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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution

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The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

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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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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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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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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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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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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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