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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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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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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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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...

First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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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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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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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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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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Canada’s Federal Health Agency Issues Warning on OxyElite Pro Hepatitis Risk

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Health Canada, Canada’s federal health regulatory agency, has advised Canadians of the  U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning not to use dietary supplements labeled as OxyElite Pro following U.S. reports of serious liver injury. USPlabs of Dallas, Texas, has … Continue reading

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Hawaii Liver Failure Cluster may be Tied to Weight Loss/Body Building Supplement

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The state of Hawaii is looking into a number of liver failure cases that have occurred in young, healthy adults who all took dietary or nutritional supplements. The state is issuing a public medical alert, according to KHON.com. “A cluster … Continue reading

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DMAA Dangers Prompt U.K. to Ban Popular Workout Supplement

The U.K. has become the latest country to outlaw DMAA (1,3-dimethylamylamine), an ingredient used in popular weight loss and body building supplements.  Over the past several months, DMAA has been linked to high blood pressure, headaches, vomiting, stroke and even … Continue reading

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DMAA Declared Illegal In Ireland

Controversial supplement, DMAA, has been declared illegal in Ireland following a number of incidents worldwide and warnings issued by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States. The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) and the Irish … Continue reading

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Yet Another Study Casts Doubt on DMAA Supplement Claims

A new study is again casting doubt on claims that DMAA (1,3-dimethylamylamine), an ingredient used in popular weight loss and body building supplements, is a naturally-occurring substance found in geraniums.  According to the authors of the study, published in the … Continue reading

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Insurance Companies Pull Product Liability Coverage for DMAA Supplements

Insurance companies are pulling their product liability coverage for controversial supplement, DMAA. DMAA, or 1,3-dimethylamylamine or methylhexaneamine, received its patent decades ago as a nasal decongestant and is similar in composition to ephedrine and amphetamine. Today, DMAA can be found … Continue reading

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Study Could End DMAA “Natural” Claims

A new comprehensive study appears to derail any hopes the makers of dietary and workout supplements containing the additive DMAA had to keep their products on the market. According to a report at NutraIngredients-USA.com, the findings have been published in … Continue reading

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DMAA Class Actions Given Green Light

A DMAA class action lawsuit has been given a green light, which means that makers of DMAA diet supplements will be facing class-action claims against products containing a powerful and controversial stimulant. Nutrex Research and its founders allegedly violated California’s … Continue reading

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DMAA Supplement Dangers Prompt Investigations, Calls for Ban

DMAA pre-workout and fat-melting supplements have been used by bodybuilders to obtain a sense of energy that many feel provides them with drive and mental focus. The supplement, however, is being criticized by regulators and others over its links to … Continue reading

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GNC, Vitamin Shoppe Won’t Pull DMAA Supplements

Supplement giants, GNC and the Vitamin Shoppe, refuse to pull DMAA supplements, despite that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a number of warning letters about DMAA-containing products in the past two weeks. Regardless, both GNC and … Continue reading

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