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Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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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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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

Study Finds System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

System for keeping track of dangerous side effects of prescription drugs is flawed because drug makers are submitting incomplete information about problems to the FDA.

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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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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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California High School Bans Lunchtime Driving Following Student Crash

CA H.S. Bans Lunchtime Driving Following Student Crash

A high school in northern California is among the latest to implement a ban on lunchtime driving after a recent crash involved two students. Mendocino High School is prohibiting driving during school lunch breaks until at least Thanksgiving. The school … Continue reading

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California Tour Bus Crash Leaves 13 Dead, 31 Injured

California Tour Bus Crash Leaves 13 Dead, 31 Injured

Thirteen people were killed and 31 others were injured early Sunday morning, October 23, when the USA Holiday tour bus carrying them back from a casino near the Salton Sea crashed into a big rig truck near Palm Springs. The passengers, … Continue reading

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California Coconut Oil Maker Faces Class Action over Labeling Claims

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A proposed class action against a company that touts its coconut oil as “healthy,” claims the company misleads consumers into thinking the product is good for them when it is almost entirely made up of saturated fat. A California woman claims … Continue reading

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Infected Nurse May Have Exposed More than 1,000 People to Tuberculosis

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More than 1,000 people, including 350 infants, may have been exposed to tuberculosis (TB) in the maternity wing of a hospital in California, hospital officials say. The Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California, said it was notified … Continue reading

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Santa Monica Rabbi Arrested on Child Sexual Abuse Charges

Santa Monica Rabbi Arrested on Child Sexual Abuse Charges

Rabbi Sholom Doyber Levitansky was arrested by Santa Monica, California police last week on felony charges of sexual abuse of a child. The police are seeking further information and are trying to locate any additional victims, the Santa Monica Daily … Continue reading

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Berkeley’s Cell Phone Radiation Warning is First in US

Berkeley’s Cell Phone Radiation Warning is First in US

Berkeley’s cell phone ordinance, which requires retailers to warn consumers about the potential risk of radiation with cell phones, is the first measure of its kind to be passed. In May, the City Council unanimously passed the ordinance, titled Right … Continue reading

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Warning to UCLA Hospital Patients Exposed to Drug-Resistant Superbug

Warning to UCLA Hospital Patients Exposed to Superbug

One hundred seventy-nine patients at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center have been told they may have been exposed to a drug-resistant “superbug” during endoscopy procedures that infected seven patients and may have contributed to two deaths. Patients who may have … Continue reading

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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries. The devices were marketed to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, but thousands of women … Continue reading

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Jury orders Jehovah’s Witnesses to pay $28M in California child sex abuse case

Jehovah’s Witnesses have been ordered to pay a woman more than $20 million by a California jury, believing she was sexually abused by a member of that church. According to an MSNBC.com report via USA Today, The Watchtower Bible and … Continue reading

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