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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Wright Medical Inc. took steps in to 2006 to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reject pre-market approval of rival Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham metal-on-metal hip implant. Wright Medical, which makes two metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the Conserve and the Lieneage device, filed a citizen petition ...

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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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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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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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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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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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