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Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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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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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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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

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The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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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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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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Jury Awards $46.5 Million in Damages in Monsanto PCBs Lawsuits

On May 25, 2016, a St. Louis jury awarded $46.5 million to three plaintiffs who claimed Monsanto and three other companies were negligent in the production of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls). The award consisted of $17.5 million in damages and $29 … Continue reading

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Study: Pesticide Exposure Increases Risks for Parkinson’s Disease

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For not the first time, a study suggests a link between Parkinson’s disease and pesticide exposure. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, degenerative central nervous system disorder that typically affects motor skills and speech, among other functions and, while not fatal, … Continue reading

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PCBs at Whirlpool Park Prompts Legal Action

Whirlpool Corporation and the current and former owners of the Whirlpool Park in Clyde, Ohio, are accused of alleged PCB contamination. A number of people who lived in and near Clyde have fallen ill and died since the mid-1990s from … Continue reading

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PCB-Leaking Lights Discovered at Long Island City School

PCB-leaking lights were discovered at a Long Island City school, just as the new school year gets underway and following a similar incident last week. Parents are demanding answers and action. The parent’s concern is not unfounded. PCBs—or polychlorinated biphenyls—include … Continue reading

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PCBs Linked To Autism in New Study

PCBs, polychlorinated biphenyls, have been linked to autism, based on results of emerging research from the University of California-Davis and Washington State University. The research suggests that PCB exposure may increase risks for autism in some children, said PsychCentral. Dr. … Continue reading

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EPA To Test New Jersey Park For PCBs, Dioxin

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is testing New Jersey’s Riverside County Park for PCBs and dioxins following potential flooding contamination resulting from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. High levels of both dangerous chemicals were found in the river next … Continue reading

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PCB Contamination Closes Connecticut Athletic Fields

Greenwich High School in Connecticut has closed all of its playing fields indefinitely following discovery of soil tainted with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The school has been attempting to initiate its preliminary stages of construction for a $29 million music instruction … Continue reading

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NYC Schools PCB Plan Sparks Lawsuit

Following approval of a decade-long plan to replace old, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/pcbs_nyc_schools">PCB-tainted light figures in New York City schools, a community group just filed a federal lawsuit to speed the process. PCBs, polychlorinated biphenyls, are suspected carcinogens. We’ve been following the … Continue reading

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Hudson PCB Dredging to be Expanded

We’ve long covered the issue of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/PCBs_health_concerns">PCB’s–polychlorinated biphenyls—dumped by General Electric Co. (GE) into the upper and lower Hudson River from two capacitor manufacturing plants in Hudson Falls and Fort Edward. The site involves some 200 miles of New … Continue reading

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PCBs, Mercury Contamination Reported in California Fish

A new study has raised concerns about California’s coastal fish supply, finding mercury and< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/PCBs_health_concerns"> polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in several popular species of sports fish. The report, prepared by the State Water Resources Control Board’s Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program … Continue reading

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