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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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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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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...

DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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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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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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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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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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Toy Guns Recalled for Lead Paint Standard Violations

Toy guns are being recalled for lead paint standard violations, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. About 6,970 Captain Cutlass Toy Pirate Pistols are involved in the recall because the surface paints on the pirate toy pistols … Continue reading

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Ranger Rider Ride-On Toy Cars Recalled After Battery Fire Reports

About 4,700 Ranger Rider Ride-On Toy Cars have been recalled following battery fire reports, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The defective Range Rider Ride-On Toy Cars were manufactured in China; imported by Bluestem Brands, Inc., of … Continue reading

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Children’s Product Recalls: Mini Cars, Child Carriers

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced two children’s product recalls, one for mini cars and, another, for child carriers. Liberty Mountain: VAUDE Kenta Child Carriers Liberty Mountain just issued a recall for VAUDE … Continue reading

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Toys “R” Us Recalls Imaginarium Activity Center For Choking Hazard

Toys R Us just issued a recall of its Imaginarium Activity Centers for choking hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced. About 24,000 Imaginarium 5-Sided Activity Centers, which were manufactured in China and imported by Toys R Us … Continue reading

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Wooden Fruit Puzzles Recalled for Choking Hazard

About 1,400 Kid O Products defective Wooden Fruit Puzzles have been recalled due to choking hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The knobs attached to the puzzle fruits can come loose, posing a choking hazard to … Continue reading

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Vet, Doctor Halloween Costumes Recalled or Choking Hazard

About 1,800 Fun World Little Pet Vet and Dr. Littles Halloween Costumes with Toy Stethoscopes have been recalled due to choking hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The defective Halloween costumes were manufactured in China and … Continue reading

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Sassy Refreshing Rings Infant Teethers/Rattles Recalled

About 37,000 Refreshing Rings Infant Teethers/Rattles have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the Recalled Teethers/Rattles immediately and notes that it is illegal to resell or to … Continue reading

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Remote-Controlled Toy Tanks Sold at Family Dollar Recalled

About 67,000 Remote-Controlled Toy Tanks are involved in the latest toy recall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced. The CPSC is also advising consumers to stop using the recalled Remote-Controlled Toy Tanks immediately unless otherwise instructed and … Continue reading

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Butterfly Plush Toy Recalled for Choking Hazard

About 1,440 Butterfly Push Toys have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced. Continue reading

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