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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed.

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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...

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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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

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Tufftorq Yard Tractors Recalled For Bad Brakes

About 1,600 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Husqvarna Yard Tractors with TuffTorq K46LD Transaxle are being recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The defective Husqvarna Yard Tractors with TuffTorq K46LD Transaxle were manufactured in the United States by Husqvarna Professional … Continue reading

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Marine Testifies At Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Hearing

As we’ve long reported, many scientists have called the drinking < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Camp-Lejeune-Benzene-Poisoning">water contamination at Camp Lejeune the worst in the nation’s history. From the mid-1950s to the mid-1980s, an estimated 1 million people were exposed to water that was poisoned … Continue reading

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Business Group Lobbying Obama Administration On BPA

The nation’s largest business lobby, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has asked the Obama administration to halt its plans to list the controversial polycarbonate plastic hardener, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">bisphenol A (BPA)—as an environmentally harmful substance, The Detroit Free Press just reported. … Continue reading

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15-State Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Ohio Hatchery

Ohio health officials are reporting that 8 people who have fallen ill in that state are a part of an expanding < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella outbreak that has sickened people in 15 states, said Reuters. The Ohio Department of Health and the … Continue reading

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French, Germans Pull Actos Over Bladder Cancer Concerns

A number of studies have linked bladder cancer with the diabetes drug < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/actos">Actos (generic: pioglitazone), which is manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company. In response to concerns that the drug’s risks outweigh its benefits, Actos will be pulled from the … Continue reading

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FDA Warns Drugs for Enlarged Prostate, Hair Loss May Increase Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced yesterday that new warnings will be added to labels of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/5-alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor-Proscar-Propecia-Avodart-Jalyn-Prostate-Cancer-Lawsuit">Proscar, Avodart, Jalyn and Propecia regarding a possible association with high-grade prostate cancer. Proscar, Avodart and Jalyn are all used to … Continue reading

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