Daily Archives: June 15, 2011

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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. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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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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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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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Wright Medical Inc. took steps in to 2006 to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reject pre-market approval of rival Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham metal-on-metal hip implant. Wright Medical, which makes two metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the Conserve and the Lieneage device, filed a citizen petition ...

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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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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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Teruma Recalls Coronary Ostia Cannulas

The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Terumo Coronary Ostia Cannula 10, 12, 14, indicated for use in delivering cardioplegia solution directly to the coronary arteries during cardiopulmonary bypass, has been recalled, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The Terumo Coronary Ostia … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Maquet Datascope Recalls Intra-Aortic Balloon Catheter Pumps

A defective fan in the power supply may cause overheating and shut down of the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Maquet Datascope’s Intra-Aortic Balloon Catheter Pump without visible or audible alarms, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The defective devices have … Continue reading

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FDA Institutes New Sunscreen Rules

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced that sunscreen products meeting modern efficacy standards may be labeled with new information to help consumers find products that, when used with other sun protection measures, reduce < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/diseases">skin cancer risks … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

Spiriva in Mist Inhaler May Raise Death Risk In COPD Patientssers

A popular lung disease inhaler may increase the risk for early death in some patients. Based on a review of five studies, said Bloomberg News, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Spiriva mist, manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH and Pfizer Inc., was linked with a … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Kellogg Corporation Plant Cited For Listeria

Last year, Kellogg Corporation was hit with a warning letter over Eggo waffles potentially contaminated with Listeria and a federal lawsuit over peanut snacks allegedly tainted with Salmonella. In both cases, Kellogg issued massive recalls for the products involved. Now, … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Listeria |

Explosion at New Iberia, Louisiana Chemical Plant Forces Evacuations

A massive fire that started yesterday at the Multi-Chem Corp. plant in New Iberia, Louisiana will be allowed to burn itself out. The fire followed several explosions at the facility yesterday afternoon, and caused evacuations, but no injuries. Investigators have … Continue reading

Posted in Accident |

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