Monthly Archives: December 2013

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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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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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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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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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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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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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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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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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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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