Daily Archives: June 20, 2016

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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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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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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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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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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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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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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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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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Parents Worry about the Safety of Talcum Powder Use for Infants and Children

In light of the recent St. Louis trial verdict linking the use of Johnson’s Baby Powder to the development of ovarian cancer, parents are questioning the safety of talcum powder for use on babies and small children. Kelly Hartzell, owner … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

Whole Foods Receives FDA Warning Letter Citing Serious Violations

A letter dated June 8, 2016 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was sent to Whole Foods Co-CEOs John Mackey and Walter Robb after a February inspection revealed some alarming violations. The Whole Foods food preparation facility in … Continue reading

Posted in Food Products, Health Concerns, Legal News, Listeria |

Stronger Warnings Added to Invokana Diabetes Medication

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently issued more severe warnings about the popular diabetes medication Invokana (canagliflozin) and an increased risk of amputation and other serious side effects including severe urinary tract infection, kidney failure, and heart … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Pharmaceuticals |

Within One Month, FDA Issues Two Safety Alerts for Invokana

In the last month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued two separate safety warnings involving the type 2 diabetes drug Invokana (canagliflozin). On May 18, 2016, and FDA alert reported that patients in a clinical trial studying Janssen … Continue reading

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Is It Safe to Use Spray Self-Tanners?

With increased awareness about the risks of UV exposure, more consumers are starting to use products that produce a tan without the damaging effects of the sun. But are these products safe? Time magazine reports that, according to dermatology experts, … Continue reading

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