Monthly Archives: July 2011

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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Vulnerable to Fracture after ICD Switch

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads are vulnerable to fracture following ICD switch, says a new study published in the June issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.

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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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Newly-Filed Plavix Lawsuits Claim Drug Caused Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Cerebral Hemorrhage, and TTP

The manufacturer of Plavix continues to be named in lawsuits alleging the blood thinner caused some patients to suffer from serious bleeding side effects. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix bleeding lawsuits in state court in New York.

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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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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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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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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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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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