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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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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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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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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

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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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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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

81-year-old Port Jefferson Station man was killed in a crash at 4:57 a.m.. He lost control of the vehicle traveling west on Northern State Pkwy, on exit 42, Dix Hills.

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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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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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Nine Suffolk County Nursing Home Workers Indicted in 2012 Resident Death

Nine people have now been arrested and charged in connection with the death of a , New York nursing home. The arrests range from the home’s highest administrator to a low level aide, according to WABC TV Eyewitness News. One … Continue reading

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Four Indicted In Massive Nursing Home Scam

In another case involving allegations against a nursing home, including of abuse, four individuals have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of racketeering and healthcare fraud. The four were indicted on multiple felony charges involving the operation … Continue reading

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Alarming Rate of Use of Antipsychotic Drugs in Nursing Homes

A Canadian newspaper’s investigative report reveals an alarming increase in the use of powerful antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes, despite warnings that these medications are dangerous – even lethal – for elderly patients with dementia. The Toronto Star (thestar.com) found … Continue reading

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At One in Three Nursing Homes Residents Are Abused, Study Says

At one in three nursing homes and long-term care facilities, residents suffer some form of abuse or neglect. No state is exempt from abuse reports. According to a study by the Special Investigations Division of the House Government Reform Committee, … Continue reading

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Aides at Illinois Nursing Home Charged with Abuse

Two certified nursing assistants at a St. Charles, Illinois, nursing home have been charged in the abuse of an elderly resident with dementia.  Court documents say a video taken by the women shows them laughing as they strike the 96-year-old woman. … Continue reading

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Falls in the Elderly Are The Number One Cause of U.S. Spinal Injuries

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The number one cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States is not from car crashes, which had previously been the case, but falls in the elderly, a new study reveals. According to a study involving more than 43,000 … Continue reading

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Albany Nursing Home Aide Fractures Resident’s Arm, Pleads Guilty to Abuse

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New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Tuesday that a Troy, New York, certified nurse’s aide pleaded guilty to abusing a nursing home resident in August 2013 at an Albany facility. Sarina Francis was a certified nurse’s aide at … Continue reading

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Data Reveals Nursing Home Abuse Underreported and Expected to Increase

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The 2010 United States Census revealed that about 40.3 million Americans—which accounts for about 13 percent of the population—is over 65 years of age. The group is expected to continue to grow and will likely comprise about 20 percent of … Continue reading

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Cameras Catching Nursing Home Abuse Lead to Controversy

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Nursing home abuse is among the most devastating of horrors targeting our older, vulnerable loved ones. Recently, a case in which a small camera—meant to catch a petty thief—caught a loved one being abused and taunted, increasing awareness of both … Continue reading

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Another Family Accuses a Nursing Home of Elder Abuse

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A family is alleging that their mother, an 86-year-old woman diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and living at the Delmar Garden’s West Nursing Home in St. Louis County, was abused by the staff at the facility. The nursing home says that … Continue reading

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