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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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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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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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National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...

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Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Long Island, New York Auto Shop

Two men were found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a Holbrook, New York, auto-detailing shop Thursday night, Suffolk County police say.

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Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

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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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Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by Medicalxpress.com, this “genotoxicity” could ...

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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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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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Consumer Reports Tests Safety of Water Balz, Orbeez Children’s Toys

The now-recalled Walter Balz and Orbeez toys, which remain on the market, were recently tested by Consumer Reports. The small, round, brightly colored, marble-like toys are constructed of super-absorbent polymer that can quickly expand to much larger sizes when wet. … Continue reading

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Bugaboo International recalls high-end strollers due to injury risk

A recall has been issued on more than 50,000 high-end baby strollers because they pose serious injury risks to the children they’re intended to carry. According to an AP report on a recall notice from the Consumer Product Safety Commission … Continue reading

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Four Major Retailers Recall Nap Nanny® Following CPSC Lawsuit Announcement

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced that four major sellers are issuing voluntary recalls of Nap Nanny® infant recliners. According to NASDAQ, the move was made when a recall plan could not be reached with the maker … Continue reading

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CPSC orders Star Networks to stop selling Magnicube Magnet Balls, Magnet Cubes

Federal consumer safety regulators have ordered another maker of desktop novelties that contain large amounts of small but high-powered magnets to stop selling their products and offer consumers a refund. According to a report on PR Newswire from the Consumer … Continue reading

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Dunecraft Recalls Water Balz, Skulls, Orbs, Flower Toys Over Serious Ingestion Hazard

Dunecraft Inc., of Cleveland, Ohio, has recalled nearly 95,000 Water Balz, Growing Skulls, H2O Orbs “Despicable Me,” and Fabulous Flowers toys in the United States because they pose a serious hazard if ingested, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) … Continue reading

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CPSC to Sue Nap Nanny® and Chill™ Infant Recliner Makers Following Five Infant Deaths

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff just filed an administrative complaint against Baby Matters, LLC, of Berwyn, Pennsylvania, the manufacturer of the Nap Nanny® and Nap Nanny Chill™ infant recliners. The move was made, said the Commission, in … Continue reading

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Beware of Buckyballs

In its annual “Trouble in Toyland” report, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), has named the toys it found to be most dangerous to children. The magnet toy, Buckyballs, not surprisingly, was among those listed. In addition to Buckyballs, … Continue reading

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CPSC, CBP Collaborate at U.S. Ports to Protect Families This Holiday Season

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Chairman, Inez Tenenbaum, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Deputy Commissioner, David Aguilar, jointly announced that more than 2 million units of dangerous or violative toys and children’s products were seized in 2012. … Continue reading

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Bounce house injuries continue to rise

The increasingly popular and ubiquitous nature of inflatable bounce houses and moonwalks has led to a rise in injuries suffered, mostly by children, while using them. Bounce houses are a staple at many summertime parties. It needn’t even be fair … Continue reading

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Britax Child Safety issues recall on newer model car safety seats

Britax Child Safety has been forced to issue a recall on more than 55,000 of its car child safety seats because the safety harness is being chewed apart by children, posing a choking hazard. According to a report from Edmunds.com, … Continue reading

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