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Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk

Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk, Study Suggests

A new study has linked the use of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), an injectable type of birth control, to an increased risk of HIV infection.

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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

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Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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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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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from TheHeart.org. An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...

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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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