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Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk

Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk, Study Suggests

A new study has linked the use of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), an injectable type of birth control, to an increased risk of HIV infection.

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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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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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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine Life-Threatening in Children

Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine can be Life-Threatening in Children, Study Finds

A new study published in Pediatrics suggests that morphine can result in life-threatening respiratory problems when given to children after a tonsillectomy.

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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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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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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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Pacifier Clips Recalled for Choking Hazard

Sandbox Medical, LLC just issued a recall for its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Cheaper Keeper Pacifier Clip due to choking hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced. The CPSC advises consumers to stop using the recalled product immediately and notes … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Energy Faces New York Lawsuit Over Marcellus Shale Leases

Chesapeake Energy has again been named in lawsuits stemming from its Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling concerns. This time, hundreds of property owners in New York’s Southern Tier are challenging drilling leases Chesapeake purports to hold on their land. The … Continue reading

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Two Firms Recall Buoyancy Control Devices

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced two separate recalls of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Buoyancy Control Devices (BCDs). The agencies advise consumers to stop using the recalled BCDs immediately and advise consumers that it is illegal … Continue reading

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Study Finds Infection Control Violations at Many Nursing Homes

Nursing homes have been plagued with reports of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/nursing_home_negligence">physical, chemical, and sexual abuse and nanny cams have caught nursing home workers abusing residents. Now adding to that list of indignities, Science Daily reports that 15 percent of nursing homes … Continue reading

Posted in Nursing Home Abuse |

Salted Smoked Split Herring Recalled for Potential Botulism

Porky Products of Carteret, New Jersey just recalled Salted Smoked Split Herring (bloaters) over the potential the uneviscerated fish has the potential to be contaminated with the very dangerous < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Clostridium botulinum pathogen, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

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Glaxo Poligrip Zinc Poisoning Lawsuits Settled for Millions, Report Says

Bloomberg News is reporting that GlaxoSmithKline has settled scores of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Poligrip-Denture-Cream">Poligrip zinc poisoning lawsuits for millions of dollars over the past nine months. According to the report, unidentified sources claim the Poligrip zinc poisoning settlements averaged more than $1 … Continue reading

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Woman Files DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuit After Multiple Revisions

Four years and five surgeries later, Jane Rogers, 53, has filed a lawsuit over defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Hip-Implant-Recall-Johnson-and-Johnson">DePuy ASR hip implants following, which she claims caused her to suffer many hours of rehabilitation and missed work. Rogers is one of 93,000 … Continue reading

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Dial Complete Class Action Lawsuit Alleges False Claims

An Ohio woman has filed a class action lawsuit against Dial Corporation, the maker of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Dial-Complete-Antibacterial-Hand-Wash-Soap-Class-Action-Lawsuit">Dial Complete Antibacterial Hand Wash, alleging that marketing and advertising materials which claim the hand wash can kill most bacteria and prevent the spread … Continue reading

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