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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from TheHeart.org. An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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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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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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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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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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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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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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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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90 Tons of Salads, Sandwiches Recalled Over Potential E. coli Contamination

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local officials over an investigation of … Continue reading

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Jimmy John’s Restaurant Potential Culprit in E. coli Outbreak

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Vegetables used on sandwiches served at a Jimmy John’s restaurants in Denver, Colorado, are being blamed on an E. coli outbreak in that state. Eight people have reportedly become ill after they ate at three Jimmy John’s restaurants from October … Continue reading

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E. coli Outbreak Linked to Frozen Foods

Tainted frozen food has led to a multi-state outbreak of E. coli infections that has sickened and hospitalized a number of people across 15 states. According to health officials, 24 people have reportedly fallen ill; eight people, mostly children and … Continue reading

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Deadly E. coli outbreak in North Carolina extends south

The outbreak of E. coli virus linked to a county fair in North Carolina has claimed the life of one toddler in the state and now includes victims in South Carolina, too, as more are identified. According to a recent … Continue reading

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E. coli Scare Tied to Canadian Beef Spreads to U.S.

U.S. consumers are again being warned that beef imported from Canada could be contaminated with E. coli.   According to its latest update, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Canada’s XL Foods its expanding its … Continue reading

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E. coli In Canadian Beef Prompts Warning from USDA

E. coli discovered in Canadian beef prompted a warning from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) in the form of a Public Health Alert for the raw, boneless beef trim products. Early this month, … Continue reading

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Avoderm Dog Food Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

AvoDerm dog food is being recalled for potential contamination with the dangerous Salmonella pathogen, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The recall involves Breeder’s Choice AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula. The AvoDerm … Continue reading

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E. coli Outbreak Reported in Livingston County, NY

An E. coli outbreak has been reported in Livingston County, New York. The Department of Health in Livingston is now investigating eight cases of the dangerous infection, which have been reported in just a two-week period this month, said Democrat … Continue reading

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Nearly 2,100 Cases of Romaine Lettuce Recalled for Possible E. coli

Nearly 2,100 cases of Romaine Lettuce are being recalled for potential Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. Coli O157:H7) contamination, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Tanimura & Antle Inc. recalled a single lot of its Romaine lettuce over … Continue reading

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Ground Beef Sold in California, Utah Recalled for E. coli

Ground beef sold in California and Utah has been recalled over potential E. coli contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) just announced. Dale T. Smith and Sons Meat Packing, of Draper, Utah is … Continue reading

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