Monthly Archives: August 2011

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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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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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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from TheHeart.org. An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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Actos Side Effects Lawyers Says Whistleblower Revelations Could Boost Bladder Cancer, Heart Failure Lawsuits

An attorney with a prominent personal injury law firm says an Actos whistleblower lawsuit filed earlier this year could strengthen legal claims alleging the type 2 diabetes medication caused some users to develop bladder cancer and heart failure.

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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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Transvaginal Mesh a Nightmare for Thousands of Women

Thousands of women who have received transvaginal mesh surgical implants to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are now living a nightmare, thanks to debilitating pain, bleeding, infection and other serious complications. According to the Sun-Sentinel, many of the women injured by transvaginal mesh claim ...

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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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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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Swing Sets Sold At Toys R Us Recalled For Fall Hazard

About 5,500 Playsafe Dartmouth Swing Sets are being recalled for fall hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The defective Playsafe Dartmouth Swing Sets were manufactured in China; imported by Pacific Cycle Inc., of Madison, Wisconsin, and … Continue reading

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Dead in Samson Resources Wyoming Explosion Identified

Construction work at Samson Resources Co. sites in Wyoming’s Powder River Basi has halted, following Monday’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/wyoming-oil-storage-facility-explosion-lawsuit">explosion near Glenrock. Meanwhile, the names of the three men killed in that explosion have been released. According to a report from The … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Wyoming Oil Production Site Explosion |

Imprelis Lawyers File Motion to Preserve Tree Damage Evidence

A group of law firms has gone to court seeking to force DuPont to notify property owners and lawn care professionals of the steps they should take to preserve evidence of damage caused by the tree-killing herbicide, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Imprelis-DuPont-herbicide-tree-death-side-effects-lawsuit">Imprelis. A … Continue reading

Posted in Imprelis Tree Death / Damage |

Google CEO Knew About Illegal AdWords Sales, Report Claims

In the wake of Google’s agreement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) to forfeit $500 million for selling internet ads to illegal Canadian Pharmacies through AdWords program, new information is being reported that co-founder and CEO, Larry Page, knew about … Continue reading

Posted in Google Shareholder Lawsuit |

Medical Device Industry Prepares to Defend Transvaginal Mesh

The medical device industry is gearing up to fight any suggestion that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/transvaginal_mesh_injuries">transvaginal mesh devices should be recalled. According to a report in the Minneapolis Post, trade group AdvaMed is readying a lobbying effort in advance of an FDA … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Transvaginal mesh |

Guatemalan Syphilis Researchers Knew Experiments Were Unethical, Panel Says

A presidential commission has determined that the U.S. scientists who conducted syphilis experiments on hundreds of Guatemalans in the 1940s were very aware that their research methods were unethical. The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, which is … Continue reading

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Health Canada Warns of PAH Associated with Sprycel

Health Canada, collaborating with drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada (BMS), just issued a warning concerning serious pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) linked to < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/sprycel-leukemia-drug-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-side-effects-lawsuit">Sprycel (dasatinib). Sprycel is part of the drug class of protein-tyrosine kinase inhibitors medications and has received … Continue reading

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Three Dead After Wyoming Oil Production Explosion

An < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/wyoming-oil-storage-facility-explosion-lawsuit">explosion yesterday morning at a Wyoming oil production site sparked a fire and killed three workers. According to the Associated Press, the cause of the blast is not yet known. The explosion occurred around 10:00 a.m. at an … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Wyoming Oil Production Site Explosion |

NIH Launching Traumatic Brain Injury Database

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Defense (DoD) are collaborating on the creation of a central database to track < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/traumatic_brain_injury">traumatic brain injuries, said the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), of the NIH. … Continue reading

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Pre-Birth Exposure to BPA May Affect Male Genitalia

Much has been said about the ongoing health issues linked to the polycarbonate plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA), and readers of this blog are well aware of the myriad health issues that affect people, from infancy on up, who are exposed … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

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