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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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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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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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System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

Study Finds System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

System for keeping track of dangerous side effects of prescription drugs is flawed because drug makers are submitting incomplete information about problems to the FDA.

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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk

Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk, Study Suggests

A new study has linked the use of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), an injectable type of birth control, to an increased risk of HIV infection.

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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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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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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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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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