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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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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 Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...

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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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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 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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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed.

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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Class I Recall Issued for Brainlab Cranial IGS System

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has puts its most serious Class I label on a recall of Brainlab’s Image-Guided Surgery (IGS) System. According to an FDA recall notification, the system was recalled due to potential inaccuracy. Class I … Continue reading

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Study Finds Elevated Risk of Leukemia with Long-Term Low-Dose Radiation

Risk of Leukemia with Long-Term Low-Dose Radiation

High doses of ionizing radiation, such as that released by atomic bombs, are a known cause of leukemia. A new long-term study published in The Lancet Haematology has looked at the rates of leukemia with low-doses of radiation long-term. Researchers … Continue reading

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Pedestrian Killed after being Hit by Car in Bayshore

Pedestrian Killed after being Hit by Car in Bayshore

A woman walking across 5th avenue in Bay Shore was fatally struck by a car Tuesday night. Newsday reports that the 66-year-old victim was hit by a 2000 Nissan Maxima headed southbound at 8:47 p.m. A physician assistant from the … Continue reading

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Woman Dies After Taking Diet Pill Tainted with DNP

Woman Dies After Taking Diet Pill Tainted with DNP

The tragic death of a 21-year-old college student in the U.K. highlights the dangers of buying quick-fix weight loss products online.
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FDA Says Diabetes Drug Onglyza May be Linked to Higher Death Rate

FDA Says Diabetes Drug Onglyza Linked to Higher Death Rate

After conducting a preliminary review of data, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a report indicating that AstraZeneca’s diabetes drug Onglyza may be linked with an increased rate of death. According to Reuters, an FDA advisory panel … Continue reading

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FDA Slow to Warn About Dietary Supplement Dangers

FDA Slow to Warn About Dietary Supplement Dangers

A newly published study is critical of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for being slow to take action against weight-loss and dietary supplements that contain chemical ingredients that pose health risks to supplement takers. Though the FDA determined two … Continue reading

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Middle-aged Dronedarone Users Have Higher Risk of Hospitalization

Middle-aged Dronedarone Users Have Higher Risk

New study results reveal that patients age 61 and younger treated with the heart rhythm drug dronedarone (Multaq) have a higher risk for hospitalization than those with treated other anti-arrhythmic drugs. The study, published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, … Continue reading

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Will FDA Ban Powdered Caffeine?

Will FDA Ban Powdered Caffeine?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has seldom used its authority to ban supplements from the market, but some regulatory experts say the agency should implement that power for powdered caffeine, which has been linked to at least two … Continue reading

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FDA Strengthens Warning Label on Feraheme

FDA Strengthens Warning Label on Feraheme

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is strengthening an existing warning on the anemia drug Feraheme (ferumoxytol) to reduce the risk of serious, potentially fatal allergic reactions. According to an FDA Safety Announcement dated March 30th, the agency has … Continue reading

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Food and Drug Administration Issues Response to Petition for Removal of Essure Birth Control from Market

FDA Issues Response to Petition for Removal of Essure Birth Control from Market

Last week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) responded to a petition demanding removal of Essure permanent birth control device from the market. The petition was signed by more than 2,100 women who are concerned about injuries and adverse effects … Continue reading

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