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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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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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Government Penalizes 721 Hospitals for High Rates of Infections, Injuries

Medicare is reducing payments to 721 hospitals, one out of every seven hospitals in the nation, for having high rates of “hospital-acquired” conditions (HAC.

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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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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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Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

Study Finds System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

System for keeping track of dangerous side effects of prescription drugs is flawed because drug makers are submitting incomplete information about problems to the FDA.

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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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Walmart Recalls General Electric Food Processors

A very large recall of about 225,000 defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">General Electric® Food Processors has been announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The defective General Electric® Food Processors were manufactured in China and imported by Walmart Stores Inc., … Continue reading

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STIHL Recalls 2.3 Million Yard Power Tools

A massive < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">recall of about 2.3 million gas-powered STIHL trimmers, brushcutters, KombiMotors, hedge trimmers, edgers, clearing saws, pole pruners, and backpack blowers that utilize a toolless fuel cap has just been announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission … Continue reading

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Georgia Food Depot Recalls Ground Beef for Possible E. coli

Food Depot #24, of McDonough, Georgia, is recalling approximately 500 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) just announced. The FSIS … Continue reading

Posted in E. Coli, Food Poisoning |

Ford Freestyle Investigated for Unintended Acceleration

Another vehicle recall is making news over unintended acceleration issues, but this time, it’s not Toyota, but Ford, that is making headlines. Bloomberg News reported that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating some 170,000 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Ford Freestyle … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Motor Vehicles |

Critics Slam Loopholes in Montana Fracking Disclosure Rules

Regulators in Montana are set to impose a rule that would require natural gas and oil drillers in the state to disclose the ingredients in their fracking fluids, the cocktails of chemicals, sand and water used in hydraulic fracturing. However, … Continue reading

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Groups Sue FDA to Keep Antibiotics Out of Animal Feed Citing “Superbug” Risk

We often warn about the issue of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">antibiotic overuse and misuse and implications of these practices to human populations when livestock is over-treated with these powerful medications. As a matter-of-fact, we recently wrote that criticism of this practice is … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Pharmaceuticals |

35 Women Claim Nexium Caused Broken Bones in New Lawsuit

A new Nexium lawsuit involving 35 women claims the popular heartburn medication caused plaintiffs to suffer various types of bone fractures. The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nexium">Nexium lawsuit, filed in Houston, Texas, claims studies from as far back as 2006 indicated that Nexium … Continue reading

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