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Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

E. District of Missouri denied motion to dismiss conspiracy claims. Lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to misrepresent true dangers with use of talcum powder.

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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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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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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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Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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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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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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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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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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FDA Expects to Issue Near-Total Ban on Trans Fats

FDA Expects to Issue Near-Total Ban on Trans Fats

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may issue a near-total ban on trans fats as early as this week, Politico reports. Foods contain trans fats if they list “partially hydrogenated oils” as an ingredient. It has been widely used … Continue reading

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Following Whistleblower Allegations, Congressional Hearing Probes Allegations of Improper Use of Federal Charge Cards

Allegations of Improper Use of Federal Charge Cards

On Thursday, a congressional hearing was held to investigate whether or not federal charge cards were improperly used at the Department of Veterans Affairs. KUSA reports that the hearing stems from a whistleblower’s letter stating that purchase cards were used … Continue reading

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Prostate Enlargement Linked to Elevated Levels of Testosterone and Higher Risk of Diabetes, Study Finds

Prostate Enlargement Linked to Elevated Testosterone Level

A study published in the Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences suggests that prostate enlargement, also referred to as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is associated with and increased risk of diabetes and higher levels of testosterone. According to Medical Xpress, prostate … Continue reading

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Berkeley Passes Ordinance Requiring Cell Phone Carriers to Warn of Potential Radiation Exposure

Berkeley Passes Ordinance Requiring Warning for Cell Phones

Berkeley, California is the first city in the United States to pass an ordinance requiring cell phone retailers to warn about potential radiation exposure. According to The Daily Beast, at least six other cities have tried unsuccessfully to pass this … Continue reading

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Pedestrian Killed after being Hit by Car in Bayshore

Pedestrian Killed after being Hit by Car in Bayshore

A woman walking across 5th avenue in Bay Shore was fatally struck by a car Tuesday night. Newsday reports that the 66-year-old victim was hit by a 2000 Nissan Maxima headed southbound at 8:47 p.m. A physician assistant from the … Continue reading

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Nail Salon Workers Face Serious Health Risks

Nail Salon Workers Face Serious Health Risks

The New York Times reports that many nail salon workers may are face serious health consequences, including cancer and miscarriage, as a result of being regularly exposed to chemicals in nail products. Emerging research indicates that these chemical are linked … Continue reading

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Blue Bell Aware of Listeria Problems Since 2013, FDA Documents Show

Blue Bell Aware of Listeria Problems Since 2013

Newly released documents from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) show that Blue Bell Creameries knew about the presence of listeria in one of its factories since as early as 2013. The agency’s report indicates that the company still … Continue reading

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Newly Launched FDA Website Tracks Medical Devices

Newly Launched FDA Website Tracks Medical Devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the launch of its online Global Unique Device Identification Database, AccessGUDID, which allows the public to track medical devices through unique identifiers. Through this site, company-submitted information can now be looked … Continue reading

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Government Must Pay for Flooding Damage Caused by Hurricane Katrina, Judge Rules

Gov. to Pay for Flooding Damage Caused by Hurricane Katrina

On Friday, a New Orleans judge ruled that the federal government is liable for flooding damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. The New York Times reports that Judge Susan G. Braden of the Untied States Court of Federal Claims in Washington … Continue reading

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Whistleblower to Receive over $600,000 in Retaliation Case

Whistleblower to Receive over $600,000 in Retaliation Case

A former employee of hedge-fund advisory company Paradigm has been awarded over $600,000 in a retaliation case. Wall Street Journal reports that for the first time, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) gave the whistleblower a maximum 30 percent cut … Continue reading

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