Monthly Archives: January 2017

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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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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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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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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

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

81-year-old Port Jefferson Station man was killed in a crash at 4:57 a.m.. He lost control of the vehicle traveling west on Northern State Pkwy, on exit 42, Dix Hills.

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Geodon the antipsychotic drug can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction

Geodon can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction, FDA Warns

The FDA has required a new warning label for the antipsychotic drug Geodon (ziprasidone) to include the risk of a potentially fatal skin reaction.

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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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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Brain Tumor

Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Increased Brain Tumor Risk

A study of Danish women of reproductive age suggests that long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors.

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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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New Research Finds Elevated Risk of Ovarian Cancer with Talc Use

Genital Talc Use Linked to 20 Percent Increased Risk of Cancer New findings published this month in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention found that genital use of talcum powder is associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer. The … Continue reading

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Report Reveals Rise in NY Construction Site Deaths, Safety Violations

New York Construction Deaths Increasing, Caused by Safety Violations A new report shows that construction deaths in New York are on the rise. The construction fatalities, which are frequently caused by falls, disproportionately affect Latino workers. The findings also shed … Continue reading

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Catheter Recalls due to Serious Complications and Injuries

Catheter Recalls due to Serious Complications and Injuries

The benefits and usefulness of catheters are not in question, when the broad scope of applications and indications for which the devices are used are examined. Catheters are used for administering medications, injecting contrast dye for angiogram procedures, and removing … Continue reading

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INRatio Blood Monitoring Device Recalled Due to Inaccurate Readings

Alere INRatio System Recalled The Alere INRatio and INRatio2 PT/INR Monitor System are devices used to measure how fast a patient’s blood is clotting. This system is used in patients taking warfarin, a decades-old anticoagulant used to prevent blood clot … Continue reading

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Nursing Homes a Solution but in Some Cases Unsafe

Nursing Homes a Solution but in Some Cases are Unsafe

In this day and age, our senior population is growing in number and living longer. The elderly are among our most vulnerable citizens. The challenge of providing the proper care has become increasingly important as many people are faced with … Continue reading

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Lead Contamination a Problem Nationwide

Lead Contamination has Become a Nationwide Problem

In the last two years, significant national attention has been focused on the lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan, and the health consequences for Flint residents, in particular the children. But Flint is not an isolated instance of lead problems. Lead … Continue reading

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Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Scheduled for Trial in 2017

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Trial Slated for February 2017 Johnson & Johnson will continue to face litigation involving its baby power and ovarian cancer claims. A talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit is scheduled to go to trial in February 2017. … Continue reading

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Aggressive Driving Leads to Auto Accidents, Injury Lawsuits

Aggressive Driving Endangers Everyone on the Road While an auto accident may occur for various reasons, certain patterns of behavior are more likely to cause a crash. Aggressive driving is a factor that can increase the chances of an accident … Continue reading

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St. Jude Medical Cardiac Devices Recalled Over Life-Threatening Battery Issue

St. Jude Medical Inc. has recalled 400,000 implanted heart devices because of the risk of premature battery depletion. The defect is linked to two deaths in Europe. The devices included in the recall are St. Jude Medical Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators … Continue reading

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Lawyers Investigate Invega Gynecomastia Lawsuits Against Janssen

Invega and Gynecomastia, Growth of Male Breast Tissue Parker Waichman LLP is a national personal injury firm that represents clients in lawsuits over allegedly defective drugs and medical devices. Currently, the firm is investigating possible lawsuits on behalf of individuals … Continue reading

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