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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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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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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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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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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled - Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled Over Potential Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, has recalled a specific lot of its J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food over potential contamination with the dangerous, Listeria monocytogenes pathogen.

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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FDA Updates Chantix Label After Study Links it to Heart Problems

U.S. regulators are warning of another possible < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix side effect – heart problems in patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease. According to a Drug Safety Communication issued by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) today, information detailing this possible side … Continue reading

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Chantix Approval Revoked in France

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix has been removed from France’s list of state-approved drugs. The move followed issues concerning side effects linked to the controversial smoking cessation remedy, said The Day. Chantix (generic: varenicline) is known as Champix in Europe and is manufactured … Continue reading

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Chantix Lawsuits Blame Drug for Murder-Suicide

The estates of a couple who were killed in a murder-suicide two years ago have filed a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix lawsuit against the drug company Pfizer Inc. this week. The lawsuit alleges, said The Post-Gazette, that Chantix prompted the rage that … Continue reading

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Study Links Chantix to Aggressive Behavior, Violence

Evidence continues to mount against the stop-smoking drug < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix and its links to aggressive behavior and violence, said WebMD, citing an emerging report. As a matter-of-fact, wrote WebMD, Thomas J. Moore, senior scientist for drug safety and policy at … Continue reading

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Champix/Chantix Side Effects Lead to New Canadian Warnings

Some strong warnings have been issued by Health Canada over the stop-smoking pill Champix (in the U.S., the drug, generically known as varenicline tartrate, is called < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix), which is sold by Pfizer Canada Inc., wrote The Globe and Mail. … Continue reading

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Chantix Lawsuit Blames Drug for 2007 Death of Dallas Musician

The parents of Carter Albrecht, a Dallas musician who was shot to death during a bizarre episode that was allegedly fueled by < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix side effects, have filed suit against Pfizer, Inc. According to a CBS 11 report, the lawsuit … Continue reading

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Chantix, Zyban Get Black Box on Mental Health Issues

Labeling for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix and Zyban will be updated to include a Black Box Warning regarding their link to mental health events, including changes in behavior, depressed mood, hostility, and suicidal thoughts. A Black Box Warning is the Food & … Continue reading

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Chantix Ads Questioned

A direct-to-consumer (DTC) drug ad is raising some controversy over marketing of a medication that has long been surrounded with debate. Consumer Reports is questioning the ethics of a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix (varenicline) ad that, while never mentioning the drug by … Continue reading

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Chantix Problems in Britain

The controversial smoking cessation drug known as < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix in the U.S., was introduced by Pfizer as Champix nearly two years ago in Great Britain.  The drug is known generically as varenicline in both countries and, in Great Britain, about … Continue reading

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Group Says Drug Injury, Death Reports Up Sharply

Reports of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">drug adverse events, including deaths,  increased sharply in the first quarter of the 2008, a new report says.   According to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, the non-profit research group which compiled the report, much of the … Continue reading

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