Daily Archives: June 9, 2016

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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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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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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

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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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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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Actos Side Effects Lawyers Says Whistleblower Revelations Could Boost Bladder Cancer, Heart Failure Lawsuits

An attorney with a prominent personal injury law firm says an Actos whistleblower lawsuit filed earlier this year could strengthen legal claims alleging the type 2 diabetes medication caused some users to develop bladder cancer and heart failure.

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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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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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Unsafe Lead Levels Found in Water in Yonkers Schools

Three dozen water fixtures in school buildings Yonkers, New York have been shut off because of unsafe lead levels, according to test results recently released by the school district. Testing began in March, and the school district has faced criticism for … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Sunscreen Products Not Delivering SPF Levels as Labeled

According to a new study by Consumer Reports over 40 percent of the 60 sunscreens tested by experts fall short of their SPF numbers printed on the product’s label. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires all sunscreens to … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Fraud, Health Concerns |

Parents Accuse of ‘Cover-Up’ in Lead Poisoning in Newark Public Schools

Parents of children attending four Newark Public Schools are filing a proposal for a class-action lawsuit claiming that officials have “poisoned” thousands of students by knowingly exposing them to toxic levels of lead. From March 2011 to the present, the … Continue reading

Posted in Class Action Lawsuits, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

OTC Antacids Containing Aspirin May have Serious Bleeding Risks

Consumers are being warned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers of using non-prescription, or over-the-counter (OTC), aspirin-containing antacid products. Antacids are used to treat heartburn, sour stomach, acid indigestion or upset stomach. Alternatives that do … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Pharmaceuticals |

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