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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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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Continue, New Complaint Filed by Tennessee Resident

Actos bladder cancer lawsuits continue, with a new complaint filed by a resident of Tennessee. The national law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, represents the Tennessee man who alleges that Actos caused his bladder cancer.

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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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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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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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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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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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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...

Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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Sexual abuse victim recounts Boy Scouts camping trip to Canada

A former Boy Scout in the Buffalo area decided to go public with his story of sexual abuse he suffered when he was a boy decades ago after reading a story about other victims in a local newspaper. According to … Continue reading

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Angry Advocates for Ultra-Orthodox Child Abuse Victims Refuse Meeting with Brooklyn DA

Leading Jewish rights advocates have cancelled a meeting with Brooklyn’s District Attorney and said they likely would not meet with him again in the future until his office changes its course on dealing with a rash of child sexual abuse … Continue reading

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California Law Would Require College Employees to Report Suspected Sexual Abuse

Following the stunning revelations at Penn State involving former assistant football coach and now-convicted pedophile, Jerry Sandusky, a California Law would mandate college employees to report suspected child sexual abuse. According to an Associated Press (AP) report, the bill passed … Continue reading

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Alleged Sexual Assaults Investigated At Orthodox Jewish Summer Camp

Alleged sexual assaults are being investigated at Orthodox Jewish summer camp, Camp Shalva, in South Fallsburg, New York. The state police there are looking into whether a kosher food deliveryman entered the seventh- and eighth-grade boys bunks at the Orthodox … Continue reading

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Changes proposed in Pennsylvania’s child sexual abuse statute of limitations laws

Lawmakers in Pennsylvania have advanced legislation that allows victims of child sexual abuse more time to file charges or sue their attackers. According to a report from The Philadelphia Inquirer, stalled legislation finally got out of the State House Judiciary … 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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New York Child Sex Abuse Bill Passes State Senate

The New York Senate just passed the child sex abuse bill, “Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Act” (S5226A). The bill, sponsored by Senator Steve Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie), Chairman of the Senate Codes Committee, is slated to be sent to … Continue reading

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Agency Faces Questions over Reporting of Child Sexual Abuse in Orthodox Jewish Community

Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services, a social service agency based in Brooklyn, New York that services the Orthodox Jewish community, is facing questions about its adherence to laws that require the reporting of child sexual abuse. According to The … Continue reading

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