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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Vulnerable to Fracture after ICD Switch

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads are vulnerable to fracture following ICD switch, says a new study published in the June issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.

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Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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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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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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J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled - Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled Over Potential Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, has recalled a specific lot of its J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food over potential contamination with the dangerous, Listeria monocytogenes pathogen.

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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

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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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