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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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J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled - Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled Over Potential Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, has recalled a specific lot of its J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food over potential contamination with the dangerous, Listeria monocytogenes pathogen.

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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Vulnerable to Fracture after ICD Switch

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads are vulnerable to fracture following ICD switch, says a new study published in the June issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.

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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

The NYS attorney general’s office has accused four national retailers of selling fraudulent dietary supplements.

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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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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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration … Continue reading

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Heart Rhythm Journal Rejects St. Jude Request to Retract Riata Lead Study

The journal Heart Rhythm will not retract a study published last month that linked St. Jude Medical’s Riata and Riata ST defibrillator leads to 22 deaths that were the result of high-voltage failures of the leads. St. Jude, which had … Continue reading

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Medtronic Claims Analysis Confirms Recent Findings on St. Jude Riata Defibrillator Lead Death Rates

Medtronic Inc. is backing findings of a study that raised serious safety concerns about Riata and Riata ST defibrillator leads made by rival, St. Jude Medical Inc. The study, conducted by Dr. Robert Hauser and published in the journal Heart … Continue reading

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St. Jude Claims Study on Alleged Riata Lead Deaths is Biased and Inaccurate

St. Jude Medical wants the Heart Rhythm Journal to retract a study published last month that linked its Riata line of internal defibrillator leads to more 20 deaths. In a statement issued by St. Jude on Friday, the company asserted … Continue reading

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St. Jude to Halt Sales of QuickSite and QuickFlex Defibrillator Leads Over Safety Concerns

St. Jude Medical Inc., a leading medical devices manufacturer, has stopped marketing two of its cardiac defibrillator leads after incidents of them malfunctioning were reported. Business Week reports St. Jude has stopped sales of its QuickSite and QuickFlex wires due … Continue reading

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Study Links St. Jude Riata Defibrillator Lead Defects to 22 Deaths

People implanted with St. Jude’s now-recalled Riata defibrillator lead wires face risks from electrical shorts caused by a number of problems with the wires, according to a new study. The study, which was presented Monday at the American College of … Continue reading

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Weak Device Monitoring Blamed for Tardy St. Jude Riata Lead Recall

Many of the problems caused by St. Jude Medical Riata implanted defibrillator leads could have been prevented if more initiative had been taken to monitor its safety track record in patients. According to a Bloomberg report citing a recent study … Continue reading

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St. Jude Riata Defibrillator Leads Recalled for Serious Injury, Death Risk

An urgent recall has been issued for St. Jude Medical Inc.’s Riata and Riata ST. Silicone Defibrillator Leads. According to a notice posted on its website, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has deemed the St. Jude Riata defibrillator … Continue reading

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St. Jude Settles Defibrillator Kickback Charges

The United States Department of Justice just announced that St. Jude Medical Inc. of St. Paul, Minnesota, has agreed to pay the United States $16 million to resolve allegations that it used post-market studies and a registry to pay kickbacks … Continue reading

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FDA Targets Defective Defibrillators

A new Food & Drug Administration (FDA) report on < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">external defibrillators finds that the devices malfunction far too often, and that such malfunctions can prove fatal. Yesterday, the agency announced that it has launched an initiative aimed at facilitating … Continue reading

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