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National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...

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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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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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Geodon the antipsychotic drug can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction

Geodon can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction, FDA Warns

The FDA has required a new warning label for the antipsychotic drug Geodon (ziprasidone) to include the risk of a potentially fatal skin reaction.

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

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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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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Nursing Home Residents Receiving Too Many Antipsychotics

We have long been following and written about the dangerous problem of the needless dosing of the elderly with antidepressants, antipsychotics, and sedatives. These drugs are sometimes given for seemingly pointless reasons and, on occasion, appear to be linked to … Continue reading

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Lawsuits Claim Zimmer NexGen LPS Knee Components are Defective

Three people have filed separate lawsuits alleging injuries as a result of defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Zimmer-NexGen-LPS-FLEX-Knee-Implant-Recall-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Zimmer NexGen LPS knee replacements. The plaintiffs claim that because of complications caused by Zimmer NexGen LPS “high-flex” components, they were forced to undergo revision surgeries. … Continue reading

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Lead Paint Prompts Recall Of Toy Story 3 Bowling Game

About 600 Toy Story 3 Bowling Game children’s toys have been recalled over lead contamination concerns, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The contaminated Toy Story 3 Bowling Games were manufactured in China and imported by G.A. … Continue reading

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Abbott Recalls MitraClip System

Abbott Laboratories just issued a recall of it < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">“MitraClip” system. The device is used to pin together leaky heart valves, but part of this delivery catheter can dislodge and fall off when the catheter is withdrawn, The Heart reported, … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Study Finds PPIs up Fracture Risk by 30 Percent

A new study has found a link between the popular heart burn drugs known as < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Proton_pump_inhibitors">proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and an increased risk of fractures. The study, which is published in the Annals of Family Medicine, concluded that PPIs … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Proton Pump Inhibitors |

Del Monte Recalls Tomatoes For Possible Salmonella

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. (Del Monte Fresh), was just advised that a limited number of grape tomatoes in a specific lot of grape tomatoes grown in Florida by Six L’s Packing Company may be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella, … Continue reading

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Veterans Hospitals Used Tainted Triad Wipes

Despite a fairly large U.S. recall of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">contaminated alcohol prep pads, about 25 percent of Veterans Health Administration (VA) medical centers and its outpatient mail order pharmacy used the defective products that are at the center of a number … Continue reading

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SAR vs. EMR: An Expert Clarifies His Stance on Cell Phone Radiation

A leading expert on cell phone radiation wants to set the record straight about what information consumers must have to protect their health. Joel Moskowitz, director of the Center for Family and Community Health at UC Berkeley, is seeking to … Continue reading

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Study Finds Evidence Fracking is Behind Methane Contamination of Water Wells

A new study conducted by Duke University researchers is the first to link hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, with methane contamination of drinking water wells. According to a report from ProPublica, in some cases, the methane contamination documented by the study … Continue reading

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