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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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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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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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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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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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Katie Brown Tea Light Candle Sets Recalled for Fire Hazard

About 7,600 Katie Brown < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">12-Piece Tea Light Candle Sets have been recalled for fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The defective Katie Brown 12-Piece Tea Light Candle Sets were manufactured in India and imported … Continue reading

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Blue Stilton Cheese Recalled for Listeria

Schratter Foods Incorporated, of Fairfield, New Jersey, is recalling Quenby Hall Blue Stilton Cheese over concerns the cheese potentially contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The recalled “Quenby Hall Blue Stilton Cheese” … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Legal News, Listeria |

PAHs Linked to Oil Sands Mining

An increase in < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) has been linked in a recent study to oils sands mining. Reuters wrote that new research found that PAH levels increased 41 percent from 1999 to 2010 when oils sands mining was … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

High Dose Aricept Should Go, Public Citizen Says

Both advocacy group Public Citizen and a Johns Hopkins University geriatric specialist are calling for an end to high-dose < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/aricept">Aricept, the popular Alzheimer’s disease medication. It seems, said Public Citizen and Dr. Thomas Finucane, the ban should be put … Continue reading

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DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Lawsuit Claims Device Caused Victim’s Cobalt, Chromium Levels to Spike

A West Virginia woman has filed suit against Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit, claiming the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Pinnacle-Hip-Implant-Replacement-Recall-Lawsuit-Lawyer">DePuy Pinnacle hip implant caused her to develop unsafe blood levels of cobalt and chromium. The complaint also alleges the DePuy … Continue reading

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FDA Panel Backs New Dosing Guidelines for Children’s Acetaminophen

We recently wrote that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was looking into adding dosing instructions on over the counter (OTC) children’s medications containing < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Acetaminophen-Liver-Damage-Injury-Failure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">acetaminophen. Today, dosing instructions are not provided for these medications meant for children under … Continue reading

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Avandia to be Pulled from Retail Pharmacies by November, FDA Says

By November, the diabetes drug < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avandia-Heart-Attack-Lawsuit-Lawyer-Attorney-Heart-Failure">Avandia (rosiglitazone) will no longer be available in U.S. retail pharmacies. Patients who are prescribed Avandia will only be able to obtain the controversial medication from selected certified pharmacies via mail order, the U.S. … Continue reading

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