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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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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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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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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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Government Penalizes 721 Hospitals for High Rates of Infections, Injuries

Medicare is reducing payments to 721 hospitals, one out of every seven hospitals in the nation, for having high rates of “hospital-acquired” conditions (HAC.

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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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Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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Proton Pump Inhibitors Raise Infection Risk in Cirrhosis Patients

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) such as Prilosec, Aciphex, Prevacid, and Protonix, raise infection risks in cirrhosis patients, according to a new study that found the risk for serious infections affects patients with decompensated cirrhosis. PPI users suffer from a 66 … Continue reading

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Meta-Analysis Finds Proton Pump Inhibitors Increase Risk of C. Difficile-Associated Diarrhea by 69%

A newly-published study has again shown that the use of popular heartburn drugs known as proton pump inhibitors can increase the likelihood that a person will develop Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea.  The authors of the study, which appears in the American … Continue reading

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Study Finds “Robust” Risk of C. difficile with Proton Pump Inhibitors, other Heartburn Drugs

A new study has found that taking acid reducing drugs, including proton pump inhibitors, can significantly increase the risk for Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection. The lead author of the study, which involved a meta-analysis of 30 separate studies, characterized … Continue reading

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PPI Side Effect Warnings for Fractures, Hypomagnesaemia Issued in U.K.

U.K. regulators issued two warnings this week regarding serious Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) side effects. According to the Medical and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), recent studies indicated a link between long-term use of PPIs and fractures of the hip, … Continue reading

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Health Canada Warns PPIs May Cause C. Diff-Associated Diarrhea

Health Canada is warning Canadians that prescription stomach antacids called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may cause Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea (CDAD). CDAD is a potentially serious gastrointestinal infection. C. diff is bacterium that can cause diarrhea and may lead to more … Continue reading

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FDA Says Proton Pump Inhibitors May Cause C-difficile Diarrhea

Using popular heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) could put some users at risk of contracting Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea (CDAD), a potentially serious gastrointestinal infection. In a Drug Safety Communication issued yesterday, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) … Continue reading

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Another Study Links Popular Heartburn Drugs to Hip Fractures

A new study is providing more evidence of an association between hip fractures in older women and the use of popular heartburn drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that post-menopausal … Continue reading

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Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked to Heart Birth Defects

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) have been being linked to heart birth defects, when taken by women in the first trimester of pregnancy, according to a recent study. Popular PPIs include Aciphex (rabeprazole), Nexium (esomeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole), Prilosec (omeprazole), and Protonix … Continue reading

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Studies Show Many People Taking Proton Pump Inhibitors Don’t Need Them

Aciphex, Dexilant, Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, and Protonix, all part of a class of drugs known a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Proton_pump_inhibitors">proton pump inhibitors, may be overprescribed, some recent studies indicate. According to a report from Web MD, overuse of proton pump inhibitors, which … Continue reading

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New Study Finds PPIs Increase Risk For C. Diff

Popular heartburn medications, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Proton_pump_inhibitors">Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), have been linked to more adverse reactions; this time, Clostridium difficile (C. diff), in a large Japanese study presented at the annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. We recently wrote … Continue reading

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