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Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Long Island, New York Auto Shop

Two men were found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a Holbrook, New York, auto-detailing shop Thursday night, Suffolk County police say.

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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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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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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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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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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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed.

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System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

Study Finds System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

System for keeping track of dangerous side effects of prescription drugs is flawed because drug makers are submitting incomplete information about problems to the FDA.

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New Report Raises Gardasil Concerns

Approved in 2006, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/gardasil_side_effects">Gardasil prevents four strains of HPV. As of June 2009, 15 million girls had received Gardasil vaccines and some also reported suffering from adverse reactions that have included dizziness, numbness, and blood clots, among other dangerous, … Continue reading

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Gardasil Researcher Questions Safety, Effectiveness of HPV Vaccines

A medical researcher who played a role in the development of both < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/gardasil_side_effects">Gardasil and Cervarix recently asserted that neither HPV vaccine would do much to reduce cervical cancer rates in the U.S. According to a report on chattahbox.com, Dr. … Continue reading

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Gardasil Researcher Says Better Warning on Side Effects Needed

A lead < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/gardasil_side_effects">Gardasil researcher says more complete warnings should be given to patients before the vaccine is administered. In an interview with CBS News, Dr. Diane Harper also criticized Merck & Co.’s aggressive marketing of Gardasil. As we’ve reported … Continue reading

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Gardasil Recalled in Spain After Two Girls Fall Ill

A batch of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/gardasil_side_effects">Gardasil vaccines has been recalled in Spain.  Accordng to a report on FindingDucinea.com, tens of thousands of doses were recalled after the two girls fell ill just hours after receiving their Gardasil injections. Both girls were … Continue reading

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Merck’s Gardasil Push Ignored Important Questions

In the past two years, Merck & Co. has been spending big to market its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/gardasil_side_effects">Gardasil vaccine, and the effort has been paying off.  Catchy television commercials urging parents to make sure their daughter is “one less” victim of … Continue reading

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As Gardasil Side Effects Climb, Questions Linger About its Effectiveness

Reports of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/gardasil_side_effects">Gardasil side effects – as well as the controversy surrounding the cervical cancer vaccine – continue to grow.  According to an analysis released June 30 by the Washington, D.C.-based public interest group Judicial Watch, there have been … Continue reading

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Despite Deaths, Other Reactions, Feds Say Gardasil is Safe

Federal health regulators are insisting that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/gardasil_side_effects">Gardasil is safe, despite thousand of reports of adverse events related to the controversial cervical cancer vaccine.  Officials at  the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said they … Continue reading

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Gardasil Associated with Paralysis

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/gardasil_side_effects">Gardasil has been implicated in the paralysis of a 13-year-old girl who developed a degenerative muscle disease shortly after receiving the vaccine.  Meanwhile, Merck, the maker of Gardasil, has been named in two lawsuits that allege the vaccine caused … Continue reading

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Gardasil Not Approved for Older Women

Merck & Co. has failed in its quest to convince federal regulators to expand approval of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/gardasil_side_effects">Gardasil for older women.  Yesterday, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) said it was delaying its  approval of  Merck’s application at this time … Continue reading

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Two Die Following Gardasil Shots

Gardasil has been implicated in the deaths of two more young women, the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) has reported. Though no official cause of death has been listed, the young women apparently died shortly after receiving < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/gardasil_side_effects">Gardasil, and the … Continue reading

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