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Geodon the antipsychotic drug can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction

Geodon can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction, FDA Warns

The FDA has required a new warning label for the antipsychotic drug Geodon (ziprasidone) to include the risk of a potentially fatal skin reaction.

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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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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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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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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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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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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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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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