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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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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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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

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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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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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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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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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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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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Papaya Salmonella Victims Increase to 141 with More Possible

As of August 11, 2017, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is reporting that 141 people in nineteen states have confirmed cases of strains of salmonella traced back to papayas imported from Mexico. Victims range in age from 1 to … Continue reading

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Nestlé Drumstick Ice Cream Cones Recalled

Nestlé Drumstick Ice Cream Cones Recalled

A voluntary recall has been issued for Nestlé Drumstick Club 16 count Variety Pack and 24 count Vanilla Pack (with cones marked for easy individual sale). Nestlé USA recalled the product because contact surfaces of equipment tested positive for Listeria … Continue reading

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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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Potential Listeria Contamination Prompts Blue Bell to Recall Ice Cream

Listeria Contamination Prompts Blue Bell to Recall Ice Cream

A voluntary recall is being issued for Blue Bell Ice Cream produced in its Sylacauga, Alabama facility because there is a chocolate chip cookie dough ingredient supplied by a third party supplier, Aspen Hills, Inc., that may be contaminated with … Continue reading

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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams get FDA Warning Letter due to Listeria

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams get FDA Warning due to Listeria

For the second time, Listeria contamination is a problem for Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams’ manufacturers. The first recall  of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams was in 2015 after the bacteria was found in Jeni’s production facility. Jeni’s issued a voluntary recall … Continue reading

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Frozen Corn Products Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

Frozen Corn Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

Cambridge Farms, LLC of Lancaster, Pennsylvania has recalled three brands of frozen corn products because they may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. The organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly and people with weakened … Continue reading

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FDA Draws Criticism for Slow Recalls of Tainted Foods

The Food and Drug Administration has been criticized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for being too slow to recall tainted foods, leaving consumers “at risk of injury or death.” Though the FDA has had the authority … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Receives FDA Warning Letter Citing Serious Violations

A letter dated June 8, 2016 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was sent to Whole Foods Co-CEOs John Mackey and Walter Robb after a February inspection revealed some alarming violations. The Whole Foods food preparation facility in … Continue reading

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General Mills Issues Recall after Some Consumers Taken Ill by Contaminated Flour

General Mills voluntarily recalled several batches of its Gold Medal, Gold Medal Wondra, and Signature flours on May 31. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) linked recalled flour to illnesses in 38 people in 20 states to E. … Continue reading

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Starbucks Recalls Breakfast Sandwiches for Possible Listeria Contamination

A food supplier has recalled prepackaged sausage, egg, and cheddar cheese on English muffin breakfast sandwiches from Starbucks stores stores in Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma over concerns that the sandwiches may be tainted with listeria. The tainted products come from … Continue reading

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