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Denture Creams Such As Super Poligrip, Fixodent and Others, May Be Associated With Side Effects Such As Paralysis, Numbness, Tingling, Muscle Weakness And Other Neurological Issues.

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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk

Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk, Study Suggests

A new study has linked the use of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), an injectable type of birth control, to an increased risk of HIV infection.

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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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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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Brain Tumor

Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Increased Brain Tumor Risk

A study of Danish women of reproductive age suggests that long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors.

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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Wright Medical Inc. took steps in to 2006 to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reject pre-market approval of rival Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham metal-on-metal hip implant. Wright Medical, which makes two metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the Conserve and the Lieneage device, filed a citizen petition ...

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Denture Cream Zinc Poisoning Consequence of Lax Chemical Regulations

Lax regulation of chemicals in consumer products helped create the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Denture-Cream-Zinc-Poisoning">denture cream zinc poisoning debacle, according to a recent Economic Scene column in The New York Times. According to the piece, the U.S. doesn’t take toxic risks seriously enough. … Continue reading

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Procter & Gamble Cautions on Zinc in Fixodent

Without much fanfare, Procter & Gamble has begun cautioning consumers about zinc in Fixodent denture creams on it Web site, http://www.dentureliving.com/. The new information states that some reports suggest that excessive and prolonged zinc intake may be linked to adverse … Continue reading

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Poligrip with Zinc Recalled In Japan. Why Not U.S.?

Following drug maker, GlaxoSmithKline’s, announcement last month that it is no longer making, distributing, or issuing advertisements for its Super Poligrip with zinc, a recall has been issued in Japan, said WFAA. Now, many are wondering why a similar recall … Continue reading

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Dentist Group Issues Statement on Denture Cream Zinc Poisoning

The American Dental Association (ADA) has issued a statement regarding the health risks of zinc-containing denture creams. The ADA statement was issued just after GlaxoSmithKline announced it would voluntarily stop the manufacture, distribution and advertising of Super PoliGrip denture creams … Continue reading

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Super PoliGrip Maker Says Adverse Event Reports Increased in 2009

GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of Super PoliGrip denture adhesives, said in a letter to dentists last month that in 2009 it received an increased number of adverse event reports describing the development of neurological symptoms, myeloneuropathy and blood dyscrasias. According to … Continue reading

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Poli-Grip Products to be Reformulated in Canada Due to Zinc Risks

GlaxoSmithKline has stopped the manufacture, distribution and advertising of Poli-Grip ‘Advanced Care’, ‘Extra Strength’ and ‘Ultra Fresh’ denture adhesives in the Canadian market. According to a Health Canada alert, the three Poli-Grip the action was taken because of concern that … Continue reading

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Zinc Risks Prompt Glaxo to Stop Making 3 Super PoliGrip Varieties

Citing dangers from excessive exposure to zinc, GlaxoSmithKline announced today that it would voluntarily stop manufacturing, marketing and advertising three Super PoliGrip denture cream products. Glaxo is being sued by scores of people who say they suffered nerve damage and … Continue reading

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26-Year-Old Woman Said to be Denture Cream Poisoning Victim

Denture cream zinc poisoning is often thought to be a disease suffered by the elderly. But that’s not always the case. Anyone who has used denture adhesives like PoliGrip or Fixodent over a long period of time can be sickened … Continue reading

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Family Claims Poligrip Caused Miami Man’s Death

GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Poligrip-Lawsuits">Poligrip denture cream, has been named in a lawsuit by the family of a Miami man who died in 2008. The widow and daughter of Rodney Urbanek claim that excessive exposure to zinc in Poligrip … Continue reading

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North Carolina Man Says Poligrip Left Him Disabled, Plans Lawsuit

A North Carolina man who used Poligrip for 20 years says zinc in the denture cream caused him to become disabled. Johnny Howell , 53, of Winston-Salem, will soon file suit against GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of Poligrip. We’ve long been … Continue reading

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