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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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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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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

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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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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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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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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 Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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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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Study Finds Higher Risk of ADHD Associated with Tylenol Use during Pregnancy

Higher Risk of ADHD with Tylenol Use during Pregnancy

A study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics found that use of Tylenol (acetaminophen) during pregnancy was associated with a higher risk of behavioral problems such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study was led by Evie Stergiakouli, a lecturer in … Continue reading

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Dilantin Linked to Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, a Dangerous Skin Condition

Dilantin Linked to Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Dilantin, the anti-epileptic drug that has been in use for decades is one of many drugs associated with the related skin conditions Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). Though these conditions are rare, when they do occur they … Continue reading

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Two Life-Threatening Skin Reactions Have High Risk of Recurrence

People hospitalized for  (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), serious skin conditions that develop primarily as drug reactions, appear to have a high risk of recurrence, a new study reports. Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are life-threatening … Continue reading

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Acetaminophen Doses Over 325mg Linked to Liver Damage

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked doctors to stop prescribing combination drugs that contain more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen per dosage unit, citing the risk of liver damage. The FDA safety announcement issued on Tuesday said … Continue reading

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Study: Do Not Mix Tylenol with Alcohol

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New research has found that mixing Tylenol (acetaminophen) and alcohol can increase risks for kidney disease. Even a very small amount of alcohol consumption when taking Tylenol can lead to serious increased risks. The study revealed that taking the recommended … Continue reading

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Too Much Acetaminophen Leads to Deadly Outcomes

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Acetaminophen has been tied to over 1,500 deaths in the United States in the past 10 years. Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in the pain reliever and fever reducer, Tylenol. When overused, acetaminophen can lead to serious adverse effects, including … Continue reading

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Quality Control Issues Raised as J&J Issues Second Recall this Week

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In one week, health care giant, Johnson & Johnson, recalled two of its key products over quality issues. This, after working to reverse some bad press over scores of recalls, also due to quality issues, over the past couple of … Continue reading

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New Tylenol Cap Meant to Minimize Fatal Tylenol Overdoses

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U.S. Tylenol bottles will soon bear a unique warning intended to alert people of the possibly deadly risks of taking too much of the drug’s main ingredient, acetaminophen. The red warnings will soon be found on the cap of every … Continue reading

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FDA Warns of Rare But Serious Acetaminophen Risk

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On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to consumers of a link between the fever and pain reliever acetaminophen and rare but potentially fatal skin diseases. The FDA said it has identified evidence of a … Continue reading

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Acetaminophen Use Caused Man’s Liver Failure, Death

A man’s paracetamol use led to acute liver failure and his death. Paracetamol is commonly known as acetaminophen, a painkiller and fever reducer also sold under the brand, Tylenol. Because of broad familiarity with acetaminophen, many people are not aware … Continue reading

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