Daily Archives: November 8, 2011

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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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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 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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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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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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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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Studies Show Many People Taking Proton Pump Inhibitors Don’t Need Them

Aciphex, Dexilant, Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, and Protonix, all part of a class of drugs known a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Proton_pump_inhibitors">proton pump inhibitors, may be overprescribed, some recent studies indicate. According to a report from Web MD, overuse of proton pump inhibitors, which … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Proton Pump Inhibitors |

FDA Confirms Salmonella in Turkish Pine Nuts

We’ve been following the growing issue with Turkish pine nuts and contamination with the dangerous < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella pathogen. Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a consumer warning against eating Turkish pine nuts distributed by Sunrise Commodities, … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Air Fresheners Tied To Asthma, Allergies

Air fresheners and chemicals involved in home fragrance delivery, are being linked to asthma and allergies. Doctors should be aware of the hazards of these products to certain patients, said MSNBC. “The chemicals in some of these products can trigger … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Researcher Warns of Possible Acetaminophen – Asthma Link

Taking < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Acetaminophen-Liver-Damage-Injury-Failure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">acetaminophen may make asthma worse in people who already have the condition, and possibly spark new asthma cases in others. In fact, the author of a provocative new paper says links between acetaminophen and asthma are so prevalent … Continue reading

Posted in Acetaminophen / Tylenol, Pharmaceuticals |

Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Risk Reported in Israeli Study

Yet another study has confirmed that birth control pills like < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Yaz-Yasmin-Ocella-Lawsuit-Side-Effects-injury-clots-embolism-dvt">Yaz and Yasmin are more likely to cause blood clots compared to other oral contraceptives. This latest study, which involved 330,000 Israeli women, found that women who took pills … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Yaz / Yasmin |

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