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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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Research Study Confirms Fracking Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Research Study Confirms Fracking as Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Fracking operation near Poland Township, Ohio, activated a previously unknown fault in the, causing 77 earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 1.0 to 3.0 in March 2014.

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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

A proposed study would examine the health effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on the people living closest to active natural gas wells.

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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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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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Accutane Victim Awarded Millions

A massive $25.16 million judgment has been awarded by a New Jersey jury to an Alabama man who filed suit against Hoffman-La Roche Inc., the pharmaceutical company that manufactures Accutane. Andrew McCarrell, 38, blamed the drug for his inflammatory bowel … Continue reading

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Serious Skin Reactions Reported in Accutane Patients

Accutane has been associated with severe, and possibly fatal, skin reactions, including erythema multiforme [EM], Stevens-Johnson syndrome [SJS] and toxic epidermal necrolysis [TEN], according to a public health alert issued by Health Canada. The agency said the Canadian Product Monograph … Continue reading

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Accutane Pulled from Market Amid Lawsuits, Increased Generic Competition

Accutane is being pulled from the market by its maker, Roche AG. According to the Associated Press, Roche said the Accutane recall decision  was made for economic rather than safety reasons. But as anyone who reads this blog knows, over the … Continue reading

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Roche Loses Fourth Accutane Trial, Ordered to Pay 3 IBD Victims $12.9 Million

The maker of Accutane has been ordered to pay nearly $13 million to three people who said the acne medication caused them to develop inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).   The verdict in the New Jersey Accutane lawsuits – which were combined … Continue reading

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Study Links Accutane to Depression

The active ingredient in the acne drug Accutane— known generically as isotretinoin—more than doubles the risk of depression, according to a recent study.  The study is the first controlled investigation to find a statistically significant link between Accutane and depression, … Continue reading

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Accutane Injury Results in $10.5 Million Judgment

A woman who said she developed ulcerative colitis from taking Accutane was awarded $10.5 million by a New Jersey jury yesterday.  It was the third of 425 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/accutane_ibd">Accutane lawsuits alleging that Accutane caused inflammatory bowel disease in some users … Continue reading

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Accutane Access Now Easier With Changes to iPledge

Accutane prescriptions might now be a little easier for women to fill.  The government announced some changes Wednesday designed to ease access to the drug.  A program entitled iPledge-a risk management program designed to reduce the risk of fetal exposure … Continue reading

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Accutane Could Cause Depression by Lowering Serotonin Levels

Accutane, a controversial drug used to treat severe acne, has long been associated with higher rates of depression among users. Now, researchers in Britain and the United States believe they have discovered the cause for this Accutane side effect. It … Continue reading

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Accutane Label, iPledge Monitoring Program Changes Approved by FDA

The label for Accutane will be changed in an effort to improve the effectiveness of the iPledge pregnancy risk management program. The changes were announced by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this month, and are based on recommendations … Continue reading

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Accutane Victim Awarded $7 million in Florida Lawsuit

A Florida jury has awarded $7 million in damages to a patient who needed to have his colon removed after taking the acne drug < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/accutane">Accutane. After deliberating for two days, the jury found that the drug’s maker, Roche Holdings … Continue reading

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