Monthly Archives: June 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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Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Long Island, New York Auto Shop

Two men were found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a Holbrook, New York, auto-detailing shop Thursday night, Suffolk County police say.

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy


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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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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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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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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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 Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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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 < "">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

Posted in Tyson Chlorine Leak |

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

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Journal Says Medtronic Docs Left Out Side Effects in Infuse Studies

A major medical journal is attacking clinical trials for < "">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

Posted in Medtronic Infuse |

New Jersey Company Recalls Ham Products Over Possible Listeria

Specialities Agro Alimentation, of Millington, New Jersey, is recalling approximately 5,700 pounds of imported boneless Serrano ham products that may be contaminated with < "">Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), just announced. … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Listeria |

Former Swimmer Files Suit over DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System

A former competitive swimmer has filed suit in the U.S. over injuries she sustained as a result of DePuy Orthopaedic’s now-recalled < "">ASR Hip Resurfacing System. According to her lawsuit, Charlotte Mustard suffered severe and debilitating injuries after receiving the … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Salmonella Outbreak Prompts Alfalfa Sprout Warning

Yesterday, we wrote that public health officials in Idaho warned consumers to throw out alfalfa sprouts from Evergreen Produce of Moyie Springs, because of a possible < "">Salmonella outbreak. Since, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

E. coli Linked to Alabama Waterpark Hospitalizes 6 Children

Six young children have been hospitalized for what is believed to be < "">E. coli poisoning linked to an indoor water park in Arizona. The children, aged 1 to 7, fell ill after swimming at the potentially contaminated Opelika SportsPlex … Continue reading

Posted in E. Coli, Food Poisoning |

Health Canada Reviewing Champix for Heart Side Effects

Health Canada is reviewing the smoking cessation drug Champix (sold as < "">Chantix is the U.S.) for a possible link to heart problems. The Health Canada announcement follows last week’s notification by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that … Continue reading

Posted in Chantix, Pharmaceuticals |

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