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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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

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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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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

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

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

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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Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

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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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

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

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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Urgent: October 14 Deadline for 9/11 Responders to Register for Cancer Compensation

September 11th responders and survivors who were diagnosed with certain cancers prior to October 12, 2012, must register with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) or they become ineligible to file claims for the program’s benefits. At an October … Continue reading

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Deadline to Register for VCF is Tuesday, October 14th for Some 9/11 Cancer Victims

The deadline to register for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is Tuesday, October 14, 2014 for those who were diagnosed with an eligible cancer on or before October 12, 2012. Compensation from the fund applies to rescue workers … Continue reading

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Deadline to File for September 11 Compensation Less Than a Week Away

With a crucial compensation-filing deadline for September 11th responders and survivors less than a week away, elected officials and other leaders are making a concerted effort to alert those who need to register with the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) by … Continue reading

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WTC Cancer Victims Face October 14th Deadline to Register for VCF

Some 9/11 rescue workers and survivors have until next Tuesday, October 14, 2014 to register for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). Recently, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Congressman Jerrold Nadler held a press conference with first responders, labor leaders, … Continue reading

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Crucial 9/11 Deadline Approaching

An important deadline is approaching for responders and survivors of the September 11th attacks. At a recent press conference, New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler expressed their desire to ensure that all 9/11 responders and … Continue reading

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VCF Deadline Approaches for 9/11 Rescue Workers

Deadlines are approaching quickly for rescue workers and first responders who helped with the 9/11 recovery efforts and now suffer illnesses related to toxic dust exposure. For claimants that were diagnosed on or before October 12, 2012 with one of … Continue reading

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Bipartisan Congressional Group Seeks Reauthorization of Zadroga 9/11 Act

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators and representatives has introduced legislation to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, to continue programs providing medical treatment and compensation to 9/11 responders for another 25 years. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and … Continue reading

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Lawmakers to Introduce 25-Year Extension of Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act

A group of lawmakers, first responders, and community and labor leaders gathered at Ground Zero on September 8 to begin an effort to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act for another 25 years. The Zadroga Act was … Continue reading

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Deadline Approaching to Register World Trade Center Compensation Claims

The September 11 Victim Compensation Fund has an important filing deadline on October 12, 2014 for those who took part in World Trade Center rescue and recovery efforts in 2001-2002 and now suffer cancers and other illnesses caused by toxic … Continue reading

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Deadline Near for Registering World Trade Center Service with Worker Compensation Board

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has issued a reminder to those who participated in the rescue, recovery and clean-up of the World Trade Center from September 11, 2001 through September 12, 2002 to register their service with the … Continue reading

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