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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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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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Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

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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

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from TheHeart.org. An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

The first test trials in the federal C.R. Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh litigation will most likely start next year, according to a report from Bloomberg News. About 600 lawsuits involving Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are currently pending in the multidistrict litigation underway Charleston, West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...

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New York AG Sues Feds Over Delaware River Basin Fracking

The New York State Attorney General has filed suit against the federal government in an effort to block hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the Delaware River Basin. In a statement posted on its website, the New York Office of Attorney … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Two in U.S. Victims of German E. coli Outbreak

The massive < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_escherichia_coli">E. coli outbreak that appears to have originated in Germany has reached United States consumers. The widely reported outbreak that has, to date, killed 16 people and sickened over 1,150 in Europe, has also sickened two Americans … Continue reading

Posted in E. Coli, Food Poisoning |

David Lerner Associates Faces Disciplinary Action over Sale of Apple REITs

David Lerner Associates, a Syosset, N.Y. based brokerage firm, is facing a disciplinary action by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Finra). According to a report from Bloomberg News, Finra alleges that David Lerner Associates sold non-tradable real estate investment trusts, … Continue reading

Posted in Stock Fraud |

Pediatric Group Says Kids Shouldn’t Have Energy Drinks

An emerging American Academy of Pediatrics position paper warns that children should not typically need to drink sports drinks and they should never drink < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">high-octane energy drinks, reports WebMD. The report notes that these drinks can be dangerous to … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

Fracking Suspended in Britain After Earthquakes

We have long written about the dangers of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/hydraulic_fracturing_fracking">hydraulic fracturing, focusing on these environmentally menacing activities in the United States. Now, says the Associated Press (AP), fracking—shale gas extraction—has been halted in Great Britain following some earthquakes there. Shale … Continue reading

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WHO Now Says Cell Phone Radiation “Possibly Carcinogenic”

In a dramatic about-face, the World Health Organization (WHO) has classified cell phone radiation as a possible cancer causer, saying the devices may be linked to an increased risk of glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer. For years, the … Continue reading

Posted in Cell Phones & Cancer, Cellular Phone, Health Concerns |

Chantix Approval Revoked in France

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix has been removed from France’s list of state-approved drugs. The move followed issues concerning side effects linked to the controversial smoking cessation remedy, said The Day. Chantix (generic: varenicline) is known as Champix in Europe and is manufactured … Continue reading

Posted in Chantix, Pharmaceuticals |

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