Monthly Archives: December 2013

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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Brain Tumor

Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Increased Brain Tumor Risk

A study of Danish women of reproductive age suggests that long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors.

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Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

A car accident on LI left one person dead & two more critically injured. The crash occurred Monday in Deer Park on Straight Path, south of Sagamore Lane.

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Issue Call for Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

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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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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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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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Infant Boy Suffers Serious Injury During Religious Circumcision

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A baby boy who suffered serious injuries during the religious bris ceremony of circumcision is bringing attention to the routine practice and its potential risks. The infant boy’s penis was severed during a bris that was performed by Pittsburgh rabbi … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News |

Breathing, Air Hazards Feared Following North Dakota Train Derailment

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A North Dakota town was under voluntary evacuation after a train derailment spewed a fireball and left 10-20 train cars burning potentially hazardous smoke through the night. The one-mile long train was carrying crude oil when it derailed last night. … Continue reading

Posted in Accident |

Study Finds Adverse Events Tied to da Vinci Robot Surgery Are Unreported

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A recent report reveals that adverse reactions associated with da Vinci surgical robot procedures may be greater than believed. The under-reporting of actual patient injuries may be presenting a different picture of the surgical technology to prospective surgical patients. The … Continue reading

Posted in da Vinci Surgical Robot, Defective Medical Devices |

Sailors from USS Ronald Reagan File Lawsuit Over Cancers, Radiation Sickness from Japanese Tsunami Rescue Effort

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Sailors from the USS Ronald Reagan, which helped in the rescue effort after the tsunami struck Japan in March 2011, have since experienced a variety of illnesses, which they say are due to radiation exposure. They have filed a federal … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

Lawsuit Accuses “Candy Man” Physician of Facilitating Drug Addiction and Overdoses

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A California woman’s medical malpractice lawsuit against Dr. Julio Gabriel Diaz – called “the candy man” – claims his over-prescribing of  powerful pain medications got her addicted to drugs. The doctor is accused of causing 11 overdose deaths. Courtney Canter’s … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Malpractice, Pharmaceuticals |

Baxter Recalls Injectable Products that May Cause Stroke, Heart Attack, Other Organ Damage

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Baxter International Inc. has recalled specific lots of its injectable products over particulate matter found in the products’ solutions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. The recall involves one lot of 5 percent Dextrose Injection, USP and four … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Health Concerns, Pharmaceuticals |

Lawsuits Allege SimplyThick Injuries

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Injuries and deaths of more than 20 children are the focus of lawsuits brought against SimplyThick, LLC, the maker of SimplyThick, a food-thickening agent. SimplyThick was used in baby formula to manage swallowing disorders. A recent lawsuit involves a baby … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Health Concerns |

Study: Hip Device Regulatory Review Found to be “Entirely Inadequate”

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Emerging research reveals that some hip implants on the market today received clearance with little or no proof of efficacy or safety. The researchers indicate that about 8 percent of the hip devices on today’s market are involved and that … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Depuy, Metal Hip Implants |

FDA: Mass Destruction Tied to At Least One Serious Liver Injury

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According to the product label for the dietary supplement, Mass Destruction, the bodybuilding supplement contains at least one synthetic anabolic steroid, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Anabolic steroids are known to increase serious liver and other … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Testosterone Treatments Associated with Cardiac Risks

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A study of older men reveals that testosterone treatments are linked to dangerous heart risks and have no established benefits. The large Veterans Affairs study looked at senior men diagnosed with low hormone levels, as well as other health issues, … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Fraud, Health Concerns, Pharmaceuticals |

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