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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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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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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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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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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from TheHeart.org. An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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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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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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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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CPSC Begins Process to Ban Magnet Toy Sets

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has begun the process to set new federal standards for small, high-powered magnet toy sets.  The Commission’s 4 to 0 vote to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking comes as CPSC staff estimates … Continue reading

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High-Powered Magnet Toys a Hazard for Kids, Health Canada Warns

Health Canada is now warning Canadians of the danger associated with high-powered magnet toys likely Buckyballs and Zen Magnet Rare Earth Magnet Balls toy sets.  Last month, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) filed lawsuits seeking to have those … Continue reading

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High-Powered Magnet Toys Would be Banned Under Proposed CPSC Rule

The sales of high-powered magnets could soon be banned by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), according to a notice of proposed rulemaking recently drafted by Commission members.  According to a report from Law360.com, the CPSC proposal would ban … Continue reading

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CPSC Bans Buckyballs High-Powered Magnet Toys Citing Injured Children

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) is taking action to ban the sale of Buckyballs high-powered magnet toys, stating the popular products pose a serious risk to children.  Yesterday, the agency announced it had filed a lawsuit against the … Continue reading

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Magnets in Toys Extremely Dangerous if Swallowed

Magnets in children’s toys are, more and more, proving to be extremely dangerous if swallowed. Although no studies exist about how many children have ingested dangerous, high-powered magnets, U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) data indicates that it has received … Continue reading

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