Daily Archives: May 21, 2012

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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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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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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 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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System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

Study Finds System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

System for keeping track of dangerous side effects of prescription drugs is flawed because drug makers are submitting incomplete information about problems to the FDA.

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Research Study Confirms Fracking Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Research Study Confirms Fracking as Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Fracking operation near Poland Township, Ohio, activated a previously unknown fault in the, causing 77 earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 1.0 to 3.0 in March 2014.

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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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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Listeria Prompts Diced Onion Recall

The dangerous Listeria pathogen has prompted a diced onion recall, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Gills Onions, LLC of Oxnard, California is recalling 2,360 pounds, of diced red onions with lot code 51RDA1A2119 and use-by-dates May … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Brooklyn DA, Former NYC Mayor Clash on Handling of Orthodox Jewish Sex Abuse Cases

Brooklyn’s District Attorney Charles Hynes is facing added pressure in the Orthodox Jewish child sex abuse scandal as new critics accuse him of allowing victims of the abuse to be intimidated. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, … Continue reading

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Caribeña Papayas Recalled For Potential Salmonella Contamination

Caribeña papayas are being recalled for potential Salmonella contamination, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The recalled papayas were distributed by Caribe Produce Ltd. Co. of McAllen, Texas. A total of 286 cases of Papaya Maradol, Caribeña … Continue reading

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83 Sickened In Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Tempeh

A three-month tempeh Salmonella outbreak has broadened, reportedly sickening 83 people. The illnesses have been linked to a recall by Smiling Hara of Asheville, North Carolina of its 12-ounce packages of unpasteurized soybean tempeh. According to the Citizen-Times, many of … Continue reading

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Diamond Pet Foods Issues Cat Food Recall For Salmonella

Diamond Pet Foods expanded its dog food recalls to now include cat food contaminated with the Salmonella pathogen. Despite at least 16 human illnesses and now pet illnesses and deaths, only scanty information is being released. The recall began with … Continue reading

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River Ranch Recalls Bagged Salads For Potential Listeria

River Ranch Fresh Foods, LLC of Salinas, California just issued a recall and an expansion of that recall for its bagged salads over potential Listeria contamination, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Routine random testing of finished … Continue reading

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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year … Continue reading

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