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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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Food Poisoning More Likely in a Restaurant than at Home, Report Says

An analysis of ten years of data on food poisoning outbreaks indicates that Americans are twice as likely to get sick from food prepared in a restaurant than from food prepared at home. The Center for Science in the Public … Continue reading

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Big Red Tomato Packers Recalls Fresh Tomatoes Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

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Big Red Tomato Packers of Fort Pierce, Florida, has announced a voluntary recall issuing a limited recall of 20- and 25-pound boxes of fresh tomatoes, because they may be contaminated with salmonella. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which … Continue reading

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Feds Shut Down Salmonella-Linked Poultry Plant Infested with Cockroaches

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On Wednesday, federal inspectors shut down a poultry processing plant in California connected to a multi-state salmonella outbreak.  The plant was found to have been infested with cockroaches four times over the past five months. The Foster Farms plant is … Continue reading

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Imported Spices Have Twice the Salmonella Risk of Other Imported Foods

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that, over a three-year period, almost 7 percent of imported spices were found to be contaminated with salmonella. On Wednesday the agency released a report on spice testing between 2007 and 2010.  … Continue reading

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Study: Donated Breast Milk Might Contain Dangerous Pathogens

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A new study has found that the sale of breast milk—an unregulated, cottage industry—may involve product containing high levels of dangerous, even deadly, bacteria. The journal, Pediatrics, reports that breast milk purchased from at least two fairly well visited websites, … Continue reading

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California Costco Recalls 40,000 Pounds of Chicken Following Salmonella Illness

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A California Costco store has recalled 40,000 pounds of chicken following an illness associated with Salmonella Heidelberg and contaminated chicken. The South San Francisco, California Costco recalled rotisserie chicken and chicken products that might be contaminated with Salmonella Heidelberg in … Continue reading

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Federal Worker Furloughs Endanger Food Supply

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Food safety experts say the government shutdown is endangering America’s food supply because food inspections have halted except for meat and poultry and agencies on skeleton staff cannot properly deal with food safety issues like the current salmonella outbreak. While … Continue reading

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Illness Outbreaks Prompt Recall of Some Furloughed Federal Workers

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Three government agencies responsible for ensuring food and drug safety and curbing disease have recalled furloughed workers to investigate alarming disease outbreaks. On Tuesday, the Atlanta-based U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) brought back 10 of about 9,000 … Continue reading

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Hundreds Sickened in Multi-State Foster’s Farm Chicken Salmonella Outbreak

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A large, multi-state Salmonella outbreak has sickened hundreds of people and raw chicken products appear to be the culprit. Hundreds of people from 18 states have been sickened by the Salmonella outbreak tied to raw chicken products produced at three … Continue reading

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Research: Salmonella Resistant to Different Antibiotic Classes, Antibacterial Soaps

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The Salmonella pathogen is typically transferred to humans through contaminated food. In the United States, some 42,000 cases of salmonellosis—the infection caused by the Salmonella pathogen—are reported annually, with about 400 people dying from the contamination, according to the U.S. … Continue reading

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