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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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Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

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MTA Bus Crash and Two Cars Injures 23 at Utica Ave. & Clarendon Rd

Crash Involving MTA Bus and Two Cars Injures 23

Police are investigating an accident in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon that injured 23 people, 3 of them critically, when a car was knocked into the path of an MTA bus.

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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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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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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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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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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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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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Chesapeake Energy Faces Maryland Lawsuit over Pennsylvania Fracking Blowout

Last month’s fracking blowout in Bradford County, Pennsylvania is having repercussions as far away as Maryland. That state’s attorney general has announced that he will file a lawsuit against Chesapeake Energy Corp., the operator of the blown well. According to … Continue reading

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Coumadin Recalled Over Potency Issue

Bristol-Myers Squibb just initiated a recall of one lot of 1,000-count bottles of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Coumadin® (warfarin sodium) Crystalline 5 mg tablets, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Bottles of 1,000 tablets were distributed to pharmacies for further … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Defibtech Recalls Faulty Automatic External Defibrillators

Defibtech, LLC just initiated a worldwide voluntary recall of certain DDU-100 series < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">semi-automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) sold under the Lifeline AED and ReviveR AED brand names, including 65,885 AEDs distributed in the United States. This recall, said the U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Critics of InterPhone Cell Phone Radiation Study Cite Flaws

When the InterPhone Study was published last year, it was touted by many as strong evidence that exposure to < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Cell-Phones-Cause-Cancer-Radiation-Exposure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">cell phone radiation was not associated with brain cancer. But many critics of InterPhone disagree and claim the study is … Continue reading

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Salmonella Prompts Two Firms to Recall Grape Tomatoes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced two separate recalls for grape tomatoes over concerns that the produce is tainted with the dangerous, even sometimes deadly, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella pathogen. Contamination with the Salmonella pathogen can lead to serious … Continue reading

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Children Taking Prescription Painkillers Face Overdose Risk

Some children and infants being treated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">prescription painkillers might be receiving too much medication and suffering from overdoses. According to a new study, 4 percent of children under 3 years of age on prescription painkillers could be impacted, … Continue reading

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DePuy ASR Hip Implant Prompts Launch of Hip, Knee Registries

The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Hip-Implant-Recall-Johnson-and-Johnson">DePuy ASR hip implant recall has prompted two medical groups to set up databases to track the success and failure rates of hip and knee implants. According to a report from Bloomberg News, one of the two databases … Continue reading

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Many Unaware that OTC Pain Relievers Pose Risks

Just because a medication is sold over-the-counter (OTC), that does not mean the drug is not potent or dangerous. This is very evident in OTC pain killers including < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Tylenol-Liver-Damage-Injury-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Tylenol, Bayer Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, and Aleve. WebMD points out that … Continue reading

Posted in Acetaminophen / Tylenol, Pharmaceuticals |

Sony Announces another Network Hack

More trouble for Sony, which announced yesterday that a second of its networks had been hacked. The new security beach involves the Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) service, which is used for multiplayer online games like EverQuest, Star Wars Galaxies and … Continue reading

Posted in Sony PlayStation Breach |

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