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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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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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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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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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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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CDC Reports Additional Illnesses and Death Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

CDC Reports Additional Illnesses and Death

A salmonella outbreak linked to tainted cucumbers has been attributed to 732 illnesses and four deaths as of October 5th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced. The toll has risen from last month, when the agency reported … Continue reading

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Trader Joe’s Salmonella Peanut Butter Recall Expanded

The Trader Joe’s Salmonella peanut butter recall has been expanded over possible additional product contaminations. Sunland Inc. of Portales, New Mexico, the maker of Trader Joe’s peanut butter, recalled a total of 76 products, including three Trader Joe’s peanut butter … Continue reading

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Del Monte Recalls Fresh-Cut Mango Products for Potential Salmonella

Del Monte just issued a recall of its fresh-cut mango products over potential Salmonella contamination. The announcement followed the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) warning against consuming mangoes produced by Agricola Daniella in Mexico. This recall, initiated by Del … Continue reading

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Trader Joe’s Recalls Peanut Butter in Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak

Trader Joe’s just issued a recall for peanut butter in a multi-state Salmonella outbreak, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter has been removed from all store shelves, nationwide. The recalled … Continue reading

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Salmonella Fears Prompt Two More Firms to Recall Mango Products

Salmonella fears have prompted two more firms to recall their mango products, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced in two separate recall releases. Both recalls are associated with recalled mangoes produced by FoodSource of Edinburg, Texas that … Continue reading

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Farm at Center of Cantaloupe Salmonella Outbreak Recalls Watermelons

The Indiana farm at the center of the cantaloupe Salmonella outbreak just issued a recall for its watermelons. A test recently confirmed that the source of the ongoing Salmonella cantaloupe outbreak was Chamberlain Farms. Chamberlain Farms is now collaborating with … Continue reading

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Toll in Cantaloupe Salmonella Outbreak Passes 200

The illness toll in the cantaloupe Salmonella outbreak now exceeds 200, according to United States health officials. The strain involved is Salmonella Tynphimurium. The states involved are up to 22; at least 78 people have been hospitalized. Two people, both … Continue reading

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Babies Stricken with Salmonella at California Hospital

Babies have been stricken with Salmonella infection at a hospital in Modesto, California. The babies were sickened within a few weeks of each other, which provoked an inquiry. The two baby girls were born at Doctors Medical Center, said CBS … Continue reading

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More Firms Recall Dog Food For Possible Salmonella

More firms have recalled dog food for possible Salmonella contamination, said the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Salmonella-tainted Diamond Pet Food dog food has been linked to 14 human illnesses in at least nine states and involves the rare … Continue reading

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