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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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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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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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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Continue, New Complaint Filed by Tennessee Resident

Actos bladder cancer lawsuits continue, with a new complaint filed by a resident of Tennessee. The national law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, represents the Tennessee man who alleges that Actos caused his bladder cancer.

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Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by Medicalxpress.com, this “genotoxicity” could ...

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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 ...

Pradaxa Associated with more Complications than Warfarin, According to Early Study Findings

Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.

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Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Long Island, New York Auto Shop

Two men were found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a Holbrook, New York, auto-detailing shop Thursday night, Suffolk County police say.

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American Regent Issues New Recall After Particulate Matter Found In Injectable Drug

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Caffeine and Sodium Benzoate Injection—USP, 250 mg/mL, 2 mL Single Dose Vial—has been recalled after particulate matter was found in this injectable drug, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This recall was initiated at the user/consumer level and … Continue reading

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Dorel Asia Recalls Bunk Beds for Collapse, Fall Hazards

A large recall of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Dorel Asia Wooden Bunk Beds are being recalled over collapse and fall hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC), just announced. Consumers are advised, noted that agency, that it is … Continue reading

Posted in Product Recalls |

Topamax Birth Defect Risk Complicated by Interaction with Birth Control Pills

Women taking < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/topamax_birth_defects">Topamax should be aware that its active ingredient, topiramate, may inhibit the effectiveness of birth control pills. It is especially important that women of child-bearing age be aware of this Topamax side effect, due to its association … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals, Topamax Oral Clefts |

Nail Salon Workers Face Risk From Chemicals

A new study suggests that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">unsafe levels of chemicals routinely used in nail salons could be harming the health of nail workers. The study was conducted by researchers at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California and Asian Health Services … Continue reading

Posted in Toxic Substances |

Mercury Dental Fillings Create Controversy

The controversy over < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">mercury used in dental fillings continued this week at a town hall meeting in Florida in which a number of activists are seeking governmental restrictions or bans on the use of the toxic metal in dental … Continue reading

Posted in Toxic Substances |

Group Sues to Ban Fracking in New York State Forests

A new lawsuit filed by a coalition of environmental groups is seeking to stop hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in New York State Forests. The lawsuit, which names the New York State Department of Environmental (DEC) Conservation as defendant, argues that … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Benzocaine Blood Disorder Prompts Warnings in U.S., Canada

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Benzocaine-Spray-Gel-Liquid-Methemoglobinemia-Injury-Lawsuit">Benzocaine, the active ingredient in popular teething medications like Anbesol, Hurricaine, Orajel, Baby Orajel, and Orabase, has been the subject of safety warnings in the U.S. and Canada because of its association with a rare blood disorder called methemoglobinemia. … Continue reading

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Safeway Recalls Kabobs In Tomato Salmonella Scare

In cooperation with Taylor Farms’ expanded recall of products containing grape tomatoes, Safeway is expanding its recall to now include fresh kabobs made with grape tomatoes that were sold in its full-service meat counter in several states, the U.S. Food … Continue reading

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New York, Rhode Island AGs Look Into Sony PlayStation Network Hack

Sony, which just last month announced it was the victim of one of the largest security breaches in internet history, now faces a subpoena in New York state and questions from Rhode Island’s Attorney General over the hack. They join … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Fraud, Sony PlayStation Breach |

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