Daily Archives: June 6, 2011

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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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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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Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine Life-Threatening in Children

Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine can be Life-Threatening in Children, Study Finds

A new study published in Pediatrics suggests that morphine can result in life-threatening respiratory problems when given to children after a tonsillectomy.

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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the 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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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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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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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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Salmonella Prompts New Recall of Pig Ear Pet Treats

Bravo! is recalling select boxes of its Bravo! Pig Ears Chews because the pet treats have the potential to be contaminated with the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella pathogen, a dangerous foodborne contaminant. Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk to humans … Continue reading

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Amylin Wins Temporary Restraining Order in Byetta Spat

Amylin Pharmaceuticals has scored a victory in its quest to prevent Eli Lilly from using its Byetta sales force from marketing a competing drug. < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Byetta-Side-Effects-Pancreatic-Liver-Thyroid-Cancer-Lawsuit">Byetta, which is treats Type II diabetes, is marketed jointly by Eli Lilly and Amylin. … Continue reading

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Some SimplyThick Products Recalled

Simply Thick, LLC is recalling some of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">SimplyThick® thickening gel products manufactured at a Stone Mountain, Georgia food processing plant since June 1, 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. This plant is currently owned and … Continue reading

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FDA Weighs in on Europe E. coli Outbreak

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced that it has been in routine contact with the European Union (EU) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor the current outbreak of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">E. coli … Continue reading

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Man Awarded $814,500 in Popcorn Lung Lawsuit

A Baltimore man was just awarded $814,500 in Baltimore County Circuit Court following allegations that he developed < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/popcorn_workers_lung">popcorn lung after breathing in a chemical used to give food a buttery flavor. Popcorn Lung, known formally as Bronchiolitis obliterans, is … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Study Finds Epilepsy Drug Birth Defect Risk Varies Among Medications, Dosages

A new study out of the United Kingdom has found differing birth defect risk between the four most popular epilepsy drugs – < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/depakote">valproic acid (Depakote), lamotrigine (Lamictal), carbamazepine (Tegretol), and phenobarbital. Though each of the medications do make it … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay Millions for Deceptive Risperdal Marketing

Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, was just ordered to pay over $327 million in penalties over how it marketed < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/risperdal">Risperdal, allegedly using deception in its claims that the controversial antipsychotic is a safer, better version than … Continue reading

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Clomid Study Sees Potential Birth Defect Link

The fertility drug < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Clomid-Birth-Defect-Lawyer-Lawsuit-Attorney-Recall">Clomid (clomiphene citrate) may be linked to an increased risk of birth defects, according to a study published last year in the journal “Human Reproduction.” That Clomid study found that mothers who gave birth to children … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

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