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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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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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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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Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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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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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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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

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The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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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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