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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from TheHeart.org. An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

A proposed study would examine the health effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on the people living closest to active natural gas wells.

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Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

E. District of Missouri denied motion to dismiss conspiracy claims. Lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to misrepresent true dangers with use of talcum powder.

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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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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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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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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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Crude Oil Chemicals, Solvents Tied to Heart Ailments

Not surprisingly, the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/gulf_oil_clean-up_workers_health_problems">health effects of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill continue to claim victims. This time, said Science Daily, an emerging study reveals that fetal exposure to one of the chemicals found in crude oils is … Continue reading

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Woman Seeks $33 Million in Canadian Fracking Lawsuit

A Canadian woman has filed a lawsuit claiming that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/hydraulic_fracturing_fracking">hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has polluted her well water. The $33 million (Canadian Dollars) fracking lawsuit names energy company Encana, the Alberta provincial government and the province’s energy regulator, as … Continue reading

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Regenerect Dietary Supplements Recalled

Ethos Environmental, Inc. just announced a voluntary nationwide recall of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">dietary supplement sold under the brand name Regenerect, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The Regenerect lot numbers, descriptions, and expiration dates involved are:

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Cilantro Recalled for Salmonella Risk

Satur Farms of Cutchogue, New York just issued a food product recall of 88.5 pounds of Satur Farms Cilantro over possible contamination with the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella pathogen, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Typically, contaminated food and water … Continue reading

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Avandia Named in Texas Wrongful Death Suit

GlaxoSmithKline is facing yet another < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia lawsuit, this time for the alleged wrongful death of a Texas man. The Avandia lawsuit claims the fatal heart attacked suffered by James Michael Knight in 2009 was the result of his taking … Continue reading

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Maryland Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Pancake Breakfast

Another < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella outbreak is making headlines, this time following a church pancake breakfast that has—to date—sickened 18 people who ate tainted pork, said the Frederick County Health Department, wrote My Fox DC. County Health Officer Barbara Brookmyer told The … Continue reading

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Sony Head Apologizes for PlayStation Hack

In the wake of a massive breach, lawsuits, and global regulatory investigations and probes, Sony just issued an apology and announced a three-part plan—part one is the apology—in attempts to correct its recent historic < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Sony-PlayStation-Network-Security-Data-Breach-Class-Action-Lawsuit">PlayStation Network hack. Forbes said … Continue reading

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Sears Extended Warranties Prompt Consumer Complaints

Sears, which uses high-pressure sales tactics to push extended warranty agreements on its customers, is taking fire on internet message boards from consumers who say < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Sears-Extended-Warranty-Agreement-Complaints-Class-Action-Lawsuit">Sears extended warranties don’t perform as promised. Sears offers a variety of extended warranty … Continue reading

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