Monthly Archives: October 2011

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

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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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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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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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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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

81-year-old Port Jefferson Station man was killed in a crash at 4:57 a.m.. He lost control of the vehicle traveling west on Northern State Pkwy, on exit 42, Dix Hills.

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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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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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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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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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Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk

Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk, Study Suggests

A new study has linked the use of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), an injectable type of birth control, to an increased risk of HIV infection.

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Rite Aid Recalls Butter Cookie Tins for Possible Bacterial Contamination

Rite Aid, in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), just implemented a chain-wide recall of about 85,000 tins of butter cookies, the agency just announced. The Rite Aid butter cookies were distributed by the drug store chain … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Product Recalls, Recalled Food Products |

FDA Issues Salmonella Warning for Wegmans Pine Nuts

Last week, we wrote that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall of 5,000 pounds of Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Turkish Pine Nuts over concerns about potential Salmonella contamination. The FDA is now warning consumers not to … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Certain Asthma Drugs Risky for Kids

Some asthma medications are proving risky for children, according to emerging research. So-called long-acting beta-agonists—LABAs—have been linked with increased risks for significant complications, notes USA Today. These complications include hospitalization, intubation, and death, known as so-called asthma composite outcome, said … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Topamax Birth Defect Lawsuits Centralized in Philadelphia

All < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/topamax_birth_defects">Topamax birth defect lawsuits filed in Pennsylvania state courts have been centralized in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. The lawsuits allege that Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Ortho-McNeil Neurologics, failed to properly research the pregnancy risks associated with … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Topamax Oral Clefts |

Greek Debt Fix a Bad Deal for Holders of Credit Default Swaps

Holders of credit default swaps on Greek bonds may be out of luck, thanks to the European Union’s plan to resolve the euro region’s sovereign debt crisis. According to a report from Bloomberg News, because the plan is considered voluntary, … Continue reading

Posted in Stock Fraud |

Cooperstown, New York Divided by Contentious Fracking Debate

The debate over < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/hydraulic_fracturing_fracking">hydraulic fracturing has turned nasty in Cooperstown, New York, according to a report from The New York Times. Some of the most vocal opponents of fracking in the upstate New York village have reportedly received threatening … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Hand Trucks Recalled Following 19 Injuries

A large recall of about 292,000 Harper Trucks Hand Trucks has been implemented, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The defective Harper Trucks Hand Trucks were manufactured in China, the United States, and Taiwan by Harper Trucks … Continue reading

Posted in Product Recalls |

FDA Panel Gives Medtronic Cardiac Ablation System a Thumbs Down

A panel of outside medical experts has recommended that federal regulators not approve a cardiac ablation system to treat atrial fibrillation being developed by Medtronic, Inc. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, members of a U.S. Food … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Trek Recalls Bicycles For Fall Hazard

About 27,000 Trek 2012 FX and District Bicycles are being recalled for fall hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced. The defective Trek 2012 FX and District Bicycles were manufactured in China; imported … Continue reading

Posted in Product Recalls |

Doctors in Europe Advised that Pradaxa Patients Need Kidney Tests

Doctors in Europe will be informed that certain patients should undergo kidney testing before they begin taking the anti-clotting medication, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Pradaxa-Internal-Bleeding-Hemorrhaging-Side-Effects-Lawsuit">Pradaxa. Boehringer Ingelheim, the maker of Pradaxa, will also notify European doctors that patients older than 75 and those … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Pradaxa |

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