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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. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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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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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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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

E. District of Missouri denied motion to dismiss conspiracy claims. Lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to misrepresent true dangers with use of talcum powder.

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from TheHeart.org. An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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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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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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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 Increase Blood Clot Risks by 75 Percent, FDA Study Finds

A study funded by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) confirms that women who use < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Yaz-Yasmin-Ocella-Lawsuit-Side-Effects-injury-clots-embolism-dvt">Yaz, Yasmin and similar new-generation birth control pills have a greater chance of experiencing a dangerous blood clot compared to those taking older … Continue reading

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Yaz, Yasmin Worries Mount

Controversy continues to swirl around Yaz and Yasmin, Bayer Healthcare’s popular birth control pills. While Bayer touts two studies it commissioned as proof that the drugs are safe, other studies have found that contraceptives like Yaz and Yasmin increase the … Continue reading

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California Woman Sues Over Yasmin Injuries

Another lawsuit has been filed against Bayer Pharmaceuticals over Yasmin injuries. Louise Thanos says she took Yasmin, which is manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, from November 20007 to November 2009, said Mercury News, and alleges she suffered from organ failure as … Continue reading

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Canadian Women File Yaz, Yasmin Lawsuit

Yaz and Yasmin have been named in a lawsuit filed by a group of Canadian women. According to Canadian media reports, the plaintiffs allege that they were not adequately warned about higher than usual risks for stroke and other side effects … Continue reading

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More Yaz, Yasmin Lawsuits Consolidated

New Jersey has become the latest venue where Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits have been consolidated as a mass tort. The consolidation was ordered on February 18 by New Jersey’s Administrative Office of the Courts. The Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits have been assigned … Continue reading

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Yaz, Yasmin Lawsuits Filed in Indiana

The popular birth control pills, Yaz and Yasmin, have been linked to a wide array of adverse health effects. Now, over 50 more women have alleged in lawsuits that they suffered strokes, heart attacks, and a variety of other significant health … Continue reading

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Progress in Yaz, Yasmin MDL

The multidistrict litigation involving Yaz and Yasmin is moving ahead. At a recent status conference, the judge overseeing the litigation discussed the establishment of “bellwether” trials with attorneys for both plaintiffs and defendants. Yaz and Yasmin and a generic birth … Continue reading

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More Yaz, Yasmin Lawsuits Filed

A half dozen more Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits have been filed by young women and their families who claim the popular birth control pills caused them to suffer blood clots and other serious health problems. Yaz and Yasmin are both … Continue reading

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More Yaz Lawsuits Expected

Yaz lawsuits could soon number in the thousands, according to lawyers interviewed for a recent Washington Times report. Yaz lawsuits claim the popular contraceptive carries a higher risk of blood clots, heart attacks and strokes, than other birth control pills. … Continue reading

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