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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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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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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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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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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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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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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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Personal Panic Devices Recalled Due to Malfunction

Personal Panic Devices Recalled Due to Malfunction

Interlogix is recalling 67,000 personal panic devices because they may fail to operate in case of an emergency. According to a recall alert posted on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website, “The wireless personal panic devices can fail … Continue reading

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Lil’ Luxuries Infant Bath Tubs Recalled due to Risk of Serious Injury

Lil’ Luxuries Infant Bath Tubs Recalled due to Injury Risk

Approximately 86,000 Lil’ Luxuries Infant Bath Tubs with fabric slings have been recalled. The fabric slings on the recalled infant bath tubs may detach from the tub and pose a risk of impact injury or drowning, according to the United … Continue reading

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Toys’R’Us Recalls Pacifier Clips that Pose Choking Hazard

Toys’R’Us Recalls Pacifier Clips that Pose Choking Hazard

Toys‘R’Us has recalled Babies‘R’Us pacifier clips because of a choking hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced on September 8. The spring on the pacifier clip’s mechanism can break and release small parts that can be a choking hazard … Continue reading

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Microsoft Recalls Surface Pro AC Power Cords for Fire or Shock Hazard

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Microsoft has recalled about 2.25 million power cords for Microsoft Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3 computers that can overheat, posing fire or shock hazards. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says an additional 190,000 cords were … Continue reading

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Sure Signal Heat-Activated Fire Alarms Recalled Due to Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire

Sure Signal Heat-Activated Fire Alarms Recalled

Sure Signal Products has recalled more than 375,000 heat-activated fire alarms because a defective sensor can cause the alarm to fail to alert consumers of a fire. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall on its web … Continue reading

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Ikea Warns of Dangers with 27 Million Dressers Following 2 Fatalities

Ikea Warns of Dangers with 27M Dressers Following 2 Fatalities

Following the tragic deaths of two toddlers, Ikea is warning of the risks with its chests and dressers. Associated Press reports that Ikea chests resulted in fatal injuries when they tipped over and fell on two boys last year. The … Continue reading

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Steering problem forces recall on Can-Am off-road vehicles

A recall has been issued on about 3,400 Can-Am Commander side-by-side off-road vehicles because a defect in the steering system causes it to lose control. According to a statement from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which has issued the recall … Continue reading

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Agencies warn of dangers posed by infant sleep positioning devices

Federal health and safety officials have issued a warning this week about the dangers of baby sleep positioning devices, noting that they  have been implicated in at least two recent infant deaths. According to a safety announcement from the Food … Continue reading

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