Daily Archives: June 29, 2011

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine Life-Threatening in Children

Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine can be Life-Threatening in Children, Study Finds

A new study published in Pediatrics suggests that morphine can result in life-threatening respiratory problems when given to children after a tonsillectomy.

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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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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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Qualitest Recalls Incorrectly Labeled Tablets

Qualitest Pharmaceuticals just issued a nationwide, retail-level < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">drug recall of Butalbital, Acetaminophen, and Caffeine Tablets, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), just announced. A bottle of Butalbital, Acetaminophen, and Caffeine Tablets (USP, 50mg/325mg/40mg, 500 count) was found incorrectly … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports Finds Drug Safety Information Lacking

Drug labels and medication guides are necessary for patients, caretakers, and physicians and are meant to contain important information on drug safety, efficacy, side effects, and dosing. WebMD noted that in a recent Consumer Reports investigation, some drug labels are … Continue reading

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Questions Over Shale Gas Productivity Spark Calls for Investigations

A report recently published by The New York Times that questioned some of the productivity claims made by natural gas drillers has caught the attention of some federal and state lawmakers. According to the Times, a number of lawmakers have … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Extra-Strength Tylenol Recalled for Musty Smell

Johnson & Johnson’s smelly drug problem is rearing its ugly head, yet again. According to the Wall Street Journal, Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare division is pulling about 60,912 bottles—one lot—of its musty smelling < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Tylenol-Liver-Damage-Injury-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Extra-Strength Tylenol caplets in … Continue reading

Posted in Acetaminophen / Tylenol, Pharmaceuticals |

14 Remain Hospitalized After Tyson Foods Chlorine Leak

One person remains in intensive care following Monday’s chlorine leak at the Tyson Foods plant in Springdale, Arkansas. Thirteen others are still hospitalized, according to an Associated Press report. Three hundred workers were evacuated Monday morning when the chlorine leak … Continue reading

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Sham Neurontin Study was Designed to Boost Prescriptions

Despite increased attention focused on pharmaceutical industry conflicts of interest over everything from excessive perks and inappropriate marketing tactics, fishy marketing programs continue to be unearthed. The MinnPost reports that, based on an article just published in the Archives of … Continue reading

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Journal Says Medtronic Docs Left Out Side Effects in Infuse Studies

A major medical journal is attacking clinical trials for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Medtronic_Infuse_Bone_Graft">Medtronic Inc.’s Infuse bone growth products that were conducted by researchers with financial ties to the device maker, claiming the studies omitted or downplayed serious side effect associated with the … Continue reading

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