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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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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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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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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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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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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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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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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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Omniscan NSF Lawsuit Settled

What would have been the first < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/omniscan_gadolinium">Omniscan lawsuit to go to a jury trial was settled at the last minute. The terms of the settlement are confidential, according to a report on ProPublica. Omniscan is gadolinium contrast dye that … Continue reading

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First Omniscan Jury Trial Starts Today

The first jury trial involving General Electric’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/omniscan_gadolinium">Omniscan gadolinium contrast dye is scheduled to begin today. The plaintiff in the lawsuit, an elderly Minnesota woman, claims she developed nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) after being injected with Omniscan as part … Continue reading

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Fewer Kidney Patients Received Gadolinium Agents Following 2006 NSF Alert

Fewer kidney patients have received < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/gadolinium">gadolinium contrast dyes during MR studies since the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) first issued warnings about their association with nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) in 2006. NSF is a condition involving the formation … Continue reading

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FDA Strengthens Warnings on Gadolinium MRI Dyes

Gadolinium-based contrast dyes will now bear new warnings on their labels regarding their association with nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF), according to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Gadolinium-based contrast dyes are intravenous drugs approved by the FDA for use with … Continue reading

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Dutch Regulators Fault GE for Failing to Report Omniscan NSF Case

The Danish Medicines Agency has charged that GE Healthcare violated Dutch law when it failed to promptly and completely inform regulators about a patient who died after developing nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) following exposure to < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/omniscan_gadolinium">Omniscan contrast dye. According … Continue reading

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GE Healthcare Advised to Restrict Omniscan in 2006

GE Healthcare’s own experts recommended in May 2006 that it proactively restrict the use of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/omniscan_gadolinium">Omniscan, a gadolinium contrast dye, after it was linked to nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF). According to a ProPublica investigation, rather than take that advice, … Continue reading

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GE Drops Omniscan Libel Suit

GE Healthcare has dropped a libel suit it filed in the United Kingdom (UK) against a Danish researcher who had who warned its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/gadolinium">gadolinium contrast dye was associated with nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) in 2007. When GE Healthcare sued … Continue reading

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GE Using UK Libel Laws to Shield Omniscan from Criticism, Doctor Claims

General Electric has been accused of trying to stifle criticism of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/omniscan_gadolinium">Omniscan gadolinium contrast dye by a Danish radiologist who warned it was associated with nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) in 2007. According to an article in The Guardian, … Continue reading

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FDA Should Tighten Restrictions on Omniscan, OptiMark, Panel Says

A panel of medical experts reviewing gadolinium contrast dyes recommended last week that the labeling for General Electric’s Omniscan and Covidien’s OptiMark should have stronger warnings regarding their risk of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nsf">nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF). According to an article on … Continue reading

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First NSF Lawsuit to Go to Trial in California

One of the first trials involving a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/gadolinium">gadolinium contrast dye – Magnevist – and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) is set to begin in January. According to a report on Law.com, the outcome of the Magnevist trial could be a … Continue reading

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