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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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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...
What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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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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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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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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UK Inquiry Finds PIP Breast Implants Six Times More Likely to Rupture

A U.K. inquiry finds that controversial PIP breast implants are six times likelier to rupture. At least 3,000 alleged victims have filed complaints about the implants; some 300,000 PIP implants have been sold worldwide. The inquiry also found that, while … Continue reading

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Former Owner Of French Breast Implant Company Arrested

The former owner of a now-defunct French breast implant company has been arrested amid a worldwide cancer scare scandal involving tens of thousands of women who received defective silicone breast implants. We recently wrote that Jean-Claude Mas, the 72-year-old founder … Continue reading

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U.S. Women Warned On Faulty French Breast Implants

U.S. women are being warned about faulty French-manufactured breast implants. The now-defunct French company, Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), manufactured the defective silicone implants. Dr. Phillip Craft, with the Miami Institute, told CBS Local that breast implants approved in the United … Continue reading

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More Countries Issue Advisories for Defective French Breast Implants

Health authorities in two more countries are calling for the removal of defective silicone breast implants made by the now-defunct French company, Poly Implant Prothese (PIP). According to various media reports, regulators in the Netherlands have advised women to have … Continue reading

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British Doctor Calls for Removal of PIP Silicone Breast Implants, Cites Rupture Risks

A prominent British surgeon says women who received defective silicone breast implants made by Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) of France should have them removed because of the risk that they could rupture. According to the BBC, Tim Goodacre says the … Continue reading

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U.K. Considers Registry In Wake Of French Breast Implant Scandal

In the wake of a French breast implant scandal, health ministers and other officials in the United Kingdom are considering a registry of patients who have received faulty implants and other types of cosmetic procedures. As we’ve explained, Poly Implant … Continue reading

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French Breast Implant Company Founder a Wanted Man

The founder of a French medical device firm that made defective breast implants now at the center of a worldwide cancer scare is being sought by Interpol on an unrelated drunk driving charge. Jean-Claude Mas, the 72-year-old founder of Poly … Continue reading

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France Calls for Mass Removal of PIP Silicone Breast Implants

Health officials in France have officially recommended that some 30,000 women with defective silicone breast implants made by Poly Implant Prothese SA (PIP) have them removed. According to a Reuters report, the French health ministry said new breast implants would … Continue reading

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France to Pay for PIP Silicone Breast Implant Removal, As Cancer Fears Go Global

French health officials said Wednesday that the government would cover the cost of removing faulty silicone breast implants made by Poly Implant Prosthese (PIP) for some of the thousands of women there who have received them. Meanwhile, fears that PIP … Continue reading

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France May Call for Removal of Faulty Breast Implants in Response to Cancer Fears

France may soon warn women with a certain type of silicone breast implant to have them removed because of fears they might rupture or cause cancer. Such a warning would affect some 30,000 women there who have received the pre-filled … Continue reading

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