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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 ...

64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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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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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Long Island, New York Auto Shop

Two men were found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a Holbrook, New York, auto-detailing shop Thursday night, Suffolk County police say.

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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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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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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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Questions about Sexual Side Effects of Hair-Loss Drug

Questions about Sexual Side Effects of Hair-Loss Drug

A review of 34 clinical trials on a popular drug to treat hair loss in men found that none of the studies adequately reported on the drug’s sexual side effects. The findings raise serious questions about whether finasteride, marketed as … Continue reading

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Mounting Propecia Lawsuits Allege Long-Term, Permanent Sexual Side Effects

Lawsuits are mounting against Merck & Company over its hair loss drug, Propecia. Allegations include long-term, sometimes permanent, sexual side effects. Approved in 1997 to treat male pattern baldness, Propecia (finasteride 1 mg) is part of a class of drugs … Continue reading

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Hair Loss Drug, Propecia, Potentially Linked to Permanent Side Effects

A new report has found that Propecia (finasteride) sexual side effects seen in some men may be permanent. This is not the first time similar links have been made with the popular hair loss drug. The January issue of QuarterWatch … Continue reading

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Propecia Study Finds Men Could Suffer Long-Lasting Sexual Problems from Baldness Drug

A new study is reporting that sexual side effects that sometimes accompany the use of Propecia could be long lasting.  Propecia sexual side effects often include erectile dysfunction, low libido, trouble having an orgasm, and shrinking and painful genitals Propecia … Continue reading

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Federal Propecia Sexual Side Effect Lawsuits Consolidated in Eastern District of New York

Lawsuits alleging Merck & Co.’s Propecia (finasteride 1 mg) medication caused men to experience permanent sexual side effects, including erectile dysfunction, loss of libido, infertility and impotence, have been consolidated in a multidistrict litigation before U.S. District Judge John Gleeson … Continue reading

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Health Canada Issues Warning For Proscar, Propecia, Avodart, and Jalyn

Health Canada has issued a warning about Proscar, Propecia, Avodart, and Jalyn, medications prescribed for the treatment of enlarged prostate or mail-pattern baldness. The drugs may increase risks for a serious type of prostate cancer, said Health Canada, wrote the … Continue reading

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More Propecia, Proscar Lawsuits Filed Over Sexual Side Effects

Merck’s Propecia and Proscar medications continue to be named in lawsuits alleging the company failed to warn users about their serious side effects, including erectile dysfunction, infertility, depression and suicide. According to a report from Lawyers USA Online, plaintiffs in … Continue reading

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Stay Away from Avodart, Public Citizen Warns

The consumer advocacy group, Public Citizen, has warned men to avoid taking < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avodart-Prostate-Cancer-Side-Effects-Lawsuit">Avodart (dutasteride), a drug used to treat enlarged prostate. According to the group, other treatments, including a class of drug known as alpha blockers, are often safer … Continue reading

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Baldness, Prostate Drugs May Cause Persistent Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is a known side effect of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Propecia-Prostate-Cancer-Side-Effects-Lawsuit">Propecia, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Proscar-Prostate-Cancer-Side-Effects-Lawsuit">Proscar, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avodart-Prostate-Cancer-Side-Effects-Lawsuit">Avodart or < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Jalyn-Prostate-Cancer-Side-Effects-Lawsuit">Jalyn. But recent research out of Boston University indicates that in some cases, sexual dysfunction linked to these drugs could be irreversible, Propecia and … Continue reading

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Proscar, Propecia Breast Cancer Reports Prompt Label Change in Canada

Health Canada announced yesterday that the manufacturers of finasteride products, including Propecia, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Proscar-Prostate-Cancer-Side-Effects-Lawsuit">Proscar and their generic equivalents, are updating the drugs’ labels to add safety information on rare reports of breast cancer in men. Patients taking Proscar, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Propecia-Prostate-Cancer-Side-Effects-Lawsuit">Propecia … Continue reading

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