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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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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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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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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine Life-Threatening in Children

Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine can be Life-Threatening in Children, Study Finds

A new study published in Pediatrics suggests that morphine can result in life-threatening respiratory problems when given to children after a tonsillectomy.

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Avandia Test Lawsuit Settled

An < "">Avandia lawsuit that was expected to be a test case for the thousands of similar claims pending throughout the U.S. was settled on the eve of trial. GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of Avandia, had already settled around 10,000 Avandia … Continue reading

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First Avandia Trial Underway in Philadelphia

The litigation surrounding < "">Avandia is finally underway. The first federal trial involving an Avandia heart attack lawsuit began yesterday. According to a Daily Finance report, GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of Avandia, has already settled around 10,000 such claims, but it … Continue reading

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Avandia Poses Serious Heart Risks

Type 2 diabetes drug, < "">Avandia, has long been connected to significant risks of heart attack, strokes, and heart failure. As a matter-of-fact, this September 2010, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) placed severe restrictions on Avandia, citing these … Continue reading

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Avandia Subject to Restrictions in Canada

Health Canada just announced important new restrictions on the use of the following rosiglitazone products due to information on cardiovascular related events: < "">Avandia, Avandamet and Avandaryl. GlaxoSmithKline Inc., in consultation with Health Canada, released important new restrictions on the … Continue reading

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Avandia Black Box Warning Wasn’t Heeded by All Doctors, Study Finds

Not all doctors are heeding warnings for < "">Avandia. According to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine that used Avandia as an example, doctors’ prescribing patterns vary across the country in response to warnings about medications … Continue reading

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Avandia Faces Justice Department Probe

< "">Avandia, GlaxoSmithKline’s controversial diabetes drug, is coming under more scrutiny. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the drug maker has disclosed that it has been subpoenaed by the US Department of Justice over Avandia. According to Glaxo’s third-quarter … Continue reading

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Avandia, Bisphosphonate Problems Point to Weaknesses in Drug Approval Process

Recent safety issues involving the diabetes drug < "">Avandia and a class of bone drugs called < "">bisphosphonates have some questioning the way drugs are approved for sale in the US. According to a recent New York Times’ news analysis, … Continue reading

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Avandia Alternatives Available

With the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) severely restricting access to the diabetes medication, < "">Avandia, and the European Medicines Agency suggesting the controversial medication be banned, many diabetics are left wondering about safe alternatives. As we have written … Continue reading

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GlaxoSmithKline Outlook Falls Following Avandia Restrictions

GlaxoSmithKline’s < "">Avandia problems are expected to take a toll on the drug maker’s bottom line. According to a Reuters report, analysts have already begun cutting Glaxo’s earnings forecast, after regulators in the US and Europe announced separate actions that … Continue reading

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Avandia Severely Restricted by FDA

Citing heart risks from < "">Avandia, the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to place severe restrictions on the controversial diabetes drug. According to The New York Times, patients in the US will only have access to Avandia … Continue reading

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