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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

Study Finds System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

System for keeping track of dangerous side effects of prescription drugs is flawed because drug makers are submitting incomplete information about problems to the FDA.

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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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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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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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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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Slap Bracelets Recalled due to Laceration Hazard

On September 7, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding bracelets sold with storybooks due to a potential laceration hazard. Studio Fun International recalled approximately 86,000 slap bracelets that were sold in the United States and in … Continue reading

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Parents Should be Aware of Dangers of New Holiday Toys

During the holiday season, parents and relatives purchase millions of toys to fulfill their children’s wishes. But many toys, instead of bringing pleasure to the recipient can put the child at risk for injury or, in the worst cases, death. … Continue reading

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U.K. Retailers Recall Hoverboards Citing Fire and Safety Hazards

Following government advice, Britain’s biggest retailers have recalled hoverboards. The government said the self-balancing scooters are unsafe and recommends that consumers think carefully about buying a hoverboard as a Christmas gift. A large number of hoverboards have been shipped to … Continue reading

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Vera Bradley Bear and Bunny Stuffed Toys Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

Vera Bradley has recalled all of its Bear Ring Rattles and Bunny stuffed animal toys because the toy’s pom-pom tail can detach from the body of the bear rattle or the bunny, posing a choking hazard to a young child. … Continue reading

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BebeLove Baby Walkers Recalled Due to Fall and Entrapment Hazards

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of 3,600 BebeLove Baby Walkers, which fail to meet federal safety standards and pose injury risks to babies. The BebeLove style number 358 walker can fit through a standard doorway and … Continue reading

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Three Fred & Friends Infant Pacifier Styles Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

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Fred & Friends has recalled three of its infant pacifier styles because they pose a choking hazard to young children. The Chill Baby Artiste, Volume, and Panic pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards. About 200,000 pacifiers were recalled (183,000 … Continue reading

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Be Careful When Shopping for Toys This Holiday Season

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Consumer experts warn shoppers to be aware this holiday season of dangerous toys that are still on store shelves and which are putting children at risk of injury. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) found that hazardous toys are … Continue reading

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Angelcare Baby Monitors Recalled Over Strangulation Hazard, Following Two Infant Deaths

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Angelcare Movement and Sound Baby Monitors are being recalled, according to an announcement just released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). This recall involves the Movement and Sound Monitor manufactured by Angelcare. This baby monitor includes a unique … Continue reading

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Kids Swallowing Multiple Magnets, Related Injury Reports, on the Rise

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Magnets and children have long been a dangerous combination with a growing number of kids ending up in emergency rooms (ER) after swallowing two or more of the dangerous products. New data reveals a sharp rise in ER visits associated … Continue reading

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Bounce House, Moon Walk Injuries on the Rise

Bounce houses, also known as moon walks or jump houses, popular at children’s parties, are being associated with an increase in pediatric injuries. A report from the journal Pediatrics revealed that, nationwide, the number of bounce house injuries had increased … Continue reading

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