Monthly Archives: May 2011

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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System

British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System for Infection Risk

The MHRA announced the recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys wound care devices - risk of maceration, infection, loss of negative pressure, or unrecognized bleeding in wounds.

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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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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

81-year-old Port Jefferson Station man was killed in a crash at 4:57 a.m.. He lost control of the vehicle traveling west on Northern State Pkwy, on exit 42, Dix Hills.

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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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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Wright Medical Inc. took steps in to 2006 to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reject pre-market approval of rival Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham metal-on-metal hip implant. Wright Medical, which makes two metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the Conserve and the Lieneage device, filed a citizen petition ...

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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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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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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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Yaz, Yasmin, Similar Birth Control Pills in FDA Spotlight over Blood Clots

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it is evaluating the safety of birth control pills, such as < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/YAZ">Yaz and Yasmin, that contain a synthetic form of progestin called drospirenone. The FDA safety review was prompted … Continue reading

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HP,Compaq Notbook Lithium-Ion Battery Recall Expanded

A large recall of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Lithium-ion batteries used in HP and Compaq notebook computers have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. About 162,600 additional batteries—54,000 and 70,000 batteries were previously recalled in May 2010 and … Continue reading

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Boston Scientific Issues Class 1 for iCross Coronary Imaging Catheters

Boston Scientific Corp. just announced a voluntary Class 1 recall of all unused units of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">iCross coronary imaging catheters over a problem with tip detachments, said Mass Device. The recall does not involve patients implanted with the iCross … Continue reading

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Cucumbers Recalled for Possible Salmonella

Giant Eagle is warning customers who purchased regular cucumbers from its Northeast Ohio stores in the past week that some of the vegetables they may have purchased may be contaminated with the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella pathogen, said Cleveland.com. Participants in the … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Ziram Pesticide Exposure Increases Parkinson’s Disease Risk

We recently reported that the risk for Parkinson’s disease was linked to two toxic substances: Rotenone and paraquat. That link was made in research in which people who used either pesticide developed < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/parkinsons_disease">Parkinson’s disease some 2.5 times more than … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

NHTSA Expands Ford F-150 Pickup Probe

Although car giant, Ford, previously stated that the problem with its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/ford_f-150">F-150 pickups—the gas tanks can break loose from these pickups—do not represent “an unreasonable risk to motor vehicle safety,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is stepping … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Motor Vehicles |

Yasmin Advertisement Misleading, British Regulatory Body Says

Bayer is in trouble over advertising for its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/YAZ">Yasmin birth control pill. According to a report from the Financial Times, a British regulatory authority says Bayer has promoted Yasmin for uses that have not received regulatory approval. The Prescription … Continue reading

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Seafood Labeling Fraud Widespread, Report Says

DNA testing of commercial seafood has found rampant < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">labeling fraud is being used to pass off less desirable fish as more expensive species. According to a report issued by the group Oceana, recent studies have found that fish like … Continue reading

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Judge Refuses to Dismiss Lawsuit against Donald Trump over Fort Lauderdale Development

Donald Trump will have to face a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/">lawsuit filed by people who bought into a Fort Lauderdale, Florida luxury high-rise that bore the “Trump” label. Trump’s lawyers had tried to have the claim dismissed by arguing purchasing agreements disclosed … Continue reading

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Pool, In-Ground Spa Drain Covers Recalled, May Pose Entrapment Hazard

A massive recall of about 1 million defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Pool and Spa Drain Covers, manufactured by a number of different companies, was just announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The recalled Pool and Spa Drain Covers, were … Continue reading

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