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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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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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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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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

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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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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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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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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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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Bill Banning Future Chinese Drywall Use Passes

A new bill just passed, banning the use of Chinese drywall, a controversial home product that has negatively impacted thousands of homeowners nationwide. The Congressional move is meant to stop the use of drywall, which has been blamed for corroding … Continue reading

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Potential turning point reached in defective Chinese drywall lawsuits

The years of frustration for homeowners who’ve been affected by defective Chinese drywall may soon be near an end. According to a New York Times report, a federal judge in Louisiana has ruled that the Chinese company Taishan Gypsum should be … Continue reading

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Insurers To Settle Virginia Chinese Drywall Lawsuits For $13 Million

Insurers plan to settle some Virginia Chinese drywall lawsuits for $13 million. Sulfurous gases emitted from Chinese drywall have been being blamed for significant property damage, including damage to HVAC systems, smoke detectors, electrical wiring, metal plumbing components, and other … Continue reading

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Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Agrees to Settle Thousands of Chinese Drywall Lawsuits

Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Co., one of the major manufacturers of defective Chinese drywall, has reached an agreement to settle homeowners’ damage claims. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the Knauf settlement will resolve the claims of about 4,500 homeowners … Continue reading

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Final Chinese Drywall Remediation Guidance Issued by CPSC, HUD

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has released revised guidelines for remediating < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Defective_Chinese_Drywall">Chinese drywall, based on key findings from final studies that were part of the investigation the Commission conducted together with the Department of Housing and Urban Development … Continue reading

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Proposed Banner Supply Chinese Drywall Settlement A Good Deal, Attorney Says

An attorney in the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Defective_Chinese_Drywall">Chinese drywall litigation is urging clients to sign on to a settlement with Banner Supply that might only net each homeowner $4,000 after attorneys’ fees. That’s because the deal is probably the best they can … Continue reading

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Proposed Chinese Drywall Settlement Means Homeowners Should Act Now

The latest proposed < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Defective_Chinese_Drywall">Chinese drywall settlement has prompted one national law firm to urge homeowners to act now if they believe the tainted wallboard was used in their home. “If somebody suspects or has confirmed through their builder that … Continue reading

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Banner Supply Agrees to $55 Million Settlement to Resolve Florida Chinese Drywall Claims

Banner Supply, its affiliates and insurers have agreed to settle < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Defective_Chinese_Drywall">Chinese drywall claims with thousands of Florida homeowners. According to a Reuters report, the $55 million global settlement, which still has to be approved by the federal judge overseeing … Continue reading

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Chinese Drywall Supplier Agrees to Settle Lawsuits

Interior/Exterior Building Supply L.P., a supplier of construction materials based in New Orleans, has agreed to settle as many as 1,500 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Defective_Chinese_Drywall">Chinese drywall lawsuits. According to a report from Insurance Journal, under the proposed Chinese drywall settlement, two of … Continue reading

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Chinese Drywall Manufacturers Snub CPSC Chair

The Chinese drywall issue was not resolved during a visit to China by the head of the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC). According to a report on HousingWire.com, the CPSC had sought a meeting with Chinese drywall manufacturers, but … Continue reading

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