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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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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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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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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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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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National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...

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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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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

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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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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