Continue reading

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Chinese Drywall Supplier Agrees to Settle Lawsuits

Interior/Exterior Building Supply L.P., a supplier of construction materials based in New Orleans, has agreed to settle as many as 1,500 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Defective_Chinese_Drywall">Chinese drywall lawsuits. According to a report from Insurance Journal, under the proposed Chinese drywall settlement, two of … Continue reading

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Alerts Issued In Texas City After BP Refinery, Dow Plant Lose Power

Power failures at the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/BP-Texas-City-Refinery-Chemical-Releases">BP Texas City refinery and an adjacent Dow Chemical plant prompted alerts after power was unable to be restored, said Business Week. Power was lost at about 10:55 Monday night. Both plants were shut down … Continue reading

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NJ Benefit Fund Files Suit Over DePuy Hip Implants

By 2008, roughly three years after it came on the market, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had already received some 300 complaints about the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Hip-Implant-Recall-Johnson-and-Johnson">DePuy ASR hip implant. Most complaints concerned early failures that required revision surgeries. … Continue reading

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