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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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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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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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Transvaginal Mesh a Nightmare for Thousands of Women

Thousands of women who have received transvaginal mesh surgical implants to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are now living a nightmare, thanks to debilitating pain, bleeding, infection and other serious complications. According to the Sun-Sentinel, many of the women injured by transvaginal mesh claim ...

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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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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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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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FDA Accutane Panel Says to Loosen Restrictions, Despite Risk of Birth Defects

Despite the fact that Accutane and other isotretinoin-containing medicines are still being used by pregnant women, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel recommended loosening restrictions on the drugs. Accutane and other drugs in its class are used to … Continue reading

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Accutane Still Reaching Pregnant Women Despite Much Touted iPledge Program

Women taking Accutane are still becoming pregnant, despite a program that is supposed to keep the drug away from expectant mothers. The program, known as iPledge, was designed to insure that pregnant women would not take Accutane and other medications … Continue reading

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Accutane Maker Roche AG Ordered to Pay $2.62 Million to Patient Who Developed Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome After Using Drug

A New Jersey jury has awarded $2.62 million in damages to a patient who needed to have his colon removed after taking the drug Accutane. The case was the first of more than 400 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/accutane_ibd">Accutane lawsuits pending against Roche … Continue reading

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Powerful Acne Drug Accutane Linked to Cholesterol and Liver Problems

The controversial acne medication Accutane appears to raise the risk for potential heart and liver problems more than doctors had previously thought, according to a new study published in the Archives of Dermatology. Accutane, which had already been linked with … Continue reading

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Accutane’s Possible Link to Strokes and Heart Attacks Being Investigated By Health Canada

By Steven DiJoseph To say that Accutane is a controversial drug would be about as much of an understatement as saying King Kong was a monkey. In fact, as the drug approaches 25 years on the market, it just may … Continue reading

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Accutane Registry to Begin on March 1 as Planned – FDA Refuses to Delay Program Any Further

By Steven DiJoseph Although the American Academy of Dermatology and other critics of the iPledge registry (designed to prevent pregnant women from using the acne drug Accutane) mounted a last-minute campaign to further postpone the system from going into effect, … Continue reading

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While Dermatology Association Labels Accutane Registration System a Disaster, Advocates of Strict Control of the Drug Say Criticism is Exaggerated

By Steven DiJoseph For years, it has been well-publicized that Accutane, a drug used to treat severe acne, can pose a significant risk of birth defects if taken during pregnancy. Both Accutane and its generic versions, which include the active … Continue reading

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Researchers Find Some Women Still Unaware of Serious Birth Defects Linked to Accutane Use during Pregnancy

For some time now, it has been well-publicized that Accutane, a drug used to treat severe acne, can pose a significant risk of birth defects if taken during pregnancy. Both Accutane and its generic versions, which include the active ingredient … Continue reading

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Despite Severe Warnings and a New Registry Program, Many Question Whether an Acne Drug Is Really Worth the Enormous Risks Posed by Accutane

For years, Accutane has been under siege from numerous medical experts, consumer watchdog groups, and even many officials within the FDA itself because of the many serious health risks linked to the drug. One problem associated with the current FDA … Continue reading

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SOL Clock on Drug Lawsuit Doesn’t Start with FDA Warnings, NJ Court Rules

The New Jersey Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling that Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warnings about the dangers of prescription drugs do not always “start the clock” on the statute of limitations for product liability claims. According … Continue reading

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