Blog Posts in October, 2011

Asbestos Found in Children's Toys

Los Angeles, CA – An advocacy group against asbestos said Monday it is suing several companies after discovering the presence of cancer-causing asbestos in certain children’s toys. The Asbestos ...
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Speaking "Truth" To Power Easier with Millions of Dollars: Pharmaceutical Lobbying Efforts

According to the AP, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) spent $4.7 million in lobbying efforts for the second quarter. PhRMA is a trade group that represents the interests of ...
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U.S. Congress Calls for Investigation into the Safety of Metal-on-Metal Hip - Is it too late?

Bloomberg News reported on October 12, 2011 that a group of Democratic leaders urged the U.S. Congress to probe deeper into the safety of metal-on-metal hips, like Johnson & Johnson’s ASR hip system. ...
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Damaged Caused by Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants is More Extensive Then First Thought

As feared more and more patients with metal-on-metal hips, like Johnson & Johnson’s ASR and Pinnacle hip systems, are undergoing revision and replacement surgery. Orthopedic surgeons are seeing more ...
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