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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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Newly-Filed Plavix Lawsuits Claim Drug Caused Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Cerebral Hemorrhage, and TTP

The manufacturer of Plavix continues to be named in lawsuits alleging the blood thinner caused some patients to suffer from serious bleeding side effects. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix bleeding lawsuits in state court in New York.

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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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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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Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Brain Tumor

Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Increased Brain Tumor Risk

A study of Danish women of reproductive age suggests that long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors.

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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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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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Cell Towers Being Tested for Potential Health Risks in Maryland Town

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A Maryland county is having a town’s cell phone towers tested for health risks following a unanimous town commission vote. The Poolesville water tower’s cell phone towers have brought in more than $1 million in rental fees paid by cell … Continue reading

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FCC to Re-Examine Cell Phone Radio Wave Health Effects

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) just announced that it is, again, looking into the health effects of cell phone radio waves. The United States regulator said it is seeking comment from other agencies and health experts on whether it should … Continue reading

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San Francisco Cell Phone Radiation Law Overturned

San Francisco’s cell phone radiation law has just overturned by a federal appeals court. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has been working to enact an ordinance that would require retailers to display information on radiation and cell phones. The … Continue reading

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Sheryl Crow Blames Heavy Cell Phone Use for Her Brain Tumor

Singer Sheryl Crow recently confirmed that she’s been diagnosed with a brain tumor and she suspects her heavy cell phone use over the years is responsible for it. Crow told Katie Couric during an interview that she spent hours on … Continue reading

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FCC to Take Another Look at Cell Phone Radiation

The FCC plans on taking another look at cell phone radiation over concerns the ubiquitous devices may be linked to brain tumors. The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Julius Genachowski, requested the review, releasing a proposal to his … Continue reading

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Cancer Conference Attendees Call for More Independent Study of Cell Phone – Brain Cancer Link

Calling the tremendous growth in cell phone use the “biggest experiment of our species,” attendees at a scientific conference held in London last week have called for more independent research into the possible connection between cell phones and brain cancer. … Continue reading

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Health Canada Proposes Guidelines For Limited Cell Phone Use

Health Canada just proposed guidelines for limited cell phone use and is encouraging Canadians to reduce cell phone talk times and to communicate by text messaging or with a hands-free device whenever they can. Other countries have already implemented this … Continue reading

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Experts Call Latest Cell Phone – Brain Tumor Study Flawed

An international group of experts has slammed a study that purportedly found no link between brain tumors and radiation from cell phones. According to the group, the study, which is the largest to date to examine a possible association between … Continue reading

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Most Cell Phones Exceed Radiation Limits For Children

A newly-published paper reveals that, not only do children take in twice as much microwave radiation from < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Cell-Phones-Cause-Cancer-Radiation-Exposure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">cell phones than adults, but that the cell phones studied exceeded U.S. Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) exposure guidelines. The scholarly article on … Continue reading

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Cell Phone – Cancer Link Has Australian Women Worried, Survey Finds

The possible association between < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Cell-Phones-Cause-Cancer-Radiation-Exposure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">cell phones and cancer has many women in Australia turning off their devices, according to a new study. According to the Biggest Health Check, a online health survey of than 30,000 Australian women, cancer worries … Continue reading

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