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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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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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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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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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