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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

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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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Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Australian Health Agency Issues Warning for Battery Problem with Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation DevicesTGA has issued a safety warning for InterStim and InterStim II neurostimulation devices, because of possible early depletion of the battery.

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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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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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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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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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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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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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Vioxx Settlement Fund Will Pay 3,000+ Death Claims

The $4.85 billion < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx settlement announced by Merck & Co. in 2007 will include payments to the families of over 3,000 people who died of a heart attack or stroke while taking the now-withdrawn painkiller, according to a report … Continue reading

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Yet Another Vioxx Settlement

In yet another recent legal settlement, Merck & Co has agreed to pay $80 million to settle 190 claims concerning its recalled pain medication, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx, reports Reuters. In a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing, reported Reuters, Merck … Continue reading

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Another Vioxx Lawsuit Settles

In the ongoing legal activity surrounding Merck & Company’s recalled blockbuster pain medication, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx, another settlement has been reached in a lawsuit allegedly involving the death of John Henderson, the Madison St. Clair Record just reported. Henderson’s wife, Norma … Continue reading

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Vioxx Lawsuit Names Congressmen

In the continuing legal problems over painkiller < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx, a new lawsuit has emerged in the United States naming a number of federal lawmakers as defendants. The lawsuit was filed this week and names U.S. democratic senators Patrick Leahy (Vermont), … Continue reading

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Vioxx &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;Loyalty Program&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot; Detailed at Trial

The Prodigy dvdrip The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx trial that is ongoing in Australia has shed new light on the questionable tactics Merck & Co. used to market its dangerous painkiller. Now, according to The Australian, it seems Merck orchestrated “patient loyalty … Continue reading

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Australian Vioxx Trial Continues

The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx Motel Hell psp trial that is ongoing in Australia and which has shed new light on the questionable tactics Merck & Co. used to market the dangerous painkiller has, said the Australian, involved a leading American cardiologist … Continue reading

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Vioxx Nurses Trolled Doctor Records for Potential Patients

The ongoing < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx trial in Australia has just revealed that Merck, the maker of the controversial drug, paid so-called nurses to look through medical records in search of potential Vioxx patients, BNET reports. According to the Australian court, the … Continue reading

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Vioxx Trial in Australia Details Merck&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;#039;s Deceptive Strategy

A < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx trial in Australia has shed new light on the questionable tactics Merck & Co. used to market the dangerous painkiller. The strategies, detailed in an article published by The New York Times, will not surprise anyone who … Continue reading

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Questions Raised About Vioxx Cardiologist

In the most recent debacle over Merck’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx Mr. Bean’s Holiday movie , Merck is accused of hiring a ghostwriter for a Circulation paper likely written to minimize issues linked to Vioxx’s safety. The Heart.org said well-known cardiologist Dr. … Continue reading

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Merck Faces Vioxx Grand Jury Probe

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx is the target of a federal probe, Merck & Co. announced yesterday. According to Reuters, the grand jury investigation involves Merck’s research, marketing and selling activities regarding Vioxx, which was pulled from the market in 2004. Vioxx was … Continue reading

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