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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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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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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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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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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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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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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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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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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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Dole Upgrades Withdrawal of Packaged Salads to Recall

Federal officials have confirmed the presence of listeria monocytogenes in packaged salad produced at the Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. plant in Springfield, Ohio. Dole recalled products packaged under multiple brands because testing linked salad greens from the facility to a … Continue reading

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