Monthly Archives: May 2011

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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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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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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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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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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Issue Call for Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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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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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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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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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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Group Wants Drug-Resistant Salmonella Declared A Meat Adulterant

Food safety watchdog group, The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CPSI) just announced that it filed a regulatory petition asking the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deem “f< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">our antibiotic-resistant Salmonella strains as adulterants in ground meat … Continue reading

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SEC Grants Final Approval To Whistleblower Rules

Under new Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approval, securities fraud whistleblowers could potentially earn millions of dollars in payouts, said the LA times. A whistleblower is an employee, former employee, or member of an organization, especially a business or government … Continue reading

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FDA Finds BPA In Most Popular Canned Foods

A new study supports concerns over the polycarbonate plastics chemical < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">bisphenol A (BPA) and its infiltration in our canned food and beverage products. BPA is often used as a tin can liner and leaches out of cans and into … Continue reading

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New Lawsuit Claims Plavix Caused Dangerous Bleeding

Last week, we wrote that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Plavix-Cerebral-Gastrointestinal-Bleeding-Hemorrhaging-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Plavix litigation is on the rise and expected to increase. Now, BNET is writing about another emerging Plavix lawsuit in which Beatrice Mills of Arizona needed to be hospitalized for uncontrolled bleeding after she … Continue reading

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Lawyers Appointed to Ford Navistar Engine Litigation Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee

Lawsuits involving < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ford-F250-F350-Excursion-6L-Power-Stroke-Diesel-Engine-Problems-Class-Action-Lawsuit">Ford Navistar 6L Power Stroke Diesel Engines are moving forward. The Ford Navistar litigation had already been consolidated in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) and transferred to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Earlier this … Continue reading

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Study Finds Drug Side Effect Warnings Increased

A recent study has found that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">drug side effect warnings have greatly increased, concluding that the enlarged information is likely due to drug makers’ fears of litigation over not appropriately advising consumers about a medication’s adverse effects. According to … Continue reading

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Consolidation Ordered for Fosamax Fracture Lawsuits

More than three dozen lawsuits alleging the osteoporosis drug Fosamax caused plaintiffs to suffer low-impact femur fractures have been consolidated in a mulitdistrict litigation and transferred to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey for pretrial proceedings. … Continue reading

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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

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