Monthly Archives: July 2011

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Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

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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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MTA Bus Crash and Two Cars Injures 23 at Utica Ave. & Clarendon Rd

Crash Involving MTA Bus and Two Cars Injures 23

Police are investigating an accident in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon that injured 23 people, 3 of them critically, when a car was knocked into the path of an MTA bus.

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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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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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Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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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 Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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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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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedra Alkaloids Recalled

Finemost Corporation, which does business as (dba) Qualiherb, is issuing a nationwide recall of its dietary supplements sold under the brand name Qualiherb, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Finemost is located at 13839 Bentley Place, Cerritos, … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

EPA Proposes Fracking Air Pollution Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed the first ever federal rule to limit air pollution from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the proposed rule is part of a package of new regulations … Continue reading

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Phil&Teds Recalls Strollers for Faulty Brakes

Explorer and Hammerhead Strollers are being recalled for faulty breaks, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC), just announced. In the United States, 7,400 defective Explorer Strollers are being recalled; 1,900 are being recalled in Canada. … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Product Recalls |

Flying Foods Expands Listeria Recall

Flying Food Group’s of Lawrenceville, Georgia is recalling all of its U.S. Department of Agriculture- (USDA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration- (FDA) regulated products, including sandwiches, parfaits, wraps, plates, and salads, over concerns the products have been contaminated with … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Listeria |

Iowa Couple Files Latest Imprelis Tree Damage Lawsuit

Yet another class action lawsuit has been filed over alleged < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Imprelis-DuPont-herbicide-tree-death-side-effects-lawsuit">Imprelis tree poisoning. The lawsuit, filed by Daryl and Mary Ann Haley, was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, Cedar Rapids Division, and seeks … Continue reading

Posted in Imprelis Tree Death / Damage |

FDA Slams Merck Over Tainted Vaccines

Merck is taking heat from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) over contamination in some of its vaccines. According to Fox Business, charred pieces of plastic shrink wrap were found in vaccines such as Gardasil (HPV), Varivax (chicken pox), … Continue reading

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Daughter’s Death Inspires Father to Expose Alleged Fort Detrick Cancer Cluster

Randy White, a Tampa, Florida pastor who lost his 30-year-old daughter to a brain tumor in 2008, believes she was a victim of toxic contamination from Fort Detrick, Maryland. The foundation that bears her name, the Kristen Renee Foundation, claims … Continue reading

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Papaya Products Recalled for Salmonella

In the wake of two federal agency investigations into Salmonella-contaminated papayas, another recall is being initiated, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. At least 97 reports of Salmonella Agona have led to 10 hospitalizations in 23 states. … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Imprelis Harms Trees, DuPont Says

DuPont has admitted that its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Imprelis-DuPont-herbicide-tree-death-side-effects-lawsuit">Imprelis herbicide has damaged landscape trees in states around the country. The acknowledgement, which came in a statement DuPont issued this afternoon, follows the filing of several class action lawsuits seeking damages for Imprelis … Continue reading

Posted in Imprelis Tree Death / Damage |

Prime-Line Recalls Child Safety Products

Prime-Line of Redlands, California has issued two recalls for child safety products, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. In both cases, the defective products were manufactured in China. Prime-Line can be reached, toll-free, at 1.855.839.9555 from 8:00 … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

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