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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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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

The first test trials in the federal C.R. Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh litigation will most likely start next year, according to a report from Bloomberg News. About 600 lawsuits involving Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are currently pending in the multidistrict litigation underway Charleston, West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...

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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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Hormone Replacement Therapy Users with Worsening Migraine Headaches May be at Increased Risk for Ischemic Stroke

A large observational study presented at the 2016 International Stroke Conference suggests women who are receiving hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and are experiencing increasingly severe migraine headaches, are at an increased risk for ischemic stroke. Ischemic stroke results from an … Continue reading

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Death of Beau Biden Puts Spotlight on Brain Cancer

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The tragic death of Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden and former attorney general of Delaware, has focused attention on brain cancer and its causes. Brain cancer affects thousands of people each year in the United States. This … Continue reading

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Fukushima Nuclear Radiation Poses Serious Threat to U.S. and Canada

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Nuclear radiation from Fukushima, the tsunami-damaged Japanese nuclear plant, is radiating to the west coast of the United States. The Fukushima Daiichi plant, which was built by General Electric, was damaged by a massive earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan … Continue reading

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Engineers Scheduled to Inspect Potential Hanford Nuclear Site Leak

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A potential leak is under investigation at Washington State’s Hanford nuclear site after an contamination reading was discovered. The investigation, announced by Washington Governor, Jay Inslee, followed information confirming an elevated contamination reading in the leak detection pit, according to … 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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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Nuclear Waste Threatens Tennessee River

Nuclear waste leaked by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory is threatening the Tennessee River. The radioactive waste appears to be contaminating groundwater on the other side of Tennessee’s Clinch River. “Results, to date, have shown intermittent detection of low levels … Continue reading

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BPA Side Effects May Be Long Lasting

A recent study suggests that the side effects of BPA may be long lasting. BPA, or bisphonel A, a controversial plastics chemical, has been linked to a growing and broad array of adverse health effects. In this study, the effects … Continue reading

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U.S. Approves First Nuclear Plant Since 1978

For the first time since 1978, the United States just approved a nuclear plant. A group of southern utilities won the government approval for two, new, atomic energy reactors. The reactors, said The LA Times, will be built at a … Continue reading

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New York’s Indian Point Nuclear Plant Most Dangerous In U.S., Report Says

New York’s Indian Point nuclear plant has been deemed the most dangerous in the United States, potentially putting drinking water supplies at risk. A disaster at Westchester County’s Indian Point could put drinking water supplies to over 11 million people … Continue reading

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FDA Says Cardiogen-82 Problems Linked To Device Misuse

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that Cardiogen-82 problems, which led to a product recall last year, are linked to device misuse. This, following a preliminary agency investigation. The FDA’s investigation revealed that “improper usage” of the CardioGen-82 … Continue reading

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