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Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

A car accident on LI left one person dead & two more critically injured. The crash occurred Monday in Deer Park on Straight Path, south of Sagamore Lane.

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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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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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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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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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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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