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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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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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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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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from TheHeart.org. An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk

Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk, Study Suggests

A new study has linked the use of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), an injectable type of birth control, to an increased risk of HIV infection.

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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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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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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