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J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled - Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled Over Potential Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, has recalled a specific lot of its J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food over potential contamination with the dangerous, Listeria monocytogenes pathogen.

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FDA Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...

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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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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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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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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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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

E. District of Missouri denied motion to dismiss conspiracy claims. Lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to misrepresent true dangers with use of talcum powder.

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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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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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

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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

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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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