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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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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Brain Tumor

Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Increased Brain Tumor Risk

A study of Danish women of reproductive age suggests that long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors.

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Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

A proposed study would examine the health effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on the people living closest to active natural gas wells.

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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Issue Call for Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Long Island, New York Auto Shop

Two men were found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a Holbrook, New York, auto-detailing shop Thursday night, Suffolk County police say.

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Avandia Mediation Nets Settlement for 20,000 Heart Attack Lawsuits

Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to settle about 20,000 heart attack lawsuits brought by former users of its Type 2 diabetes medication Avandia. The lawsuits are among thousands more which claim GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) hid data showing the leading diabetes drug … Continue reading

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Glaxo May Mediate More Avandia Settlements

Last week, we wrote that GlaxoSmithKline Plc agreed to pay $3 billion to resolve federal investigations into how it marketed some of its drugs, including its controversial type 2 diabetes drug, Avandia. Now, a judge is urging the drug maker … Continue reading

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Glaxo to Settle Avandia, Other Federal Drug Marketing Investigations

GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay $3 billion to resolve federal investigations into the marketing of some of its drugs, including the controversial type 2 diabetes drug, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the agreement with the U.S. … Continue reading

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More Avandia Lawsuits Filed In Illinois

More < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia lawsuits have been filed, this time, in Illinois. Most recently, we wrote that eight plaintiffs filed a lawsuit in Texas against GlaxoSmithKline, maker of the once-popular diabetes medication. The two Illinois plaintiffs allege that GlaxoSmithKline should not … Continue reading

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Avandia Lawsuit Filed by 8 in Texas

A group of Texas plaintiffs have added to the pile of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia lawsuits heading to court. The 8 individuals filed suit against GlaxoSmithKline alleging Avandia caused them to suffer various heart problems, and are seeking a full refund for … Continue reading

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Avandia Lawsuit Filed By 90+ Plaintiffs

A large group of over 90 people who took diabetes drug, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia, have filed a lawsuit against the maker of the controversial medication, GlaxoSmithKline. The 14-count lawsuit seeks over $700,000, including costs, legal fees, and other relief. The Madison … Continue reading

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Actos, Avandia Linked to Higher Incidence of Eye Disorder

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/actos">Actos and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia increase the risk that users will develop diabetic macular edema, a serious eye disorder that can lead to blindness. According to a study presented at the American Diabetes Association’s annual meeting in San Diego, people … Continue reading

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Chantix Side Effects Not Reported Properly, FDA Says

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced that it asked drug maker, Pfizer Inc., to submit—again—a large amount of its adverse event reports from 2010 for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix, its stop smoking medication, said the Wall Street Journal. On … Continue reading

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GlaxoSmithKline Close to Settling More Avandia Lawsuits

It looks like GlaxoSmithKline may be preparing to settle more < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the Avandia settlements would cover roughly 1,000 former Avandia users who sued the company in state courts in Pennsylvania, California … Continue reading

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Avandia Named in Texas Wrongful Death Suit

GlaxoSmithKline is facing yet another < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia lawsuit, this time for the alleged wrongful death of a Texas man. The Avandia lawsuit claims the fatal heart attacked suffered by James Michael Knight in 2009 was the result of his taking … Continue reading

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