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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

81-year-old Port Jefferson Station man was killed in a crash at 4:57 a.m.. He lost control of the vehicle traveling west on Northern State Pkwy, on exit 42, Dix Hills.

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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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Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by Medicalxpress.com, this “genotoxicity” could ...

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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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FDA Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...

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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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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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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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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Continue, New Complaint Filed by Tennessee Resident

Actos bladder cancer lawsuits continue, with a new complaint filed by a resident of Tennessee. The national law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, represents the Tennessee man who alleges that Actos caused his bladder cancer.

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New Research Links Multiple Sclerosis Drug Tysabri to Fatal Brain Infection

A newly published report indicates that patients taking the multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri have a higher risk of developing a potentially fatal brain infection than previously thought. German and French researchers found that Tysabri (natalizumab), used to treat patients with … Continue reading

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Anti-Drug Antibodies Allegedly Lead to MS Patient’s Death

A Swedish woman diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) appears to have died after developing anti-Tysabri (natalizumab) antibodies, according to emerging research. The woman tested with what MedPage Today described as “significant neurological abnormalities” and very high titers of antibodies against … Continue reading

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New Tysabri PML Risk Factor Identified

The Food and Drug Administration has identified a new risk factor which could lead to the life-threatening brain infection known as progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) associated with the use of the drug Tysabri. Tysabri is prescribed as a “last resort” … Continue reading

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FDA Announces Tysabri Label Update

Last week, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was updating the label of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/tysabri">Tysabri (natalizumab) to include additional information about the risk of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a rare but serious brain infection. According to a … Continue reading

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Tysabri Label Modified to Include More Brain Infection Data

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/tysabri">Tysabri, the multiple sclerosis drug marketed by Biogen Idec Inc. and Elan Corp is having its label updated to include new data about the incidence of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, or PML, a rare brain infection. According to a report … Continue reading

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