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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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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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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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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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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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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 Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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Canadian Research Institutions Named Co-Defendants in Pradaxa Lawsuits in U.S.

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In an unusual situation, Canada’s McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences have been named co-defendants in lawsuits in U.S. federal court over the safety of the blood-thinning drug Pradaxa (dabigatran). The lawsuits allege that tainted data from mismanaged clinical trials … Continue reading

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More than 2,000 Lawsuits Over Pradaxa Bleeding Risks, Boehringer Confirms

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Boehringer Ingelheim, manufacturer of the blood-thinner Pradaxa (dabigatran), has confirmed that it faces more than 2,000 lawsuits in the United States alleging that the drug causes severe and fatal bleeding. The company’s confirmation came after the German newspaper Handelsblatt reported … Continue reading

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Pradaxa Maker Sought to Revise, Suppress Controversial, Internal Research

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The maker of the controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, was apparently worried that release of an internal study might impact sales. Boehringer Ingleheim employees allegedly pressured the study’s author to revise or suppress the study, according to recently unsealed legal documents, … Continue reading

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Boehringer Fined $931,000 Over Lost Pradaxa Files

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Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, which markets and manufactures Pradaxa, has been charged with a nearly $1 million fine, according to a recent ruling. The fine was levied for the drug maker’s withholding or failing to preserve files sought in Pradaxa litigation, … Continue reading

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Study Finds Pradaxa Risky for Patients Implanted with Artificial Heart Valves

Pradaxa has been tied to more serious adverse reactions, according to a new study on Behringer Ingelheim’s blood thinner. The research revealed that when Pradaxa (dabigatran) is taken by patients with mechanical heart valves, there is an increase in risks … Continue reading

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Study: New Blood Thinners Associated with GI Bleed Risk

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Another study revealed issues related to new anti-coagulants, such as Pradaxa, including serious bleeds. The new study revealed that, based on a pooled analysis of 17 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) there was an increased risk of stomach bleeding in patients … Continue reading

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Pradaxa may Increase Viral Infection Risks, Severity, Study Shows

An new study found that the blood thinner, Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate mesylate), may increase risks viral infections, as well as increasing the severity of these infections. University of North Carolina researchers discovered that the blood thinner blocks a critical component … Continue reading

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FDA: Blood Thinner, Pradaxa, Should Not Be Used by Patients with Mechanical Prosthetic Heart Valves

Blood thinner, Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate mesylate), should not be used to prevent stroke or blood clots in patients implanted with mechanical heart valves. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently informed health care professionals and the public of … Continue reading

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Was FDA’s Pradaxa® Analysis Flawed?

Despite a growing number of serious gastrointestinal bleed reports linked to Pradaxa®, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) argues that the blood thinner, manufactured by Behringer Ingelheim, is safe when used as directed. Pradaxa® was approved two years ago … Continue reading

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FDA backs previous stance on Pradaxa bleeding risks

Federal health officials have issued an update on its stance on the new blood thinner drug Pradaxa, indicating the risk of severe bleeding associated with the drug is no more significant than any other drugs available on the market for … Continue reading

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