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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Issue Call for Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...

Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

A proposed study would examine the health effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on the people living closest to active natural gas wells.

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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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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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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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Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

A car accident on LI left one person dead & two more critically injured. The crash occurred Monday in Deer Park on Straight Path, south of Sagamore Lane.

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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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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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Xarelto Plaintiffs Hope for Outcome Similar to Pradaxa Settlement

Xarelto Plaintiffs Hope for Similar Pradaxa Settlement

The current multidistrict litigation (MDL) comprised of more than 7,000 Xarelto (rivoxaban) lawsuits filed against the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Bayer AG is being overseen by the Honorable Judge Eldon E. Fallon in the Eastern District of … Continue reading

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Pradaxa Linked to Brain Bleeds

Pradaxa Linked to Brain Bleeds

Researchers report that they have found a possible link between the anticoagulant drug Pradaxa and intracerebral hemorrhage (brain bleeding). When a blood vessel wall or vein is damaged, the vessel can leak blood into tissues, causing a hematoma, a swelling … Continue reading

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Pradaxa Settlement Does Not Bar New Lawsuits

Despite a 2014 mass settlement, patients who have suffered bleeding injuries after taking Pradaxa may still qualify to bring a Pradaxa lawsuit. Pradaxa is one of the newer class of blood-thinning medication prescribed to help prevent blood clots and stroke … Continue reading

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Anticoagulant Xarelto Lawsuit Cases Keep Drawing Attention

Lawsuits seeking damages from the makers of Xarelto, Bayer AG and Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a subdivision of Johnson & Johnson), have surpassed 3,000 in number with many plaintiffs alleging they suffered similar harm resulting from taking the drug, reports the Digital … Continue reading

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Blood Thinner Xarelto Lawsuit Continues to Draw Attention

Regarding the multitude of cases brought against the manufacturers of the anticoagulant drug, Xarelto, Bayer AG, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a division of Johnson & Johnson, have surpassed 3,000 cases and many allege similar harm as a result of using the drug, … Continue reading

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Xarelto Studies Question Drugs Benefits and Risks and Reveal Eye Bleeding in Some Cases

A number of study results are prompting questions over Xarelto (rivaroxaban) and other new-generation anticoagulant drugs (blood thinners). Bayer Healthcare and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a division of the Johnson & Johnson Corporation, manufacture Xarelto. Xarelto received U.S. Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

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Motion to Consolidate Xarelto Bleeding Side Effects Cases in Multidistrict Litigation

Plaintiffs who allege they were injured by the blood thinner Xarelto have filed a motion to have their cases consolidated as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL). At least 21 actions pending in 10 judicial districts make similar allegations against … Continue reading

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Pradaxa Maker Reaches $650 Million Settlement in State and Federal Litigation

Drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim announced today that it had reached a $650 million settlement of state and federal cases involving the blood thinner Pradaxa (dabigatran). Though the company says it “stands resolutely behind” Pradaxa and believes the claims in the … Continue reading

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FDA Study: Pradaxa Has Higher Risk for Gastrointestinal Bleeding than Warfarin

A study recently completed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found an increased risk of major gastrointestinal bleeding with the blood thinner Pradaxa (dabigatran) compared to warfarin. Pradaxa and warfarin (Coumadin) are prescribed to reduce the risk of stroke … Continue reading

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Xarelto Caused Internal Bleeding, Lawsuit Claims

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A Kentucky woman has filed suit against Johnson & Johnson and Bayer AG in Pennsylvania court, alleging that she suffered severe internal bleeding from the use of the blood-thinner Xarelto (rivaroxaban). Virginia Stuntebeck’s lawsuit says the drug should not be … Continue reading

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