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Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

A proposed study would examine the health effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on the people living closest to active natural gas wells.

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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

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National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...

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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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Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine Life-Threatening in Children

Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine can be Life-Threatening in Children, Study Finds

A new study published in Pediatrics suggests that morphine can result in life-threatening respiratory problems when given to children after a tonsillectomy.

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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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DePuy Hip Implant Complications May be Due to Wrong Sizes, British Lawsuit Alleges

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A lawsuit filed in the United Kingdom alleges that faulty measuring may have caused complications in patients receiving the DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant, Tech Times reports. The case, which was filed at the High Court, showed that DePuy Synthes … Continue reading

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DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuits Continue to Mount as First Trial Moves Forward

As the first trial over the metal-on-metal version of the Pinnacle hip implant is underway, the number of lawsuits filed in Texas is almost 7,000. There are 6,849 Pinnacle lawsuits filed in the Dallas Division of the Northern District of … Continue reading

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Judge Rules Jurors in DePuy Hip Implant Trial Can Hear About Other Cases in Multidistrict Litigation

On Monday, a Texas federal judge allowed the plaintiff in a bellwether trial against Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics unit to tell jurors about the 6,500 other cases pending in multidistrict litigation that allege injuries caused by defects in a … Continue reading

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DePuy Hip Implant Settlement Excludes Thousands

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DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. recently announced a $2.5 billion settlement to resolve most of the litigation over its recalled hip implants, but some lawyers are raising concerns about the thousands of patients excluded from the deal and about the process that determines compensation. … Continue reading

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J&J Agrees to Multi-Billion-Dollar Accord Over DePuy Hip Devices

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In a just-announced accord, health care giant, Johnson & Johnson, has agreed to pay more than $4 billion to resolve thousands of lawsuits brought over its recalled ASR hip devices. Three people familiar with the deal told Bloomberg.com that the … Continue reading

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DePuy Hip Implant Class Action Certified In Canada

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A class action lawsuit has just been certified by an Ontario, Canada judge against DePuy Orthopaedics over its recalled ASR metal-on-metal hip implant device. DePuy Orthopaedics is a unit of Johnson & Johnson. The ASR is the focus of large-scale … Continue reading

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First Federal Trial for DePuy Hip Implant Set for September

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The first federal trial over DePuy Orthopaedics’ metal-on-metal hip replacement device is scheduled to begin on September 9 in Cleveland. The DePuy ASR XL device is the subject of some 10,000 lawsuits nationwide. The case, brought by a Rochester, New … Continue reading

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DePuy Hip Developer Says He Would Not Use ASR Today, Accepted Royalties

More testimony is being heard in the second of nearly 11,000 lawsuits brought over the now-recalled DePuy Orthopaedics’ ASR metal-on-metal hip device implant. DePuy Orthopaedics is a unit of Johnson & Johnson. Testimony was heard from an orthopedic surgeon who … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson Faces Over 10,000 Lawsuits Over Artificial DePuy Hip Device Claims

Jury selection in the first trial over Johnson & Johnson’s recalled DePuy hip implant devices begins today in Maryland.  The lawsuit, one of more than 10,000 such suits, claims that the device left some patients immobilized and in pain. The … Continue reading

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Ireland woman the first there to have defective DePuy hip implant case heard

An Ireland woman is the first in her country to file a lawsuit against the makers of the defective and recalled DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant. According to a report from Independent.ie, the Irish national news service, Irene Pierson was … Continue reading

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