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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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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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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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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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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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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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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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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

Posted in Byetta Cancer, Pharmaceuticals |

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

Posted in E. Coli, Food Poisoning |

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

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

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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