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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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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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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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Geodon the antipsychotic drug can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction

Geodon can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction, FDA Warns

The FDA has required a new warning label for the antipsychotic drug Geodon (ziprasidone) to include the risk of a potentially fatal skin reaction.

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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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BP Oil Spill Claims Fund Makes One Final Settlement Payment

Only one final < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/BP-Gulf-Oil-Property-Claims-Rental-Property-Lawsuit-Lawyer-Class-Action">BP oil spill claim has been paid by the Gulf Coast Claims Facility and its administrator, attorney Kenneth Feinberg, according to a report from the Associated Press. That’s out of 91,000 final settlement claims submitted to … Continue reading

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Diesel Fuel Spill in Boston Harbor under Investigation

The source of a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/oil_spills">diesel fuel spill on Massachusetts’ Mystic River near the Tobin Bridge in Boston Harbor has not been determined. According to various media reports, the diesel fuel spill was reported Saturday, but the U.S. Coast Guard … Continue reading

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Petition Seeks Removal of BP Oil Spill Claims Chief

A widespread petition to oust BP Oil spill claims chief Ken Feinberg is underway, involves residents with Grand Isle, and has been passed through Facebook, among other locations and Internet sites, said the Daily Comet. The petition calls for Feinberg’s … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Commission Warns of Similar Disasters Without Reform

A presidential commissions report on the BP oil spill warns that such a disaster could happen again, thanks to systemic problems within the offshore oil and gas industry and government regulators who oversee it. According to the Associated Press, the … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Claims Fund Administrator Accused of Bias

Lawyers representing plaintiffs in BP oil spill lawsuits are questioning the independence of Kenneth Feinberg, the attorney overseeing BP’s $20 billion oil spill compensation fund. Now, according to a report in The New York Times, they’ve asked US District Judge … Continue reading

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BP Oil on Gulf Floor May Threaten Marine Life

Not surprisingly, oil spilled from the explosion of the BP Macondo Well is endangering marine life in the Gulf of Mexico. The Wall Street Journal wrote that, according to a federal report, sediment from the blast remains at levels dangerous … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Lawsuit Filed by US Justice Department

As expected, the US Justice Department has filed a civil lawsuit in connection with the BP oil spill. In addition to BP Exploration and Production Inc., the federal lawsuit names eight other companies as defendants. In announcing the BP oil … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Lawsuit Expected Soon from US Justice Department

The federal government will soon announce its intention to file a civil lawsuit against BP PLC over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. According to a Reuters report, the suit could be announced by the US Justice Department at a … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Victims Given Three Compensation Options

People and businesses impacted by the BP oil spill are being given three options for receiving compensation from the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF). Two of the three BP oil spill compensation options, which apply to the payment of final … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Compensation Fund Administrator Changes Tune on Casino Workers’ Claims

The Gulf Coast Claim Facility (GCCF), the agency processing BP oil spill compensation claims, has decided to take another look at claims filed by casino employees. According to a report from the Sun Herald, the GCCF has been denying emergency … Continue reading

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