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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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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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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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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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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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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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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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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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Antibiotic Zithromax Linked to Potential Liver Problems

Antibiotic Zithromax Linked to Potential Liver Problems

Zithromax is a widely used antibiotic that is most often used to treat bacterial sinus infections in adults and ear infections in children. Made by Pfizer, Zithromax was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1992. Most … Continue reading

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Medtronic Infuse Recipients Receive $8.45 Million in Settlements

Medtronic Infuse Recipients Win $8.45 Million in Settlements

The University of California, Los Angeles has agreed to pay a combined $8.45 million to two patients who received Medtronic’s controversial Infuse bone graft product. These individuals filed lawsuits alleging that the product caused unwanted bone growth. They also claimed … Continue reading

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Monsanto Faces Growing Litigation over Roundup Herbicide

Monsanto Faces Growing Litigation over Roundup Herbicide

Litigation is mounting against multinational agrochemical manufacturer Monsanto Co. alleging that an ingredient in its Roundup herbicide increases the risk of cancer. Madison Record reports that a growing litigation in Illinois could become a class action lawsuit. Plaintiff’s lawsuits have … Continue reading

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Serious and Troubling Side Effects Associated with Antipsychotic Drug Invega

Reviews of the popular antipsychotic medication Invega show a wide range of side effects—some serious—associated with the drug. Invega (paliperidone), produced by Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a division of Johnson & Johnson), is an atypical antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia. Invega works … Continue reading

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Pradaxa Settlement Does Not Bar New Lawsuits

Despite a 2014 mass settlement, patients who have suffered bleeding injuries after taking Pradaxa may still qualify to bring a Pradaxa lawsuit. Pradaxa is one of the newer class of blood-thinning medication prescribed to help prevent blood clots and stroke … Continue reading

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