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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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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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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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Research Study Confirms Fracking Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Research Study Confirms Fracking as Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Fracking operation near Poland Township, Ohio, activated a previously unknown fault in the, causing 77 earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 1.0 to 3.0 in March 2014.

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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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Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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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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