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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

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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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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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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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Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Australian Health Agency Issues Warning for Battery Problem with Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation DevicesTGA has issued a safety warning for InterStim and InterStim II neurostimulation devices, because of possible early depletion of the battery.

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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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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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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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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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British Women Warned on Silicone Breast Implants After Cancer Death

Women in the United Kingdom (U.K.) are being warned to check in with their doctors if they have received a French-manufactured silicone breast implant known as the Poly Implants Prothèses, or PIP. The silicone breast implants have been linked to … Continue reading

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FDA Panel Calls for Further Study of Silicone Breast Implants

Safety studies of silicone gel breast implants will continue, and despite concerns about their safety, the controversial devices will be permitted to stay on the market, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced yesterday. The announcement came after an … Continue reading

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Public Citizen Opposes FDA on Silicone Breast Implants

The group Public Citizen is blasting the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for giving < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Breast-Implant-ALCL-Lymphoma-Anaplastic-Large-Cell-Lymphoma-Lawsuit-Lawyer">silicone breast implants its seal of approval last week, citing the devices’ association with a variety of complications, including a rare type of lymphoma. … Continue reading

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FDA Says Silicone Breast Implant Recipients Must be Monitored for Complications

In an update on the safety of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Breast-Implant-ALCL-Lymphoma-Anaplastic-Large-Cell-Lymphoma-Lawsuit-Lawyer">silicone gel breast implants, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that the devices come with certain risks. It is likely, the agency said, that eventually women who receive silicone … Continue reading

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Study Sees Link between Breast Implants, Rare Immune System Cancer

A new study has confirmed a link between < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Breast-Implant-ALCL-Lymphoma-Anaplastic-Large-Cell-Lymphoma-Lawsuit-Lawyer">breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma or ALCL. However, a panel that reviewed the research found that it does not yet prove that breast implants cause ALCL, or suggest what … Continue reading

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Questionable Breast Implant Lymphoma Info Removed from Groups’ Websites

Two plastic surgery groups have removed information that downplayed the risks of a rare type of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Breast-Implant-ALCL-Lymphoma-Anaplastic-Large-Cell-Lymphoma-Lawsuit-Lawyer">lymphoma linked to breast implants, following a discussion with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The group Public Citizen had complained to … Continue reading

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Breast Implants Gave Me Lymphoma, Breast Cancer Survivor Says

A Florida woman believes the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Breast-Implant-ALCL-Lymphoma-Anaplastic-Large-Cell-Lymphoma-Lawsuit-Lawyer">breast implants she received in the wake of a mastectomy caused her to develop another form of cancer. Sherry Kellogg, a 48-year-old breast cancer survivor from North Palm Beach was diagnosed with anaplastic large … Continue reading

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Breast Implant Cancer Risk May be Downplayed by Plastic Surgeons, Group Says

The link between < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Breast-Implant-ALCL-Lymphoma-Anaplastic-Large-Cell-Lymphoma-Lawsuit-Lawyer">breast implants and a rare form of lymphoma may be being downplayed by some plastic surgeons, according to a leading consumer advocacy group. According to a letter from Public Citizen to the head of the U.S. … Continue reading

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Lymphoma Latest Breast Implant Worry

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Breast-Implant-ALCL-Lymphoma-Anaplastic-Large-Cell-Lymphoma-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Breast implants, especially the silicone variety, have long been the subject of safety concerns. Now there’s a new one – a type of lymphoma called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), … Continue reading

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