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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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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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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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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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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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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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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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Newly-Filed Plavix Lawsuits Claim Drug Caused Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Cerebral Hemorrhage, and TTP

The manufacturer of Plavix continues to be named in lawsuits alleging the blood thinner caused some patients to suffer from serious bleeding side effects. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix bleeding lawsuits in state court in New York.

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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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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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