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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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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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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed.

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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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Government Penalizes 721 Hospitals for High Rates of Infections, Injuries

Medicare is reducing payments to 721 hospitals, one out of every seven hospitals in the nation, for having high rates of “hospital-acquired” conditions (HAC.

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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

A proposed study would examine the health effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on the people living closest to active natural gas wells.

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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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Skechers Shape-Ups Toning Shoe Danger: Stress Fractures

Stress fractures, small cracks in the bone that can occur in the foot or ankle that are often associated with basketball, distance running and other high-impact sports, are generally caused by repeated stress of the foot striking the ground.  However, … Continue reading

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Skechers Shape-Ups Claims Raise Skepticism, Injury Concerns Mount

Are Skechers Shape-Ups and other rocker-bottom sole toning shoes really miracles of modern engineering that  will cause pounds and inches to melt away, tone muscles, and leave you with a behind like Kim Kardashian?  According to a new report from … Continue reading

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Skechers Shape-Ups Marketing Settlement Tentatively Approved, Toning Shoe Injury Lawsuits Still Pending

A federal judge last month granted tentative approval to a $40 million Skechers Shape-Ups settlement that will provide refunds to purchasers of the popular toning shoes.  The settlement resolves charges that advertising claims touting Skechers Shape-Ups fitness benefits were unfounded. … Continue reading

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Skechers To Pay Refunds To Toning Shoe Buyers

Skechers will be paying refunds to toning shoe buyers following false-advertising allegations. Touting the benefits of its Shape-Ups and other toning shoes, Skechers USA Inc. utilized celebrity endorsements from the likes of Hall of Fame quarterback, Joe Montana, and reality … Continue reading

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Reebok Settles FTC Charges Over Toning Shoe Claims

Popular < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Skechers-Shape-Ups-Injuries-Injury-Broken-Hip-Ankle-Lawsuit-Lawyer">toning shoes that started a trend with promises of shapely buttocks, thighs, and calves—all without ever having to go to a gym—are at the center of an federal settlement. Reebok will be paying a whopping $25 million in … Continue reading

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How Safe are Skechers Shape-Ups, Other Toning Shoes?

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Skechers-Shape-Ups-Injuries-Injury-Broken-Hip-Ankle-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Skechers Shape-Ups and other so-called toning shoes have become hot items, with sales soon expected to exceed $1 billion. But according to the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM), Skechers Shape-Ups and other toning shoes could be a … Continue reading

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Skechers Shape-Ups Broke Hips, Lawsuit Claims

Skechers Shape-Ups, the ubiquitous toning shoes that started a trend in toners that promise to shape buttocks, thighs, and calves without going to the gym, are making headlines again for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Skechers-Shape-Ups-Injuries-Injury-Broken-Hip-Ankle-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Skechers Shape-Ups injuries. WCPO wrote about a woman who … Continue reading

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Skechers Shape-Ups, Other Toning Shoes Unproven, May Be Dangerous

Toning shoes, like < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Skechers-Shape-Ups-Injuries-Injury-Broken-Hip-Ankle-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Skechers Shape-Ups, whose popularity has grown exponentially, might not be all they’re touted to be. The new footwear promises to tone muscles and improve posture, said USA Today; makers advertise shapelier buttocks, legs, and abs without … Continue reading

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