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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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

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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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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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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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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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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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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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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Ground Zero Victims Should be Compensated for WTC-Related Illness

There is a new controversy at the 9/11 Museum over a descriptive Zadroga Act panel. According to an editorial piece in the New York Post, the panel says the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was intended to ensure medical … Continue reading

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More 9/11 First Responders Diagnosed with Cancer

 There is a growing risk of mesothelioma and other cancers for 9/11 rescue workers and first responders. When the twin towers collapsed, approximately 400 tons of asbestos were released into the air and inhaled by rescue workers. Recently, medical experts … Continue reading

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IRS Finally Provides Information on Tax Break for Disabled 9/11 Responders

Under pressure, the Internal Revenue Service has updated Publication 3920, Tax Relief for Victims of Terrorist Attacks, to help disabled 9/11 responders, survivors, and the families of those who have died to apply for the tax relief to which they … Continue reading

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IRS Fails to Inform the Public of Tax Benefits for 9/11 Victims

Victims of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks and their families are entitled to big tax breaks, but many are missing out because the IRS isn’t telling them about the benefit. Under a law passed a few months after the … Continue reading

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WTC Cancers Doubled in 9/11 First Responders

Over the past year, there has been a two-fold increase in the number of 9/11 responders who have been diagnosed with cancer. The total number of World Trade Center (WTC) responders diagnosed with cancer in the years since the 9/11 … Continue reading

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Appeals Court Gives WTC Cleanup Workers Another Chance to Seek Compensation for Illness

A unanimous decision by a federal appeals court in New York gives 211 WTC cleanup workers another opportunity to seek compensation for illnesses related to toxic dust exposure following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The 211 claims were filed by cleanup … Continue reading

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