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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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Research Study Confirms Fracking Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Research Study Confirms Fracking as Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Fracking operation near Poland Township, Ohio, activated a previously unknown fault in the, causing 77 earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 1.0 to 3.0 in March 2014.

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MTA Bus Crash and Two Cars Injures 23 at Utica Ave. & Clarendon Rd

Crash Involving MTA Bus and Two Cars Injures 23

Police are investigating an accident in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon that injured 23 people, 3 of them critically, when a car was knocked into the path of an MTA bus.

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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

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday due to a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. Police are investigating the accident, Newsday reports. According to Newsday, the 81-year-old man was driving a Nissan Altima west in the right lane, west of Exit 42. He ...

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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed.

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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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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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Bayer Reaches $57 Million Settlement Over Risks of Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella Birth Control

Bayer Reaches $57M Settlement Over Birth Control Risks

Bayer Corp. has agreed to a settlement of nearly $57 million over allegations that its birth control pills Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella caused strokes and heart attacks. The proposed settlement, announced late last month, would settle claims pending as part … Continue reading

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Birth Control Pills Raise Breast Cancer Risk, Study Reports

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A study by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) reports a constellation of factors that increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer, including the use of oral contraceptives. The department … Continue reading

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Birth Control Pills May Raise Glaucoma Risk

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Research presented this week to the American Academy of Ophthalmology suggests that women who use oral contraceptives for several years or longer face an increased risk of developing glaucoma, which can lead to blindness if left untreated. The researchers said … Continue reading

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Yaz, Yasmin Associated with 24 Deaths

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Some 24 women have allegedly died over complications associated with Bayer’s birth control pills, Yaz and Yasmin. The 24 Canadian women died from what has been described as an adverse reaction to Yaz and Yasmin, said health authorities, according to … Continue reading

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More Than 1,000 NuvaRing Lawsuits Set for Trial in October

More than 1,000 women have filed lawsuits in federal district court in Missouri against Merck & Co., the pharmaceutical company that manufactures the NuvaRing birth control device. The suits allege that NuvaRing caused blood clots, in some cases, fatal ones, … Continue reading

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Swiss Insurer Makes Claim Against Bayer’s Yasmin

The largest health insurer in Switzerland—CSS—just announced it is supporting a woman’s claim against Bayer and the drug maker’s controversial contraceptive pill, Yasmin. Bayer has been making headlines over the side effects associated with Yasmin and other newer-generation contraceptives, noted … Continue reading

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Study: Blood Clot Risk Greater for Women with PCOS Who Take a Birth Control Pill

A new study reveals that use of oral birth control pills, such as Yaz and Yasmin, among others, might double the risk for developing blood clots in women diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Reuters first reported on the University … Continue reading

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Yaz, Yasmin Users May be at Risk for Heart Attacks, Strokes

Young women taking the Yaz or Yasmin birth control pills should be aware that these popular contraceptives may increase their risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke.  Earlier this summer, a study published in The New England Journal of … Continue reading

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Yaz Lawsuit Claims Birth Control Pill’s Side Effects Cost Teen Her Gallbladder

The parents of a teenage girl who had her gallbladder removed after taking the birth control pill, Yaz, have filed a lawsuit on her behalf.  The complaint accuses Bayer and other defendants of negligence for failing to warn of serious … Continue reading

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Pulmonary Embolism: A Possible Yaz, Yasmin Side Effect

Pulmonary embolism, a blood clot that lodges in the arteries of the lungs, is a possible side effect of many hormonal contraceptives, including the Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills.  Some studies have indicated that Yaz, Yasmin and other birth … Continue reading

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