Monthly Archives: April 2011

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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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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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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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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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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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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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After Drug Recalls, Johnson & Johnson to Remake Medicine Bottles

Following an unprecedented 22 product recalls, drug and medical device giant Johnson & Johnson plans on introducing new packaging for some of its medications at its upcoming shareholders’ meeting. According to The Wall Street Journal, packaging will be revised for … Continue reading

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Radioactive Material from Japan found in Hawaii Milk

More radiation from the Japan nuclear disaster has made its way to United States milk. This time, for the radioactive isotope of strontium, said Forbes. The dangerous isotope was detected in a milk sample from Hilo, Hawaii, according to the … Continue reading

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Zimmer Quietly Issued Knee Replacement Component Recalls Last Year

Last September, Zimmer Inc. issued medical device recalls for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Zimmer-NexGen-LPS-FLEX-Knee-Implant-Recall-Lawsuit-Lawyer">NexGen Complete Knee Solution LPS femoral components and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Zimmer-NexGen-MIS-Tibial-Component-Complete-Knee-Recall-Lawsuit"> NexGen Complete Knee Solution MIS tibial components. While doctors were informed of these Zimmer knee replacement component recalls, it does … Continue reading

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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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Firm Warns on Triad Povidine Prep Pads Included in First Aid Kits

Wisconsin Pharmacal Company, LLC has become aware of a broad United States market recall of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Triad Povidone Iodine Prep Pads, manufactured by H&P Industries Inc. and marketed under various brand names including Triad, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

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