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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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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

81-year-old Port Jefferson Station man was killed in a crash at 4:57 a.m.. He lost control of the vehicle traveling west on Northern State Pkwy, on exit 42, Dix Hills.

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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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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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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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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy


The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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Fresenius Recalls NaturaLyte Sodium Bicarbonate Liquid Concentrate Due to Bacterial Contamination

Health Canada, Canada’s federal health agency, has announced that Fresenius Medical Care is voluntarily recalling specific lots of NaturaLyte Sodium Bicarbonate Liquid Concentrate in 6.4L and 8L sizes due to bacterial contamination. This product is used in kidney dialysis (hemodialysis) … Continue reading

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GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Weight-Loss Drug Alli Over Tampering Concern

GlaxoSmithKline is recalling all supplies of its over-the-counter weight-loss drug Alli (orlistat) in the United States and Puerto Rico after customers reported finding other pills and capsules in some bottles. News of the tampering emerged on Wednesday. GSK received inquiries … Continue reading

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Pleo Homeopathic Drugs Recalled: May Contain Undeclared Penicillin

Fifty-six lots of various Pleo homeopathic drugs, which may contain undisclosed penicillin, have been recalled by Terra-Medica, Inc. Individuals allergic to penicillin could suffer reactions including life-threatening anaphylactic reactions. The recalled products – used to treat conditions including colds, yeast … Continue reading

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FDA Announces Recall of L-citrulline, Supplement for Genetic Disorder


On Saturday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said certain lots of the supplement L-citrulline, used to treat certain genetic disorders found mostly in children, were found not to contain any of the drug, and the agency warned doctors … Continue reading

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Dietary Supplement Hydravax Recalled Due to Inclusion of Undeclared Ingredient


IQ Formulations, of Sunrise, Florida, is initiating a voluntary recall of all lots of its 45-capsule bottles of Hydravax due to the inclusion of an unlisted ingredient. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised IQ Formulations that an analysis … Continue reading

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OxyElite Pro Recall Expanded to Include Flavored OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder


USPlabs LLC just announced a recall of its OxyElite Pro Dietary Supplements over potential health risks and to now include Raspberry Lemonade OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder, among others. The recall includes all lots and sizes of specific dietary supplements, … Continue reading

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Quality Control Issues Raised as J&J Issues Second Recall this Week


In one week, health care giant, Johnson & Johnson, recalled two of its key products over quality issues. This, after working to reverse some bad press over scores of recalls, also due to quality issues, over the past couple of … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson Recalls Injectible Risperdal After Discovering Mold


Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, has announced the recall of a lot its injectible schizophrenia drug Risperdal Consta. Mold was discovered in vials of Consta during routine testing. Consta, a long-acting form of Risperdal (risperidone), is prescribed … Continue reading

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Hundreds Of Lawsuits Filed Over GranuFlo


Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed over risks associated with inadequate warnings for GranuFlo and NaturaLyte. According to court documents, more than 300 lawsuits have been filed nationwide and more are expected, WickedLocalWaltham reported. Allegations include that Fresenius Medical Care … Continue reading

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Two of Those Sickened in Rhodococcus Equi Outbreak Have Died


Following a recall of all sterile products manufactured by Specialty Compounding of Cedar Park, Texas, two of 17 people sickened have died. Texas Department of State Health Services spokesman, Chris Van Deusen, said the cause of death remains open and … Continue reading

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