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Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

A car accident on LI left one person dead & two more critically injured. The crash occurred Monday in Deer Park on Straight Path, south of Sagamore Lane.

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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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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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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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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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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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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

81-year-old Port Jefferson Station man was killed in a crash at 4:57 a.m.. He lost control of the vehicle traveling west on Northern State Pkwy, on exit 42, Dix Hills.

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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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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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New Lawsuit in Death Blamed on General Motors Ignition Switch Defect

The father of an Alabama woman who died last year in a car crash in her 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt has filed a lawsuit blaming the crash on a defective ignition switch. The defect is the cause of General Motors’ recent … Continue reading

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General Motors CEO Takes Charge of Recall and Safety Issues

Mary T. Barra, who has been a chief executive of General Motors for just months, says she has personally taken charge of the company’s recall of 1.6 million cars, and she pledged to explain why it has taken the company … Continue reading

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Investigation Uncovers 303 Deaths in GM Cars Where Air Bags Failed to Deploy

A review of federal crash data, commissioned by the Center for Auto Safety, shows 303 people died after air bags failed to deploy in two General Motors car models recalled last month for an ignition switch defect. Friedman Research Corporation … Continue reading

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GM Recalls Over Faulty Ignition Switch Issues Re-Open Crash Tragedies for the Families of Loved Ones Who Died

General Motors (GM) recalled 1.62 million vehicles worldwide last month over issues with faulty ignition switches. The alleged defect caused engines to abruptly shut off and disabled airbags, which led to 31 crashes and 13 deaths. GM was aware of … Continue reading

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General Motors Questioning Employees in Ignition-Switch Recall Process

General Motors Co. said it is questioning employees involved in the handling of the recall of cars whose faulty ignition switches have been linked to 13 deaths in crashes where air bags did not deploy. A team of attorneys investigating … Continue reading

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Fatal Crashes and a Decade of Inaction Before GM Ignition-Defect Recall

After nearly a decade of investigating and more than a dozen fatal crashes, General Motors recently almost 1.4 million cars for a defective ignition switch that can accidentally shut off the car’s engine and electrical system, and disable the air … Continue reading

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General Motors Investigation of Ignition Defect Took Nearly 10 Years, Report Says

Alan Batey, president of General Motors North America, said Tuesday that the company’s nearly ten-year investigation of an ignition switch defect linked to 13 deaths, “was not as robust as it should have been.” About 1.4 million GM vehicles have … Continue reading

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Defective Child Locks Prompt Ford and Lincoln Vehicle Recall

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Automotive giant, Ford Motor Co., just announced a recall of 12,569 cars and SUVs due to the potential for the rear door child locks to fail. The defect could allow children to unlock and open the vehicles’ back doors from … Continue reading

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Despite NHTSA Call for Jeep Recall, Chrysler Refuses

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In a rare move, Chrysler is defying a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recall request involving over 2.7 million Jeeps. Chrysler maintains its Jeeps are safe and challenged the regulator’s collision data analysis. The NHTSA says that the rear-mounted … Continue reading

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Ford Faces Class Action Over Unintended Acceleration Issues

A class action lawsuit has been brought against the Ford Motor Co. in West Virginia federal court over alleged defects that caused unintended acceleration in its vehicles. The lawsuit alleges that Ford vehicles manufactured between 2002 and 2010 are equipped … Continue reading

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