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Government Penalizes 721 Hospitals for High Rates of Infections, Injuries

Medicare is reducing payments to 721 hospitals, one out of every seven hospitals in the nation, for having high rates of “hospital-acquired” conditions (HAC.

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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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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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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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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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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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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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At New York Group Homes, Abuse Goes Unchecked

New York State is the operator of 2,000 group homes, which means that the state is responsible to care and protect about 10,000 residents with what The New York Daily News described as “severe physical and mental disabilities.” According to … Continue reading

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Plavix – Aspirin Combo Linked to Higher Risk of Gastrointestinal bleeding

Taking low doses of aspirin along with the blood thinning drug < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Plavix-Cerebral-Gastrointestinal-Bleeding-Hemorrhaging-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Plavix could increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, according to a new study. According to a Reuters report, the authors of the study calculated that if 1,000 people … Continue reading

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10 Years Too Long for Removing PCBs from New York City Schools, EPA Says

Federal regulators have rejected New York City’s timetable for removing < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/pcbs_nyc_schools">PCBs, also known as polychlorinated biphenyls, from public schools there. Last month, New York City announced a $708 million, 10 year plan to remove PCB-tainted light ballasts from 772 … Continue reading

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Guatemalan Syphilis Victims File Class Action Lawsuit against U.S. Government

Victims of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Guatemalan-Syphilis-Experiments-Class-Action-Lawsuit">Guatemalan syphilis experiments carried out by U.S. government scientists in the 1940s have filed suit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other government agencies seeking reparations for human rights abuses. Attorneys representing the … Continue reading

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Chocolate Milk Recalled After Alkaline Phosphatase Found in Samples

After Alkaline Phosphatase was found in a number of dairy products produced by the Oak Farms Dairy plant in Waco, Texas, the company initiated a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">recall of some chocolate milk products. The recall involves half-gallon plastic bottles of whole … 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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Secondhand Smoke Exposure Raises Risk of Stillbirth

Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in America, is linked to some 443,000 fatalities and $100 billion in healthcare costs annually, and kills some 1,200 Americans every day. Now, says the BBC, University of Nottingham researchers revealed that … Continue reading

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Triad Group Shuts Down Line That Made Tainted Wipes

After several recalls, one nationwide; Bacillus cereus contamination; and links to a number of illnesses and one death, the Triad Group of Harland, Wisconsin is shutting down the line that manufactured < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">tainted alcohol prep products, pads, wipes, and swabs. … Continue reading

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Toxic Airplane Cabin Air Sickening Flight Crews, Flight Attendant Says

A flight attendant for U.S. Airways claims < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Toxic-Airplane-Cabin-Air-Lawsuit-Lawyer">toxic airplane cabin air is making flight crews sick. The toxic airplane cabin air, which some say can lead to an illness known as Aerotoxic Syndrome, has been linked to problems with … Continue reading

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Holiday Rattle Baby Slippers Sold at Walgreens Recalled for Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced a product recall of about 57,000 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Holiday Rattle Baby Slippers due to choking hazard. The defective slippers were manufactured in China; imported by Atico International USA Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, … Continue reading

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