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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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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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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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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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Melamine leaches from heated dinnerware, new research finds

A new study finds that eating from heated plates or bowls with plastic melamine can have adverse health effects. According to a new study from researchers in Taiwan and published in the recent edition of the journal, JAMA Internal Medicine, … Continue reading

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USDA orders recall of Beef and Cheese Pastellios which bypassed federal inspections

A New York company has been forced to recall more than a ton of its ready-to-eat beef and cheese pie products because they weren’t federally inspected and could pose a food poisoning risk to consumers. According to a release from … Continue reading

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Sunland’s peanut butter recall expands to 240 products as salmonella outbreak expands

A total of 35 people have now been confirmed as victims of a salmonella outbreak linked to contaminated peanut butter products. The manufacturer of these peanut butter and other nut butter products has expanded its original recall and now has … Continue reading

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Four Indicted For Selling Moldy, Tainted Cheese

Four people have been indicted for selling moldy, tainted cheese contaminated with at least two dangerous—sometimes deadly—pathogens. The four allegedly washed a massive 110,000 pounds of moldy Mexican cheese, scraping the mold and fungus and shipping the cheese to retailers, … Continue reading

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Organic Food Recalls Raise Safety Questions

Whether organic or not, food safety and the defects in the food safety system do not discriminate. Yahoo reports that just because a food is organic, consumers should not be fooled into believing that those foods are immune to pathogenic … Continue reading

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FDA Shuts Down Maryland Sprout Processor

Ongoing unsanitary conditions prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to shut down a Maryland soybean sprout processor. Preparation, packing, and holding were all conducted in conditions violating the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Carroll County Times noted … Continue reading

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Salmonella Prompts Vitalabs to Recall Whey Protein Isolate

Vitalabs, Inc. of Jonesboro, Georgia is initiating a large recall of its Whey-26 Protein Powder over concerns that the defective product is contaminated with the dangerous, sometimes deadly, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella pathogen, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. … Continue reading

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Bologna Recalled in New York for Staph Contamination

About 2,997 pounds of bologna products are being recalled by Zweigle’s Inc., of Rochester, New York, in a Class I recall over concerns of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service … Continue reading

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Another Tea Recall Issued for Salmonella

In response to a recent tea recall of thousands of pounds of Peppermint Organic Herbal Tea produced by Aromatics Inc., of Basin City, Washington, RemedyTeas just issued a recall of 20 pounds of tea, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

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Ground Beef Recalled for Potential E. coli Contamination

About 14,158 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled by Creekstone Farms Premium Beef of Arkansas City, Kansas, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) just announced. The beef might be contaminated with the … Continue reading

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