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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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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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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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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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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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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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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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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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FDA Takes Action Against Eardrops with Unapproved Ingredients

FDA Takes Action Against Unapproved Eardrops

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to parents about prescription eardrops that contain unapproved ingredients that can lead to dangerous side effects. The unapproved prescription eardrops contain active ingredients such as benzocaine and hydrocortisone, and have … Continue reading

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FDA Advises Against Topical Medications for Babies’ Teething Pain

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to parents about the dangers of using topical pain medication for babies’ teething pain, citing concerns about serious side effects, even death. The FDA issued a safety warning in June … Continue reading

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FDA Says Benzocaine Products Unsafe for Teething Babies

U.S. health regulators have again warned that benzocaine is not a safe remedy for teething babies.  According to a report from Health Day News, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that benzocaine gels and liquids can lead … Continue reading

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FDA Issues Warning for Benzocaine Teething Remedies

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just issued a warning on some teething remedies such as Anbesol and Oragel. These topical pain relievers are typically rubbed on the gums of teething babies and can lead to a serious condition … Continue reading

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Benzocaine Blood Disorder Prompts Warnings in U.S., Canada

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Benzocaine-Spray-Gel-Liquid-Methemoglobinemia-Injury-Lawsuit">Benzocaine, the active ingredient in popular teething medications like Anbesol, Hurricaine, Orajel, Baby Orajel, and Orabase, has been the subject of safety warnings in the U.S. and Canada because of its association with a rare blood disorder called methemoglobinemia. … Continue reading

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Anbesol, Orajel, Orabase Other Benzocaine Products Linked to Rare Blood Disorder, FDA Warns

U.S. health regulators warned today that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Benzocaine-Spray-Gel-Liquid-Methemoglobinemia-Injury-Lawsuit">benzocaine liquids and gels used to treat mouth and gum pain, including Anbesol, Hurricaine, Orajel, Baby Orajel, Orabase and store brands, have been associated with a potentially deadly complication called methemoglobinemia. The warning … Continue reading

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