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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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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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Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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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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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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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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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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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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