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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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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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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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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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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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Parker Waichman Representing Another Louisiana Plaintiff in Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

A Louisiana man has become the latest to claim that his taking the type 2 diabetes drug Actos resulted in developing bladder cancer. He has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese manufacturer of the drug and the marketer of it in the U.S., claiming they failed to warn about this ...

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Transvaginal Mesh a Nightmare for Thousands of Women

Thousands of women who have received transvaginal mesh surgical implants to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are now living a nightmare, thanks to debilitating pain, bleeding, infection and other serious complications. According to the Sun-Sentinel, many of the women injured by transvaginal mesh claim ...

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Salmonella Prompts Recall of Jones Natural Chews Co. Pig Ears

Thousands of boxes of Jones Natural Chews Company Pig Ears are being recalled over potential contamination with the dangerous, and sometimes deadly, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella bacteria, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Jones Natural Chews Co. is located … Continue reading

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Big Tobacco Files Suit Over FDA Menthol Cigarette Panel

In the ongoing war with Big Tobacco, a lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by two leading players from industry: Lorillard Inc and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. The cigarette makers allege that “conflicts of … Continue reading

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Food Safety Law Encourages Whistleblowers

The recently signed food safety law contains within it a provision that encourages whistleblowers to come forward with information that can help prevent < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">foodborne illness. The Seattle Times wrote that, under the provision, food industry workers employed by Food … Continue reading

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Yellowfin Tuna Recalled for Food Poisoning Risk

Rouses Markets (www.rouses.com) has issued a recall of some of its wild-caught yellow fin tuna steaks because of a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">food poisoning risk, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The recalled wild-caught yellow fin tuna steaks are … Continue reading

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Mislabeled Drugs Recalled by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals

Qualitest Pharmaceuticals just issued a voluntary nationwide < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">drug recall of some of its Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets and its Phenobarbital Tablets, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. An individual bottle of Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen … Continue reading

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Sodium Thiosulfate Injection Recalled

American Regent just initiated a nationwide voluntary recall of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Sodium Thiosulfate Injection, USP 10% (100 mg/mL) 10 mL Single Dose Vials Lot# 0056, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said.The drug recall, which was put in place … Continue reading

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Listeria Prompts Recall of A Bagged Salads Sold On East Coast

State Garden, Chelsea, Massachusetts is conducting a voluntary recall of all of its salad products produced in its plant on January 4, 2011, over concerns about < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">food borne illness, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), just announced. The … Continue reading

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Breast Implants May Cause Rare Cancer, FDA Warns

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Breast implants, both silicone and saline, may be associated with a rare form of cancer called < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/diseases">anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced yesterday that it will be working with breast implant … Continue reading

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