Daily Archives: June 2, 2011

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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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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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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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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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Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

The NYS attorney general’s office has accused four national retailers of selling fraudulent dietary supplements.

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Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Brain Tumor

Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Increased Brain Tumor Risk

A study of Danish women of reproductive age suggests that long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors.

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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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Bicycle Helmets Recalled for Defective Chin Strap Buckle

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Defective Full-Face Bicycle Helmets are being recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced. About 31,100 defective Full-Face Bicycle Helmets are being recalled in the United States; 2,500 are being recalled in Canada.

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Model Airplanes Recalled Following Injury Reports

Defective model airplanes are being recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced. The Blade mCP X Bind-N Fly and Ready to Fly Remote Control Model Helicopters and replacement Blade mCP X Main Blade … Continue reading

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Drug Resistance Blamed on Antimicrobial Overuse in Livestock

We routinely discuss the dangers of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">antibiotic misuse and overuse and how these practices are directly linked to antibiotic resistant diseases that can wreak havoc on the body. We also recently wrote about the link between the ongoing treatment … Continue reading

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PCBs, Mercury Contamination Reported in California Fish

A new study has raised concerns about California’s coastal fish supply, finding mercury and< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/PCBs_health_concerns"> polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in several popular species of sports fish. The report, prepared by the State Water Resources Control Board’s Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program … Continue reading

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German E. coli is New, Dangerous Mutant Strain

The German < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">E. coli strain that has killed 18 people and sickened more than 1,500 has been identified as new, mutant, and potentially deadly, says the World Health Organization (WHO). According to WHO, wrote MSNBC, initial genetic sequencing points … Continue reading

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Cilantro Found Tainted with Pesticides

The popular herb, cilantro, which has recently been making news for a number of recalls over Salmonella contamination, has been found to be tainted with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/pesticide_birth_defects">pesticides. Cilantro is an ingredient in many Latin foods, such as guacamole and salsa, … Continue reading

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ReGen Biologics Takes FDA to Court over Menaflex Knee Device Debacle

ReGen Biologics has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) over the agency’s decision to revoke approval for its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Menaflex knee repair device. The FDA decided to rescind the Menaflex approval last year, after concluding … Continue reading

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