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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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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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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

E. District of Missouri denied motion to dismiss conspiracy claims. Lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to misrepresent true dangers with use of talcum powder.

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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

DeflateGate’s-Effects-Impact-Legal-Gambling-and-the-Economy

The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

Study Finds System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

System for keeping track of dangerous side effects of prescription drugs is flawed because drug makers are submitting incomplete information about problems to the FDA.

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Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

A new study reveals that two hazardous chemicals—ammonium and iodide—are being released and spilled into Pennsylvania and West Virginia waterways from fracking operations in the Marcellus shale. These substances can have a devastating impact on fish and ecosystems, and they … Continue reading

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Fracking wells prone to leak, study finds

Leaks from hydraulic fracturing (fracking) wells are more common than the public is being led to believe. According to recent report from TheTyee.ca, believing industry claims that fracking for natural gas and oil is safe and not plagued by leaking … Continue reading

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Government report in the middle on fracking drilling risks, benefits

A new report from the Government Accountability Office presents both positives and negatives to hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling. According to an Associated Press report, the GAO released a report this week after reviewing previous studies on the impact of drilling … Continue reading

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New York’s DEC putting fracking health regulations under further review, drilling delayed until 2013

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo stated this week that a proposed review of the health impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling in his state will not delay any proposed activity there. Cuomo, according to a report from NorthCountryPublicRadio.org, told reporters … Continue reading

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Judge Blocks New York Lawsuit Over Delaware River Basin Fracking

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to block proposed hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling in the Delaware River Basin. According to a Reuters report, U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis tossed out a lawsuit brought by the state of … Continue reading

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Environmental Group Sues New York For Info Related to Fracking Decision

An environmental advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against the state of New York for failing to turn over public records related to its decision to allow hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling there. According to a Bloomberg report, Environmental Working Group … Continue reading

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Pavillion, Wyoming Residents Say They’ve Paid a Heavy Price for Fracking

Residents near Pavillion, Wyoming, successfully argued that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling was unsafe and contaminating their water wells. Tests conducted by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed their fears and since then, the small town of less than 300 … Continue reading

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Approval of Fracking in New York Expected to Spark Legal Battles

As New York prepares to allow more widespread hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling, each side of the contentious debate is preparing for the next round of legal battles. According to a report from North Country Public Radio (N.Y.) out of Albany, … Continue reading

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States’ Fracking “Gag Rules” Have Doctors Worried

Doctors throughout the country are raising concerns about confidentiality agreements they are being made to sign in order to properly treat patients who have been exposed to chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) natural gas drilling.  According to a report … Continue reading

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Report Says New York Set to Allow Fracking After Labor Day

Environmental regulators in New York are set to allow hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for natural gas in the state and guidelines for drilling should be available just after Labor Day. According to a CBS News report, the decision is being met … Continue reading

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