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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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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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Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Brain Tumor

Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Increased Brain Tumor Risk

A study of Danish women of reproductive age suggests that long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors.

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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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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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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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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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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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Plavix Lawsuits can Proceed in California, State Supreme Court Rules

Plavix Cases can Proceed in CA, State Supreme Court Rules

In a recent decision, the California Supreme Court ruled that patients or their family members can sue drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb for falsely advertising the benefits of the blood-thinning drug Plavix, although the company and most of the plaintiffs are … Continue reading

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New Mexico AG Files Lawsuit Against Plavix Manufacturers

New Mexico AG Files Lawsuit Against Plavix Manufacturers

The New Mexico Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against Bristol-Myers Squibb, the manufacturer of Plavix, alleging that the company failed to warn of risks associated with the blood thinner. The suit alleges that the pharmaceutical giant deceived New Mexicans … Continue reading

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Hepatitis Linked to Antiplatelet Drug Clopidogrel

A case report published in Case Reports in Hepatology describes a patient suffering from severe hepatitis induced by a commonly prescribed antiplatelet medication. The patient, a 34-year-old male, presented with jaundice and fatigue but denied any abdominal pain, fever, rash, … Continue reading

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Overtreatment with Anticoagulant May Raise the Risk of Dementia

Long-term overtreatment with the anti-clotting drug warfarin, combined with antiplatelet therapy with aspirin or clopidigrel (Plavix) to prevent stroke, may raise the risk of dementia in people with atrial fibrillation. The research was presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific … Continue reading

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State of Hawaii Sues Drug Makers for Deceptive Marketing of Blood Thinner Plavix

In the latest action by a state attorney general against the manufacturers of the blood thinner Plavix, Hawaii’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit charging Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Sanofi-Aventis US LLC with unfair labeling and marketing of the drug. … Continue reading

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Plavix Hemorrhage Lawsuits Continue to Mount

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More than 40 Plavix lawsuits were just brought against drug makers Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC in New York state court late last week. Plavix, an anti-platelet medication approved in the United States in 1997, is prescribed to … Continue reading

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Consumer Advocacy Group Calls for ‘Black Box’ Warning on Plavix

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The advocacy group Public Citizen filed a petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  on Wednesday calling on the agency to add a boxed warning to the blood thinner Plavix that would alert people to the risks of … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Alleges False Marketing of Plavix

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The West Virginia Attorney General (AG) and his wife both lobbied for Sanofi, the maker of Plavix and a firm his office is suing. AG Patrick Morrisey just recused himself from his office’s lawsuit against Sanofi after it was revealed … Continue reading

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Recent Research Reveals Increased Injury Risks with Plavix-Aspirin Combination

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A recent study of Plavix (clopidogrel) revealed high platelet reactivity after stenting. The study found that patients taking Plavix, who were also taking aspirin, experienced poor responses to the therapy. Stents are tiny wire-mesh tubes used to prop open arteries … Continue reading

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Drug Maker, Sanofi, Denigrated Plavix Generics, Fined $52.8 Million

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Drug maker, Sanofi, was just fined 40.6 million euros—$52.8 million—for attempting to reduce sales of the generic version of the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel). Plavix, an anti-platelet medication approved in the United States in 1997, is prescribed to reduce risks … Continue reading

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