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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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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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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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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Issue Call for Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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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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National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...

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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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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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Study Shows Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes for Statin Users

Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes for Statin Users

A new study from Finland has confirmed previous findings about a link between the use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs and higher risk of Type 2 diabetes. This study, published in the journal Diabetologia, avoided some of the limitations of earlier … Continue reading

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Statins May Raise Risk of Cataracts

New Canadian research shows that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may raise the risk of developing cataracts, a clouding of the lens of the eye. While statins such as Zocor (simvastatin), Crestor (rosuvastatin), and Lipitor (atorvastatin) protect many people from heart attack … Continue reading

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Statin Drugs Increase Risk of Diabetes

According to a study just published online in the medical journal the Lancet, cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can directly increase the risk of diabetes. While statins have previously been associated with higher rates of Type 2 diabetes, it was not clear … Continue reading

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New Research Identifies Serious Design Flaws in Many Animal-Based Drug Studies

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Recently published research reports serious design flaws in many of the pharmaceutical studies involving animals that precede drug trials in humans. A research team led by pharmacologist Lisa Bero of the University of California, San Francisco, analyzed animal studies of … Continue reading

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Study: Statins May Reduce Exercise Benefits in Overweight, Obese Adults

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A new study has found that statins, used to lower blood cholesterol levels, may reduce exercise benefits for overweight adults. Statins rank among the best selling drugs in the world and are typically prescribed to people with obesity, diabetes, and … Continue reading

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Study: High-Dose Statins Linked to Acute Kidney Injury

A recent BMJ article reviewed the connection between statin medications and kidney damage. The just-published article reviewed data from over 2 million patient records dated from 1997 to 2008, said the Drug Safety Monitor. Records originated from Canadian provinces and … Continue reading

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Age-Related Cataracts Linked to Statin Use

People who use statins to lower their cholesterol may face a higher risk of developing age-related cataracts, according to a new study that appears in the August issue of Optometry and Vision Science.  According to the study, the association between … Continue reading

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More Potent Statins Linked to Muscle Damage

Statin drugs prescribed to lower cholesterol levels are more likely to cause severe muscle injuries when taken at higher doses or when more potent forms of the drug are used. According to a ScienceDaily.com report on a new study from … Continue reading

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Statins May Leave Patients Fatigued, Study Finds

Cholesterol-lowering statins may leave patients fatigued, according to a new study. Statins are a class of prescription drugs used in combination with diet and exercise to lower the blood levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol—so-called bad cholesterol. The research found … Continue reading

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FDA Warns Of Statin Interactions With HIV, Hepatitis C Drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning concerning statin interactions with HIV and hepatitis C medications. The notification involved interactions between protease inhibitors and certain statin drugs, including Lipitor (Atorvastatin), Mevacor (Lovastatin), Crestor (Rosuvastatin), and Zocor (Simvastatin). … Continue reading

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