Monthly Archives: August 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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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

The first test trials in the federal C.R. Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh litigation will most likely start next year, according to a report from Bloomberg News. About 600 lawsuits involving Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are currently pending in the multidistrict litigation underway Charleston, West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...

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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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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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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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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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Revolade, Known in the U.S. as Promacta, Tied to Severe Hepatotoxicity Risks

Revolade, (in the U.S. as Promacta), Tied to Hepatotoxicity

The use of Revolade (eltrombopag) may cause severe hepatotoxicity and potentially deadly fatal liver injury, warns Canada’s health regulator, Health Canada, according to Healthy Canadians, Government of Canada. Revolade, which is a thrombopoietin receptor agonist, is manufactured and marketed by … Continue reading

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New Claims Accepted for September 11 Victim Compensation Fund

New Claims Allowed for September 11 Victim Compensation Fund

September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya announced at the beginning of August that the VCF is again accepting new claims using a redesigned claim form with an improved online claims system. Individuals who do not have … Continue reading

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Parasites in Community Pools Spark Outbreak in Arizona

Parasites in Community Pools Spark Outbreak in Arizona

A parasite that officials believe was in at least 20 community pools has sickened more than 100 people in Maricopa County, Arizona. The parasite is passed through stool and is commonly transmitted through contaminated drinking water or recreational water facilities … Continue reading

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$70 Million Awarded in Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuit

$70 Million Awarded in Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuit

An attempt was made by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to overturn the largest award seen to date in a $70 million Risperdal gynecomastia verdict. The Pennsylvania judge presiding over the matter refused the request made by the manufacturer of J&J’s … Continue reading

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Skyrocketing Cost of EpiPen Worries Doctors and Patients

Skyrocketing Cost of EpiPen Worries Doctors and Patients

For children and adults who suffer from severe allergic reactions, the cost of EpiPens have gone through the roof in the past few years. This leaves those who are in need of the life-saving device scrambling in a market that … Continue reading

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Antibiotic Cipro Involved in Partial Settlement of a Class Action Lawsuit

Cipro Involved in Partial Settlement of Class Action Lawsuit

Ciprofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic that fights different types of bacterial infections, such as urinary tract or gastrointestinal infections. It is also used to treat people who have been exposed to anthrax. Ciprofloxacin should only be used for infections that … Continue reading

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Biomet Faces New Lawsuit over Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant

Biomet Faces New Lawsuit over Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant

Biomet is facing a new lawsuit alleging that its metal-on-metal hip implant is to blame for a New York woman’s injuries. The plaintiff is a 61-year-old woman who was implanted with the Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Replacement System in her … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Recalls 29 Million Fitness Bands Due to Reports of Skin Irritation

McDonald’s Recalls 29M Fitness Bands Due to Skin Irritation

Following reports of skin irritation and burns, McDonald’s is recalling 29 million “Step It!” fitness trackers included in some Happy Meals. According to a statement from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, McDonald’s received more than 70 reports of adverse … Continue reading

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Analysis Raises Questions about How Device Makers Label Patient Deaths

Questions Rise about How Device Makers Label Patient Deaths

Medical device manufacturers are required to report any event that “reasonably suggests a device may have caused or contributed to a death or serious injury.” Madris Tomes, a former FDA consultant, conducted an analysis showing that 4,000 patient deaths were … Continue reading

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Multi-vehicle Crash on Long Island Expressway Leaves 6 Dead, 5 Injured

Multi-vehicle Crash on Long Island Expressway Kills 6

A deadly crash over the weekend leaves six people dead and another five injured on Long Island. Authorities say a speeding SUV caused the crash when it came up fast on a work zone on the Long Island Expressway. The … Continue reading

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