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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

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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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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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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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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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Indiana Woman Alleges Serious Injuries From Transvaginal Mesh Products

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered injuries after receiving transvaginal mesh implants. The lawsuit suit alleges that the transvaginal mesh created an unreasonable risk and directly caused her injuries.

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NYC Council Members Introduce PCB Bill

Lawmakers just introduced three bills mandating increased oversight of New York City’s $708 million program to remove < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/pcbs_nyc_schools">PCBs from city schools, said Staten Island Live. Lighting fixtures in New York City schools, long known to be contaminated with PCBs—polychlorinated … Continue reading

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PCB Light Ballasts in NY Schools Also Tainted by Asbestos

Lighting fixtures in New York City schools, long known to be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/PCBs_health_concerns">PCBs—polychlorinated biphenyls—have also been found to contain asbestos. We’ve been following the threat from PCBs in light ballasts found in schools built prior to 1979. Tests … Continue reading

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EPA Wants PCB Light Ballasts Out of New York City Schools in Five Years

Federal regulators are pushing New York City to speed up its plan to remove < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/pcbs_nyc_schools">PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) from hundreds of public school buildings. While New York City announced a 10-year-plan to remove PCB-tainted light ballasts from 772 school buildings … Continue reading

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GE Moving Ahead on Hudson PCB Removal

General Electric Co. (GE) just awarded a dredging contract to Cashman Dredging & Marine Contracting Co. LLC for its Hudson River PCB removal project. < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/PCBs_health_concerns">Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dangerous chemicals banned in 1979, were used as coolants and lubricants in … Continue reading

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PCBs in Massachusetts Harbor will be Capped and Buried, EPA Says

To deal with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/PCBs_health_concerns">PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls) and heavy metal contamination in Massachusetts’ New Bedford Harbor, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has plans to bury and cap toxic silt at the bottom of the harbor via the deployment of … Continue reading

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10 Years Too Long for Removing PCBs from New York City Schools, EPA Says

Federal regulators have rejected New York City’s timetable for removing < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/pcbs_nyc_schools">PCBs, also known as polychlorinated biphenyls, from public schools there. Last month, New York City announced a $708 million, 10 year plan to remove PCB-tainted light ballasts from 772 … Continue reading

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PCB Contaminated Landfill in New York State Added to Superfund List

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just announced the addition of the Dewey Loeffel Landfill in Rensselaer County, New York to its Superfund National Priorities List of the country’s most hazardous waste sites. The landfill is contaminated with toxic substances … Continue reading

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PCBs in Caulk Pose Significant – and Expensive – Problem

The threat from < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/PCBs_health_concerns">PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) in light ballasts found in schools built prior to 1979 been making news the past several months, with New York City just announcing a 10-year plan to remove PCB-tainted ballasts from schools there. … Continue reading

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PCB Removal Plan Prompts EPA to End Inspections of New York City Schools

PCB inspections at New York City schools are being suspended today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in wake of the city’s announcement that it has a plan to remove light ballasts tainted with the toxic chemicals from buildings. … Continue reading

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PCBs Linked to IVF Failures

A new study finds that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/PCBs_health_concerns">polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in concentrations typically found in the blood of people living in the U.S. could make successful in vitro fertilization (IVF) more difficult to achieve. The study was published this week in … Continue reading

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