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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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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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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution

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The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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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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Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

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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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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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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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Monkey Study Links BPA to Miscarriage and Birth Defects

Another study, this one involving monkeys, has linked BPA (bisphenol A) to miscarriages and birth defects. The study was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The new study discovered what it described as “compelling” evidence … Continue reading

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Exposure to BPA May Lead to Obesity in Children, Teens

Exposure to BPA may lead to obesity in children and teens, according to another emerging study on the ubiquitous polycarbonate plastics chemical. Bisphenol A—commonly known as BPA—has been linked to a wide and growing array of adverse physical effects, according … Continue reading

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Higher BPA Levels Linked to Heart Risks

The polycarbonate plastics chemical, bisphenol A (BPA), has been linked to a large and growing array of adverse health effects. Now, another study has linked the estrogenic hormone mimicker to increased heart risks. The research revealed that people with increased … Continue reading

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Behavior Problems Linked to BPA in Tooth Fillings

The growing array of health issues linked to the polycarbonate plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) now includes behavior problems linked to tooth fillings. Children receiving dental fillings containing BPA are likelier to suffer from behavioral and emotional problems in a … Continue reading

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FDA To Revise Rules On BPA In Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced that it has revised its rules on how BPA (bisphenol A) will be regulated in baby bottles and sippy cups. The move confirms to consumers that BPA is no longer, and … Continue reading

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Federal Agencies Not Adequately Assessing BPA Safety, Group Claims

Federal agencies are not adequately assessing the safety of BPA (bisphenol A), says one respected group. BPA, an estrogenic mimicker, is a highly ubiquitous plastics chemical found in untold amounts of consumer products and linked in studies to a growing … Continue reading

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Study Links BPA to Brain Tumors

A new study has linked bisphenol A—BPA—to brain tumors. BPA is a ubiquitous polycarbonate plastics compound that uses a combination of phenol and acetone, enters food when it leeches from food and beverage containers, and has been approved by the … Continue reading

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BPA Could Be Banned From Infant Formula

BPA could be banned from infant formula in the U.S. Exposure to the ubiquitous polycarbonate plastics chemical, bisphenol A (BPA) has, most recently, been linked to failed in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures. In March, Representative Edward J. Markey (Democrat-Massachusetts) requested … Continue reading

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BPA, Other Toxins Found In Gardening Products

BPA and other dangerous toxins have been found in gardening products in testing that also revealed high amounts of lead and phthalates. Healthy Stuff said the dangerous toxins were found in the water of a new gardening hose that was … Continue reading

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BPA Exposure Associated With Failed IVF

Exposure to the ubiquitous polycarbonate plastics chemical, bisphenol A (BPA) has been linked to failed in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures. Given its estrogenic mimicking properties, the chemical has long been linked to fertility, genital, and reproductive issues, among other adverse … Continue reading

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