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Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by Medicalxpress.com, this “genotoxicity” could ...

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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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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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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Continue, New Complaint Filed by Tennessee Resident

Actos bladder cancer lawsuits continue, with a new complaint filed by a resident of Tennessee. The national law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, represents the Tennessee man who alleges that Actos caused his bladder cancer.

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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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Acetaminophen Overdose Behind Most Child Liver Injuries

Overdosing on acetaminophen is the most common reason why children experience acute liver failure. According to researchers at London Health Science Center in Ontario, Canada, dosing errors are often to blame for incidents of acute liver failure in children caused … Continue reading

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Study Finds Many Face Acetaminophen Overdose Risk Due to Misuse

A new study finds that many people face acetaminophen overdose risks over misuse of the popular medication. Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol and, because of familiarity with the drug, many are not aware that Tylenol, and other forms … Continue reading

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Study Finds Acetaminophen Overdoses Common at Hospitals

A newly released study is reporting that many patients could be receiving dangerous doses of acetaminophen while in the hospital.  The research, which was presented earlier this week at the Digestive Disease Week meeting in San Diego, found that roughly … Continue reading

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Using Acetaminophen Safely to Avoid Liver Damage, Other Side Effects

Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, is popular. Because of familiarity with acetaminophen, many are not aware that Tylenol, and other forms of acetaminophen, carries risk for significant health affects. For example, acetaminophen can cause serious liver damage and links … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Claims “Stealth” Tylenol Recall Caused Child’s Death

In a scathing complaint, a lawsuit claims that a controversial “stealth” Tylenol recall led to a child’s death. The lawsuit, which discusses internal company memos, states that parents allege their two-year-old son, River, died of liver failure, in July 2010, … Continue reading

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New Children’s Acetaminophen Dose May Cause Confusion

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a public announcement that another concentration of liquid acetaminophen marketed for infants (160 mg/5 mL) is available in stores. The new children’s acetaminophen dose may cause confusion. Up until now, liquid … Continue reading

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Researcher Warns of Possible Acetaminophen – Asthma Link

Taking < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Acetaminophen-Liver-Damage-Injury-Failure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">acetaminophen may make asthma worse in people who already have the condition, and possibly spark new asthma cases in others. In fact, the author of a provocative new paper says links between acetaminophen and asthma are so prevalent … Continue reading

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Extra-Strength Tylenol Recalled for Musty Smell

Johnson & Johnson’s smelly drug problem is rearing its ugly head, yet again. According to the Wall Street Journal, Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare division is pulling about 60,912 bottles—one lot—of its musty smelling < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Tylenol-Liver-Damage-Injury-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Extra-Strength Tylenol caplets in … Continue reading

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Children’s Acetaminophen Recalled Over Faulty Child-Resistant Closure

A massive recall of about 898,000 packages of Children’s Pain & Fever Concentrated Drops are being recalled over faulty child-resistant closures, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced. This over-the-counter (OTC) medicine contains < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Acetaminophen-Liver-Damage-Injury-Failure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">acetaminophen, which calls for … Continue reading

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FDA Looking at Acetaminophen Dosing for Infants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is looking into adding dosing instructions on over the counter (OTC) children’s medications containing < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Acetaminophen-Liver-Damage-Injury-Failure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">acetaminophen, said MedPageToday. Dosing instructions are not provided for this demographic—children under the age of two—which many believe … Continue reading

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