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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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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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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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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...

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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Transvaginal Mesh a Nightmare for Thousands of Women

Thousands of women who have received transvaginal mesh surgical implants to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are now living a nightmare, thanks to debilitating pain, bleeding, infection and other serious complications. According to the Sun-Sentinel, many of the women injured by transvaginal mesh claim ...

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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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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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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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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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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

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

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

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Depuy |

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

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