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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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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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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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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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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Issue Call for Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

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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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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Vulnerable to Fracture after ICD Switch

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads are vulnerable to fracture following ICD switch, says a new study published in the June issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.

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Food Company Execs May Be Held Liable for Food Poisoning Outbreaks

Instances of food company executives receiving prison sentences and serving time over large, even deadly, food poisoning case are mounting. Now, some wonder why pharmaceutical and medical device company executives are not subject to the same punishments. Stewart Parnell, former … Continue reading

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Island Soups Co. Issues Recall Due to Botulism Risk

Island Soups Co. Issues Recall Due to Botulism Risk

Island Soups Co. is recalling six flavors of soup due to the risk of botulism poisoning. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted an inspection and found that company records do not show that the soups were processed adequately … Continue reading

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Big Blue Fisheries Recalls All Smoked Products Over Botulism Concerns

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Big Blue Fisheries, Llc is recalling all of its smoked products, including all lots and codes in various sizes and in vacuum packages. The recall was implemented over the possibility that the products might have been improperly cooked and have … Continue reading

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Healthy Choice Carrot Juice Recalled for Possible Botulism

Healthy Choice Carrot Juice is being recalled for possible botulism contamination, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Healthy Choice Island Blends, Inc. of Los Angeles, California is recalling all sizes of its Liquid Gold Carrot Juice, including … Continue reading

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Dry And Smoked Vobla Fish Recalled For Possible Botulism Risk

Dry and smoked Vobla fish has been recalled over potential risks of botulism, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. LA Star Seafood Co. Inc., of Los Angeles, California, is recalling is Vobla Dry and Vobla Smoked fish … Continue reading

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FDA Issues Botulism Warning For Eviscerated Fish

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just issued a botulism warning for eviscerated fish produced by Seng Ong Wholesale, Inc., of St. Paul, Minnesota. Seng Ong Wholesale is recalling dried mackerel and dried round scad after Minnesota Department of … Continue reading

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Botulism Olive Recall Expanded

We have written about the an olive recall that was implemented over concerns the product was contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Clostridium botulinum. Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) expanded its recall … Continue reading

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Black Bean Tortillas Recalled, May Be Tainted with Botulism

United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI is recalling select Gentes Foods Gordita Black Bean Tortillas over concerns of potential contamination with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just … Continue reading

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Yankee Bean Soup, Divina Olives Recalled for Possible Botulism

United Natural Foods, Inc. is recalling select FoodMatch, Inc. < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Divina Stuffed Olives and Tabatchnick Yankee Bean Soup over concerns the food has the potential to be contaminated with the very dangerous, sometimes deadly, Clostridium botulinum pathogen, the U.S. Food … Continue reading

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FDA Issues Botulism Warning for Stuffed Olives, Smoked Herring

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">botulism warnings; one for stuffed olives and the other smoked herring. No illnesses have been reported, to date; however, it can take up to 10 days for botulism poisoning symptoms … Continue reading

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