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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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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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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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Pradaxa Associated with more Complications than Warfarin, According to Early Study Findings

Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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More Than 1,000 NuvaRing Lawsuits Set for Trial in October

More than 1,000 women have filed lawsuits in federal district court in Missouri against Merck & Co., the pharmaceutical company that manufactures the NuvaRing birth control device. The suits allege that NuvaRing caused blood clots, in some cases, fatal ones, … Continue reading

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NuvaRing, Ortho Evra Pose Great Blood Clot Risk than Birth Control Pills

Using devices like NuvaRing or the Ortho Evra patch as a form of contraception presents a greater risk of serious injuries to women, namely blood clots, according to the results of a new study. BBC reports, a new study in … Continue reading

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Ortho Evra Risks May Have Been Concealed by Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson is facing more heat over its < "">Ortho Evra birth control patch. According to an NBC News report, internal documents indicate that the drug maker may have known about Ortho Evra’s blood clot risks years before they … Continue reading

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Mom Says Ortho Evra Killed Her Daughter

The < "">Ortho Evra birth control patch is being blamed for the death of a young Boston woman. According to a report in the Boston Globe, 17-year-old Adrianna Niedner died on September 28 of a pulmonary emboli. Now her mother … Continue reading

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New Info For Ortho Evra Label in Canada

Canadian health regulators have announced a label update for the < "">Ortho Evra birth control patch. Ortho Evra – sold as Evra in Canada – has been linked to dangerous blood clots. According to Health Canada, the new Canadian label … Continue reading

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New Ortho Evra Lawsuit Filed in Texas

A Texas woman is the latest person to file suit over injuries she sustained while using the < "">Ortho Evra birth control patch.  Karenetha Easterwood says she suffered a life-threatening pulmonary embolism just 5 months after she began using Ortho … Continue reading

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Ortho Evra Needs to Go, Public Citizen Says

A prominent consumer advocacy group says Ortho Evra, Johnson & Johnson’s controversial birth control patch, is too dangerous to be on the market.  Public Citizen is asking federal regulators to ban < "">Ortho Evra because it poses a higher risk … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson Looking to Ban Ortho Evra Lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson, the maker of the < "">Ortho Evra birth control patch, is looking to the courts to protect it from lawsuits stemming from the defective device.  Johnson & Johnson is asserting that Ortho Evra lawsuits should not be … Continue reading

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Another Blood Clot Warning for Ortho Evra

< "">Ortho Evra, Johnson & Johnson’s defective contraceptive patch will now include yet another new warning on blood clots.  Information received from a second study that revealed a higher risk of blood clots compared with birth-control pills will be included … Continue reading

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FDA Turns Blind Eye to Ortho Evra, the ‘Most Dangerous Contraceptive on the Market’

The < "">Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch is still being called a “safe and effective” contraceptive by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), even though two separate studies have now shown that Ortho Evra users are at a higher risk … Continue reading

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