Monthly Archives: June 2011

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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Vulnerable to Fracture after ICD Switch

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads are vulnerable to fracture following ICD switch, says a new study published in the June issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.

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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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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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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...
Research Study Confirms Fracking Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Research Study Confirms Fracking as Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Fracking operation near Poland Township, Ohio, activated a previously unknown fault in the, causing 77 earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 1.0 to 3.0 in March 2014.

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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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Club Car Issues Vehicle Recall for Faulty Brakes

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced a recall of about 800 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Golf Cars and Hospitality, Utility, and Transport Vehicles. The defective Golf Cars and Hospitality, Utility, and Transport Vehicles were manufactured in the United States by Club … Continue reading

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Adventure Playsets Recalls Wooden Swing Sets

A large recall of 240,000 Adventure Playsets Wooden Swing Sets are being recalled, expanding on a prior, similar recall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced. The prior recall (the notice can be accessed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10029.html) was announced … Continue reading

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Toyota to Recall Hybrid SUVs for Faulty Wiring

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/toyota-recall">Toyota, still recovering from headline-making safety problems that plagued the company the past two years, has announced another vehicle recall. This time, the auto giant is recalling about 82,200 hybrid SUVs in the United States over computer boards with … Continue reading

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Pollution may Raise Diabetes Risks

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">Increased pollutant levels in one’s blood could point to increased risks for Type 2 diabetes diagnoses, according to a new study conducted on seniors in Sweden, says Reuters. The findings are published in the journal, Diabetes Care. This is … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

Hawaiian Woman Claims Using Fosamax Led to Thigh Fracture

A woman in Hawaii has filed suit against Merck & Co. for an injury she claims was the result of taking < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/fosamax">Fosamax. Lois Takamori, who began taking Fosamax in her 50s to prevent bone loss from osteoporosis, claims the … Continue reading

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Paxil, Prozac Linked to Birth Defects in Study

Another study has linked antidepressants such as < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/prozac">Prozac and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/paxil">Paxil to birth defects. This study, said Reuters, involves two antidepressants and a risk of birth defects based on a review of national data from Finland. The research team … Continue reading

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FDA Panel Rejects Avastin for Breast Cancer a Second Time

A panel of Food & Drug Administration (FDA) advisors has again rejected < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avastin-Side-Effects-Lawyers-Lawsuit-Attorney">Avastin as a treatment for breast cancer. In a 6-0 vote, the FDA oncology panel ruled for a second time that Avastin is not clinically beneficial, effective … Continue reading

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New Jersey Closer to Fracking Ban

The New Jersey state legislature has approved a bill that could impose the nation’s first state-wide ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The fracking ban passed both the Assembly (58 to 11) and the Senate (33 to 1) yesterday. The … Continue reading

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Qualitest Recalls Incorrectly Labeled Tablets

Qualitest Pharmaceuticals just issued a nationwide, retail-level < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">drug recall of Butalbital, Acetaminophen, and Caffeine Tablets, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), just announced. A bottle of Butalbital, Acetaminophen, and Caffeine Tablets (USP, 50mg/325mg/40mg, 500 count) was found incorrectly … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports Finds Drug Safety Information Lacking

Drug labels and medication guides are necessary for patients, caretakers, and physicians and are meant to contain important information on drug safety, efficacy, side effects, and dosing. WebMD noted that in a recent Consumer Reports investigation, some drug labels are … Continue reading

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