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Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

A proposed study would examine the health effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on the people living closest to active natural gas wells.

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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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Pradaxa Associated with more Complications than Warfarin, According to Early Study Findings

Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

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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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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 ...

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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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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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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Auto Safety Group Calls for Jeep Grand Cherokee Recall

A consumer protection group is calling for a recall of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Jeep Grand Cherokees manufactured from the 1993 through 2004, claiming they are susceptible to fires when hit from behind. According to a report in The New York Times, the … Continue reading

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Court Won’t Force FDA To Regulate BPA

A jurisdictional issue worked against the National Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) effort to mandate that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) limit the estrogenic polycarbonate chemical, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">bisphenol A (BPA) in food additives, the New York Times reported. The … Continue reading

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Bean Burgers Recalled For Salmonella

Earth Fare of Fletcher, North Carolina, just issued a recall of its frozen Earth Fare Spicy Bean Burger over concerns of potential contamination with the dangerous Salmonella pathogen. The Earth Fare Spicy Bean Burger recall involves items with UPC code … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Boston Scientific Recalls Stent System Devices

Boston Scientific just issued a recall of over < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">505 Innova Over-the-Wire Self-Expanding Stent System devices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The complete list of recalled Innova Over-the-Wire Self-Expanding Stent System devices can be accessed on … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Health Secretary Proposes Fracking Health Registry

The Pennsylvania Department of health wants to start tracking any possible health impacts from Marcellus shale hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. According to a report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pennsylvania health secretary requested resources for such a registry from the … Continue reading

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Risperdal Recalled For Odor

Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., a division of the beleaguered drug giant Johnson & Johnson, just issued a recall of its antipsychotic medication, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/risperdal">Risperdal, and Risperdal’s generic version; both over an odor believed to be linked to a chemical preservative used … Continue reading

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Medicare Patients Exposed to Excess Radiation from Unnecessary CT Scans

Hospitals around the country have exposed thousands of Medicare chest patients to what are most likely < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/CT_CAT_Scan_Radiation_Overdose">unnecessary double CT scans. According to a report in The New York Times, hospitals performed 76,000 such scans on Medicare patients in 2008, … Continue reading

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