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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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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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MTA Bus Crash and Two Cars Injures 23 at Utica Ave. & Clarendon Rd

Crash Involving MTA Bus and Two Cars Injures 23

Police are investigating an accident in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon that injured 23 people, 3 of them critically, when a car was knocked into the path of an MTA bus.

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Issue Call for Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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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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Pradaxa Associated with more Complications than Warfarin, According to Early Study Findings

Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.

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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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Forest Laboratories Denies Claims in Antidepressant Drug Multidistrict Litigation

  Forest Laboratories is facing claims in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) that alleges it misrepresented the efficacy of the antidepressant drugs Lexapro and Celexa for the treatment of depression in pediatric patients. Forest countered telling the Massachusetts federal court that … Continue reading

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Hip Implant Recipient Maintains $11 Million Award Should Stand

In a multidistrict litigation (MDL) bellwether trial, a recipient of an allegedly defective metal hip implant maintained that her suit against Wright Medical Technology, received a verdict that was correct. The jury awarded the plaintiff $11 million: $1 million in … Continue reading

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Women File Lawsuits over Skin Reactions to EOS Lip Balm

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A number of women have filed lawsuits against lip balm maker EOS after they experienced skin reactions on and around their lips, including bleeding, blisters, dermatitis (skin rashes), and pigmentation loss. Dr. Marie Jhin, a San Francisco dermatologist, said the … Continue reading

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Study Shows Flavored E-Cigarettes Contain Diacetyl, Chemicals, that Cause Irreversible Lung Disease

Flavored E-Cigarettes Contain Diacetyl

Harvard scientists found that flavored e-cigarette liquid contains chemicals that cause bronchiolitis obliterans, an irreversible obstructive lung disease commonly known as “Popcorn Lung” or “Popcorn Workers Lung.” The study, published online in Environmental Health Perspectives, revealed that 75 percent of … Continue reading

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California Supreme Court Upholds Right to Sue for Intentional Misuse of “Organic” Label

The California Supreme Court issued a groundbreaking unanimous decision upholding the rights of consumers to sue an herb grower for intentionally mislabeling conventionally grown herbs as “organic” and charging the premium price that organic products command. The court rejected a … Continue reading

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Charges Brought Against Makers of OxyElite Pro

Charges Brought Against Makers of OxyElite Pro

USPlabs LLC has been indicted on charges that it intentionally misbranded its dietary supplement products and lied to customers, the Justice Department announced. Star Advertiser reports that the company is accused of engaging in behavior intended to place its products … Continue reading

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Data Breach for Ashley Madison, Dating Site that Promotes Affairs

Data Breach for Ashley Madison, Dating Site

Ashley Madison, an online dating service with the slogan “Life is Short. Have an Affair,” reports that the site has been breached and hackers have obtained personal data about the service’s millions of members. The Impact Team, the name given … Continue reading

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Five States Pursue Magazine Subscription Scams

Five States Pursue Magazine Subscription Scams

A lawsuit brought jointly by the attorneys general of five states alleges that consumers nationwide received unauthorized and misleading magazine and newspaper subscription notices. New York was one of five states that sued “to stop unlawful and deceptive business practices … Continue reading

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Scandal Exposes Massive Fraud in Art Market

Scandal Exposes Massive Fraud in Art Market

A scandal unfolding in the art market in Monaco and Singapore could shed light on the workings of the global market in multimillion-dollar art and possible manipulations by dealers. The case involves Swiss businessman and art dealer Yves Bouvier, who … Continue reading

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FDA Warns L’Oréal about Improper Marketing of Skin Care Products

FDA-Warns L’Oreal - Improper Marketing of Skin Care Products

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned cosmetic giant L’Oréal, for the second time in three years, about improper marketing of skin care products. Cosmetic products are not subject to the same scrutiny and regulation as drugs, but cosmetics … Continue reading

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