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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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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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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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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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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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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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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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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.

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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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