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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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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Wright Medical Inc. took steps in to 2006 to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reject pre-market approval of rival Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham metal-on-metal hip implant. Wright Medical, which makes two metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the Conserve and the Lieneage device, filed a citizen petition ...

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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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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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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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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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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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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution

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The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

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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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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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GM Car Owners File Class Action Over Defective Ignition Switches

A federal class action alleges that General Motors Corp. fraudulently concealed a defect in the ignition switches of 2.6 million Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn vehicles, and that the defect is linked to at least 13 deaths. The complaint, Ruff v. … Continue reading

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Vitamin Shoppe Faces Class Action Over Enzyme Claims

A recently filed class action suit against Vitamin Shoppe Inc. claims the company falsely advertises the efficacy of its dietary supplements in the absorption and digestion of protein. The case, Junior Hermida v. Vitamin Shoppe Inc., case number 2:14-cv-172, in … Continue reading

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Class-Action Lawsuit Over Fitbit Force Fitness Tracker

Fitbit Inc. now faces a class-action lawsuit over rashes caused by the Fitbit Force Fitness Tracker device. The company has recalled the wristbands after about 2 percent of Force users reported an irritation. But Jim Spivey, a 49-year-old aviation teacher, … Continue reading

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Michigan Man Files Class-Action Lawsuit Against GM Over Faulty Ignition Switches

A Dearborn, Michigan, man filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday against General Motors, alleging the automaker covered up problems involving defective ignition switches in Chevrolet Cobalts, Saturn Ions, and other car models. The complaint is the first class-action lawsuit filed in … Continue reading

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West Virginia Failed to Implement Plan for Stricter Oversight of Hazardous Chemicals

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For three years, West Virginia failed to proceed with a proposed plan to prevent hazardous chemical accidents in Kanawha Valley, where a January 9th chemical spill into the Elk River contaminated the water supply of 300,000 West Virginians in a … Continue reading

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Businesses Over Water Contamination from Chemical Spill

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Freedom Industries, Inc., the West Virginia chemical company responsible for the January 9th chemical spill that contaminated the water in nine counties, has been named as a defendant, along with West Virginia American Water Company, in a class action lawsuit by … Continue reading

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Are Antibacterial Soaps Safe? FDA Wants Proof

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In response to growing concerns about possible harms from the chemicals in antibacterial soaps, toothpaste, and other products, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday proposed a rule that would require manufacturers to demonstrate that the substances are … Continue reading

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Oil Companies Sued for Wasting Natural Gas

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North Dakota landowners who lease property to energy companies have filed 10 class-action lawsuits over the burning of natural gas in the Bakken shale oil field. The suits seek millions of dollars in what the owners say are lost royalties. … Continue reading

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Ramen Noodle Price-Fixing Scam Went on for Years

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For ten years, four South Korean companies allegedly fixed the price of instant ramen and ramen-style noodles. According to the Plaza Company, a Koreatown market that runs the Plaza Market, the four defendants in a federal antitrust class action conspired … Continue reading

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed for Lake Conway, Arkansas Property Owners Damaged by Pegasus Pipeline Rupture

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A class action lawsuit was filed on June 27 on behalf of those owning property abutting Lake Conway in Arkansas, which allegedly was physically contaminated and polluted by the March 29 ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline fracture. Lake Conway, approximately 6,700 acres, … Continue reading

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