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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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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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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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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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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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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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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 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ortho_Evra_Patch">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 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ortho_Evra_Patch">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 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ortho_Evra_Patch">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 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ortho_Evra_Patch">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 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ortho_Evra_Patch">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 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ortho_Evra_Patch">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

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ortho_Evra_Patch">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 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ortho_Evra_Patch">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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