Daily Archives: May 11, 2015

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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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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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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution

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The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Vulnerable to Fracture after ICD Switch

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads are vulnerable to fracture following ICD switch, says a new study published in the June issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.

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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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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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Amarin Pharma Sues FDA Over Right to Discuss Off-Label Use of Drugs

Amarin Sues FDA Over Right to Discuss Off-Label Drug Use

Dublin-based Amarin Pharma has sued the Food and Drug Administration (FDA for the right to talk to doctors about unapproved uses for their products, as long as they are being truthful. Drug companies have been fined billions of dollars for … Continue reading

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Lumber Liquidators Suspends Sales of Flooring Made in China

Lumber Liquidators Suspends Sales of Flooring Made in China

Under investigation by the Department of Justice over formaldehyde levels in flooring made in China, Lumber Liquidators says it will stop selling laminate flooring made in China. Customers wonder whether their homes are safe, CBS News reports. In March, a … Continue reading

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Blue Bell Aware of Listeria Problems Since 2013, FDA Documents Show

Blue Bell Aware of Listeria Problems Since 2013

Newly released documents from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) show that Blue Bell Creameries knew about the presence of listeria in one of its factories since as early as 2013. The agency’s report indicates that the company still … Continue reading

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