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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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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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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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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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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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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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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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FDA backs previous stance on Pradaxa bleeding risks

Federal health officials have issued an update on its stance on the new blood thinner drug Pradaxa, indicating the risk of severe bleeding associated with the drug is no more significant than any other drugs available on the market for … Continue reading

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Bisphosphonate drugs Fosamax, Boniva not right for women in “pre-menopause”

Women suffering from osteopenia, often referred to as pre-menopause, should avoid taking bisphosphonate drugs like Fosamax to prevent bone loss in most circumstances. Consumer Reports magazine’s team of medical experts issued this advisory when questioned about the use of these … Continue reading

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Elderly Dementia Linked to Anxiety, Insomnia Drugs

Elderly patients taking benzodiazepines or other similar anxiety or insomnia drugs are more likely to develop symptoms of dementia than those who avoid the drugs entirely. According to a WebMD.com report on a new study appearing in the journal, British … Continue reading

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Doctors Petition FDA to Act on Opioid Painkillers

In response to growing opioid pain prescribing practice abuse, a group of doctors has petitioned the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to take action on the powerful and powerfully addictive painkillers. Opioids are highly potent drugs approved for moderate … Continue reading

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Watchdog Says FDA Needs Drug Safety Tracking Database

A leading public health advocacy group has suggested the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approve a comprehensive system for tracking adverse reactions and dangerous side effects of prescription drugs once they reach the U.S. market. According to a HealthDay News … Continue reading

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Report Finds FDA Post-Market Oversight of Drugs is Improving

A just-released report finds that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) oversight of drugs is improving, says the agency. The report states that the FDA has strengthened the way in which it monitors post-approval drug safety—approved drugs receive equal … Continue reading

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U.K. Regulator Warns of Tolvaptan Side Effects

A U.K. regulator just issued a warning over side effects linked to Tolvaptan. Side effects include serious neurological events. Tolvaptan is a selective vasopressin V2-receptor antagonist used for the treatment of adults diagnosed with hyponatremia, secondary to inappropriate anti-diuretic hormone … Continue reading

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Study Finds Doctors Frequently Prescribe Drugs Off-Label

A new study finds that doctors are frequently prescribing medications for off-label uses The study looked at the off-label prescribing practices of primary care physicians in a Canadian network, said Science Daily. The report was published in Online First by … Continue reading

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Drug Marketing Campaigns Obscure Side Effects

Although drug makers must indicate a drug’s adverse effects on its labeling, drug marketing campaigns obscure drug side effects. OpEdNews notes that 100,000 Americans die every year over complications from prescribed drugs; another 1.5 million people become ill or seriously … Continue reading

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Plavix – Aspirin Combo Linked to Higher Risk of Gastrointestinal bleeding

Taking low doses of aspirin along with the blood thinning drug < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Plavix-Cerebral-Gastrointestinal-Bleeding-Hemorrhaging-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Plavix could increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, according to a new study. According to a Reuters report, the authors of the study calculated that if 1,000 people … Continue reading

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