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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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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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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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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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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.

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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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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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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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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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Nashville Health Officials Confirm Cases of Norovirus at Opryland Hotel

Health Officials Confirm Cases of Norovirus at Opryland

Officials with the Metro Public Health Department In Tennessee have confirmed that three people have at the Gaylord Opryland hotel have tested positive for norovirus, the two latest cases yesterday. A hotel representative contacted the health department last Thursday after … Continue reading

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Royal Caribbean Cuts Cruise Short After Nearly 700 on Ship Taken Ill

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After nearly 700 passengers and crew members were taken ill in a suspected norovirus outbreak, Royal Caribbean ordered the cruise ship Explorer of the Seas to return to its home port in New Jersey two days early.  The ship is … Continue reading

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Norovirus Likely Cause of Growing Hilton Westchester Outbreak

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The number of those sickened with a gastrointestinal illness at New York’s Hilton Westchester last week has risen into the hundreds. The Westchester County Department of Health said that early indications point to norovirus, according to LoHud.com. The cause of … Continue reading

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100 Partygoers Sickened Following Hilton Event in Westchester

About 100 people have fallen ill with what appears to be a norovirus after attending a fundraiser at the Pelham Picture House at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, New York. One person has been hospitalized. The event took place … Continue reading

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Sick crew members aboard cruise ships contributing to spread of Norovirus

Each year, more than 2,000 people on board cruise ships leaving the entering the U.S. contract Norovirus. Thousands more contract some other form of viral infection and according to a recent report, many times the cruise liner’s crew are to … Continue reading

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Sick Employees Spread Norovirus at Indiana Subway Restaurant

Sick employees spread norovirus at an Indiana Subway restaurant, apparently returning to work even when they were ill and contagious. The Star Press, citing a report it obtained from the state health department, revealed that the information was discovered by … Continue reading

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FDA Seeks Recall of Korean Shellfish Due to Norovirus Threat

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking a recall of Korean shellfish over a norovirus threat, it said. The agency is urging food distributors, retailers, and food service operators to remove from sale or service the following: All … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Filed Over 2008 Norovirus Outbreak At New York Waterpark

A class action lawsuit has been filed over a 2008 norovirus outbreak at Six Flags Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Water Park. The action, which was filed in New York State, involved about 2,700 people. The plaintiffs allege they were … Continue reading

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Norovirus Linked To One-Fifth Of Hospital Infections

Norovirus has been linked to about one-fifth of all hospital infections, according to the results of an emerging survey The nationwide survey covered outbreaks that took place in 289 United States hospitals. In addition to its part in hospital infections, … Continue reading

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