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Andrew D'Arcy

FDA WARNS – DON’T GIVE KIDS MEDICINE WITH CODEINE OR TRAMADOL

The Food and Drug Administration says medications containing codeine or tramadol should not be given to children, and warns that these drugs could cause serious risks including difficulty breathing and death, which appear to be a greater risk in children […]

Andrew D'Arcy

AUTISM IN NEW JERSEY

According to the Centers for Disease Control, New Jersey has the highest rate of autism of any state in the nation.  Autism is a developmental disorder that affects 1 in 45 children in New Jersey and 1 in 68 children […]

Andrew D'Arcy

NEXIUM, PRILOSEC AND OTHER ACID REFLUX DRUG LAWSUITS  

Side effects of Nexium, Prilosec and other blockbuster heartburn and acid reflux medications have been linked to a risk of acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease and potentially kidney failure.  A product liability lawsuit filed over the side effects of […]

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XARELTO LAWSUITS

Jury selections began this week in the first bellwether trial for thousands of Xarelto lawsuits pending throughout the federal court system, involving allegations that the drug makers failed to adequately warn about the gastrointestinal bleeding risks associated with the controversial […]

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New EpiPen Recall

Recently, the drug company Mylan issued a voluntary recall in seven countries for the EpiPen.  The initial recall of the emergency allergy product didn’t include the US, but Mylan has issued a new recall which not only includes EpiPens sold […]

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FORD RECALLS 570K VEHICLES FOR THREE SEPARATE SAFETY ISSUES

Ford Motor Company is recalling 570K vehicles for a variety of safety issues.  The recall for over half a million of its vehicles are due to a variety of problems including engine fires and doors that fly open on their […]

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OSTEO RELIEF INSTITUTE OF WALL 30 KNEE PATIENTS INFECTED BY INJECTIONS

The New Jersey Department of Health says that over 30 patients contracted infections at the Osteo Relief Institute in Wall Township after receiving injections for knee pain management.  The facility closed on March 7th after patient complaints about bacterial infections. […]

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CDC – MESOTHELIOMA DEATH RATES RISING

In a report published recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that mesothelioma mortality rates are still rising, despite increased awareness about the dangers of asbestos and better detection and treatment methods.  The CDC reports that mesothelioma deaths […]

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NEW LYME DISEASE WARNING FOR NJ

It could be a bad year for Lyme disease, predict two upstate New York scientists who study the disease.  Researchers at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York, have determined the regional mouse population is skyrocketing, and […]

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NEW STUDY SUGGESTS IVC FILTERS ARE OVERUSED

Inferior vena cava filters (IVCF) are placed to prevent deep venous thromboses (DVT) from traveling to the heart and lungs, causing pulmonary embolism.  They are considered life-saving devices that can prevent a patient from suffering a pulmonary embolism in cases […]