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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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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 ...

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 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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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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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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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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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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Study Finds Link Between Autism and Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy

A recent study found an increased risk of developing an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children whose mothers took specific antidepressant medications. The Swedish study stated that it found that “in utero exposure to both selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) … Continue reading

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Good Information on Drug Safety in Pregnancy Hard to Find

While most pregnant women take medication at some point during pregnancy, it is difficult for them to find clear information about which drugs pose a risk to their unborn babies, such as antidepressants. Many drug labels provide few, if any, … Continue reading

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SSRI Antidepressants Linked to Cardiac Risks

We have long written about SSRI—selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors—antidepressants, medications that block the re-absorption (reuptake) of the neurotransmitter, serotonin, in the brain to boost mood. Now, emerging research reveals that some SSRIs pose cardiac risks. Research conducted by UK’s Medicines … Continue reading

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Paxil Birth Defects Lawsuits May Proceed

We’ve long written about SSRIs—selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors—such as Paxil, Prozac, Celexa, Lexapro, and Zoloft. SSRIs block the re-absorption (reuptake) of the neurotransmitter, serotonin, in the brain to boost mood. A judge has ruled that Paxil birth defect lawsuits can … Continue reading

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SSRIs pose birth defects risks to pregnant women

New research shows selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant drugs are dangerous when taken during pregnancy. According to a report from MedicalXpress.com, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center have released a study showing many dangers of … Continue reading

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Study: Potential for Significant Risks with SSRIs and Pregnancy

A new study suggests that there is the potential for risks when taking SSRIs during pregnancy. SSRIs, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors include medications sold under the names Paxil, Prozac, Celexa, Lexapro, and Zoloft. SSRIs block the reabsorption (reuptake) of … Continue reading

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Study analysis finds stroke risks among people taking SSRI antidepressants

A recent analysis of data available on the popular antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) found a link between their use and an increased risk of a bleeding stroke. According to a WebMD.com report, the study from Western … Continue reading

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Driving on SSRI Antidepressants, Other Psychotropic Drugs, Increase Chances for Car Accidents

Taking antidepressants, including Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) Antidepressants, as well as certain sleep aids and other psychotropic drugs, can increase the likelihood that an individual will suffer a motor vehicle accident, according to a new study in the British … Continue reading

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Glaxo to Resolve Avandia, Paxil, Wellbutrin Fraud Charges with Justice Department for Record-Breaking $3 Billion

The U.S. Justice Department has announced another record-breaking settlement with a pharmaceutical company accused of illegally marketing some of its drugs.  According to a statement issued by the Department late yesterday, GlaxoSmithKline will pay $3 billion to settle charges involving … Continue reading

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Traces of SSRI Antidepressants in Drinking Water May Have Autism Link

Residues in drinking water from antidepressants and other drugs that impact the central nervous system may have a link to autism, according to a new study involving fish.  In an experiment conducted by researchers at the Idaho State University, minnows … Continue reading

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