Daily Archives: June 13, 2011

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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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Geodon the antipsychotic drug can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction

Geodon can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction, FDA Warns

The FDA has required a new warning label for the antipsychotic drug Geodon (ziprasidone) to include the risk of a potentially fatal skin reaction.

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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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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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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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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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Indiana Woman Alleges Serious Injuries From Transvaginal Mesh Products

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered injuries after receiving transvaginal mesh implants. The lawsuit suit alleges that the transvaginal mesh created an unreasonable risk and directly caused her injuries.

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J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled - Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled Over Potential Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, has recalled a specific lot of its J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food over potential contamination with the dangerous, Listeria monocytogenes pathogen.

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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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Formaldehyde Added To List Of Carcinogens

Long considered a potential carcinogen, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">formaldehyde was just classified as a carcinogen by government scientists, The New York Times reports, noting that the deadly chemical can be found in concerning amounts in “plywood, particle board, mortuaries, and hair salons.” … Continue reading

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Gel Candles Recalled Following Long Island Accident

A 14-year-old Long Island boy is fighting for his life at the Stony Brook University Medical Center following an accident with a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">gel candle. The candle maker issued a recall of the defective candle after a New York Times … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

Pesticide Residues Found On Most Apples

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">Pesticide residue was found on 98 percent of America’s apples, according to annual data from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). No small issue, given that apples are the second most popular fruit in the United States, said the … Continue reading

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Canadian Woman Blames Fracking for Flammable Water

Jessica Ernst’s water emits bubbles and hisses, sends out a thick cloud, and ignites when near a fire source, such as a lit match, says the Canadian Press. The news source described Ms. Ernst, who blames nearby < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/hydraulic_fracturing_fracking">fracking operations … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Public Citizen Says 80 mg Zocor Should be Recalled

The influential consumer group Public Citizen is criticizing the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for its recent decision to restrict us of the 80 mg < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Zocor-Simvastatin-Side-Effects-Myopathy-Rhabdomyolysis-Muscle-Injury-Lawsuit">Zocor (simvastatin). On its “Worst Pills, Best Pills” Website, Public Citizen said the … Continue reading

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Family Says Triad Group’s Tainted Wipes Killed Son

The grieving parents of two-year-old Harrison Kothari are suing the makers of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">recalled alcohol prep products that have been making headlines for dangerous contamination issues. The lawsuit alleges that the defective products led to Harrison’s meningitis, which caused his … Continue reading

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Loryna, New Generic form of Yaz, Named in FDA Blood Clot Review

Last month, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved Loryna, a generic version of the Yaz birth control. The FDA Loryna approval came just weeks before the agency issued a Drug Safety Communication regarding a possible increased risk of … Continue reading

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