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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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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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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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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

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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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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FDA Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...

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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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French-Made Tomato Paste Poses Botulism Risk, FDA Warns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just issued a warning to not consume tapenade or spreadable dried tomato paste manufactured by the French food company La Ruche. French health authorities reported an outbreak of botulism in France linked to … Continue reading

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Audit Faults FDA Recalls Of Imported Foods

An audit of 17 recalls revealed that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not always follow FDA rules to remove potentially < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">contaminated imported foods from the marketplace, said Daniel R. Levinson, inspector general of the Department of … Continue reading

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Salted Smoked Split Herring Recalled for Potential Botulism

Porky Products of Carteret, New Jersey just recalled Salted Smoked Split Herring (bloaters) over the potential the uneviscerated fish has the potential to be contaminated with the very dangerous < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Clostridium botulinum pathogen, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

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Angelina Brand Smoked Roundscad Recalled for Possible Botulism Risk

Arko Foods International of Los Angeles, California, just issued a recall for its Angelina Brand Smoked Roundscad, 8-oz packs, because of a possible < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">botulism risk, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The Clostridium botulinum bacterium can … Continue reading

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Botulism Risk Cited in Pickled Beet Recall

Lakeside Foods Inc. of Wisconsin just issued a recall of about 3,000 cans of its pickled beets, which were sold between December 2009 and January 2011, Sign On Detroit just announced. Some cans of the company’s 105-ounce pickled sliced beets … Continue reading

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Botulism Risk Prompts Recall of Schmaltz Herring, Old Smoked Sprats

D&M Smoked Fish, Inc. of Queens, New York, is recalling Haifa brand Schmaltz Herring and Cold Smoked Sprats because the fish was found to be uneviscerated, a risk factor for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">botulism. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said … Continue reading

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Dried Fish Recalled by Brooklyn Firm for Potential Botulism

W H & Group LLC. just issued a recall of Dried Fish after the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets food inspectors discovered Clostridium botulinum spores, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. The botulism contamination was … Continue reading

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Botulism Risk Prompts Fish Recall

Pacific American Fish Co, Inc. of Vernon, California is recalling certain Shishamo Roe Capelin fish over fears of Clostridium botulinum contamination, also known as < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">botulism, which can cause serious foodborne illness, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. … Continue reading

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Botulism Behind Two Food Recalls

A potential < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">botulism risk has prompted two firms to issue recalls of black bean sauces, corn salsas and con queso products. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), no actual cases of botulism have been linked to … Continue reading

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FDA Acts Against New York Juice Maker

At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) just filed a complaint for permanent injunction against Mystical One, a Jamaica, New York-based beverage company to prevent it from processing and distributing … Continue reading

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