Daily Archives: June 17, 2016

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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from TheHeart.org. An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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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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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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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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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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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday due to a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. Police are investigating the accident, Newsday reports. According to Newsday, the 81-year-old man was driving a Nissan Altima west in the right lane, west of Exit 42. He ...

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Government Penalizes 721 Hospitals for High Rates of Infections, Injuries

Medicare is reducing payments to 721 hospitals, one out of every seven hospitals in the nation, for having high rates of “hospital-acquired” conditions (HAC.

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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 such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine Life-Threatening in Children

Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine can be Life-Threatening in Children, Study Finds

A new study published in Pediatrics suggests that morphine can result in life-threatening respiratory problems when given to children after a tonsillectomy.

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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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Cipro and Certain Other Antibiotics may cause Serious Complications

New studies have found that people taking fluoroquinolone antibiotics such as Cipro, Levaquin and Avelox are 2 to 3 times more susceptible to life-threatening damage to their aorta. The aorta is the body’s main artery that carries oxygenated blood from … Continue reading

Posted in Cipro, Health Concerns, Levaquin, Pharmaceuticals |

Cell Phone Use and Links to Cancer Still under Debate

A massive 2-year study investigating the potential health hazards of cell phone use on rats and mice, conducted by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), has just concluded. The study found that cell phone exposure increases the incidence of malignant gliomas … Continue reading

Posted in Cell Phones & Cancer, Cellular Phone, Health Concerns |

Embolism Risk with da Vinci Xi in Heart Procedures

A warning at the end of May 2016 was issued by Intuitive Surgical concerning a risk that small particles could be introduced inside the heart during intra-cardiac procedures using its da Vinci Xi device. The da Vinci Xi received U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in da Vinci Surgical Robot, Defective Medical Devices, Health Concerns |

Migraine Headache Patch Teva Linked to Serious Burns

Teva Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of the Zecuity patch used for the treatment of symptoms of migraine headaches, has decided to temporarily suspend sales, marketing and distribution of its product and to investigate the cause of burns and scars reported by … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Health Concerns, Pharmaceuticals |

Heartburn Medication may have Risks Leading to Kidney Damage

Nexium is an over-the-counter (OTC) drug used to treat heartburn and is easily obtainable at a local supermarket or drugstore. Most consumers think that if a medication is OTC it is safe, as it does not require a doctor’s prescription. … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Nexium, Pharmaceuticals |

Judge Will Not Halt J&J Metal Hip Litigation, Bellwether Cases Selected

Disregarding a motion by Johnson and Johnson, a Texas federal judge chose not to stay trials over an allegedly defective metal-on-metal hip implant. According to Law360, U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade selected seven bellwether cases for trial. The decision follows … Continue reading

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