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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and 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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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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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Vulnerable to Fracture after ICD Switch

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads are vulnerable to fracture following ICD switch, says a new study published in the June issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.

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Government Penalizes 721 Hospitals for High Rates of Infections, Injuries

Medicare is reducing payments to 721 hospitals, one out of every seven hospitals in the nation, for having high rates of “hospital-acquired” conditions (HAC.

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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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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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MTA Bus Crash and Two Cars Injures 23 at Utica Ave. & Clarendon Rd

Crash Involving MTA Bus and Two Cars Injures 23

Police are investigating an accident in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon that injured 23 people, 3 of them critically, when a car was knocked into the path of an MTA bus.

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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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