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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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

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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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

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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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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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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