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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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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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National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...

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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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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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Pradaxa Associated with more Complications than Warfarin, According to Early Study Findings

Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.

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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System

British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System for Infection Risk

The MHRA announced the recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys wound care devices - risk of maceration, infection, loss of negative pressure, or unrecognized bleeding in wounds.

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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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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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CTS Corp. Contamination Case Will to be Heard in Supreme Court

The CTS Corp. manufacturing plant that was shut down about three decades ago likely left serious soil and groundwater contamination, according to a lawsuit being heard in the Supreme Court this month. Residents near the Mills Gap Road plant site … Continue reading

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Camp Lejeune Study Links Birth Defects to Drinking Water

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A study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a link between tainted drinking water at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base in North Carolina and increased risk of serious birth defects and childhood cancers. The … Continue reading

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End in Sight for Water-Contamination Cleanup at Camp Lejeune

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At Camp Lejeune, the North Carolina Marine Corps base, cleanup continues of the decades-long drinking-water contamination problem that began in the 1950s. More than 600 polluted sites are scattered around the 170-square-mile Marine base, located at the mouth of the … Continue reading

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More Marines may be eligible for Camp Lejeune health compensation following new report

Tens of thousands of U.S. Marines and their family members may soon be eligible for federal health care after new information shows that water at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune was contaminated as far back as 1953, four years that previously … Continue reading

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Group calls on Veteran’s Administration for help with military family birth defects

A group advocating for the health of U.S. military veterans and their families is launching a campaign to call attention to the birth defects suffered by those service members. According to a statement from Birth Defect Research for Children (BDRC), … Continue reading

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Feds Look to Feres Doctrine in Bid to Dismiss Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuits

The federal government is trying to convince a federal court to dismiss lawsuits filed on behalf of former U.S. Marines who were allegedly sickened by polluted water while stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. In several of the lawsuits, … Continue reading

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Camp Lejeune Male Breast Cancer Reports Likely to Grow

It is believed that cases of male breast cancer tied to contaminated drinking water at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base in North Carolina will rise in number. According to a report from the St. Petersburg Times, the Agency for … Continue reading

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Bill to Help Camp Lejeune Tainted Water Victims Clears Senate Committee

Described as the worst drinking water contamination in United States history, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Camp-Lejeune-Benzene-Poisoning">Camp Lejeune water impacted some one million people from the 1950s to the mid-1980s with exposure to dangerous, often carcinogenic chemicals including benzene, trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE), and … Continue reading

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Marine Testifies At Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Hearing

As we’ve long reported, many scientists have called the drinking < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Camp-Lejeune-Benzene-Poisoning">water contamination at Camp Lejeune the worst in the nation’s history. From the mid-1950s to the mid-1980s, an estimated 1 million people were exposed to water that was poisoned … Continue reading

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Bill to Help Some Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Victims Reintroduced in U.S. Congress

A proposed new law that would be a huge help to some – but not all – alleged victims of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Camp-Lejeune-Benzene-Poisoning">toxic water at Camp Lejeune has been reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. Among other things, the federal … Continue reading

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