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Alaskan Health Insurer Sues Abbott / St. Jude over Defective ICD Batteries

Alaskan Health Insurer Sues Abbott / St. Jude over Defective ICD Batteries December 24, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL: Chicago may be far removed from Alaska geographically, but Illinois serves as home base for a proposed St. Jude class action lawsuit brought by an Alaskan union-benefits fund against St. Jude manufacturer Abbott Laboratories (Abbott).
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Hip Replacement and Cobalt Poisoning misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's

Hip Replacement and Cobalt Poisoning misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's August 1, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Palm Springs, CA: Robert’s hip replacement has served him well for many years, even though the metal-on-metal device was recalled by DePuy. Just recently, however, his cobalt levels have skyrocketed. “My husband is having cognitive issues, which seems to indicate cobalt poisoning,” says Trudy. “In January, DePuy said they would pay for surgery to have it removed but now they won’t cover it because my husband had the surgery in India. DePuy sells its devices worldwide, so what difference does it make?”
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Victim with Broken Wrist Blames Airbag and Hand Grip

Victim with Broken Wrist Blames Airbag and Hand Grip May 14, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Anchorage, AK: Ron was holding on to the passenger side hand grip when the side airbags deployed after hitting another car. “I blame Ford for my airbag injury and faulty design. If not for the position of that grip I wouldn’t have broken my wrist,” he says.
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Drilling Mud Spills at Repsol Exploratory Site

Drilling Mud Spills at Repsol Exploratory Site February 18, 2012. By Charles Benson.
Anchorage, AK No workers were injured nor oil spilled when an exploratory well being used by a new company at Alaska's North Slope had an apparent blow-out involving drilling mud on February 15, The Associated Press reported.
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Planes Collide Over Alaska leaving Four Dead

Planes Collide Over Alaska leaving Four Dead July 31, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Trapper Creek, AK Two single-engine float airplanes collided in mid-air Saturday afternoon near Trapper Creek, Alaska, killing four people. The pilot of the second plane (the only person aboard) made an emergency landing in Anchorage. This is the second airplane crash in Alaska this month.
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Del Monte Recalls Cantaloupes Because Of Possible Salmonella Panama Contamination

March 23, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. (“Del Monte Fresh”) of Coral Gables, Florida is recalling 4,992 cartons of cantaloupes, each containing 4 plastic mesh sleeves with 3 cantaloupes per sleeve, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Panama, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella Panama often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella Panama can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
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Oil Field Accident in Alaska Spills 1,890 Gallons

Oil Field Accident in Alaska Spills 1,890 Gallons January 14, 2011. By Charles Benson.
North Slope, AK An oil field accident in Alaska recently spilled an estimated 1,890 gallons of drilling fluid, according to state regulators.
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Clover and Clover Mix Sprout Products Recalled due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

January 3, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC Sprouters Northwest, Inc. of Kent, WA, is recalling all of its clover and clover mix products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
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Chantix User: Chantix Led to Violent Outbursts

Chantix User: Chantix Led to Violent Outbursts September 13, 2010. By Heidi Turner.
Decatur AK Kerri C. says when she started taking Chantix two months ago, she had no idea about the smoking cessation drug's side effects, which reportedly include violent acts and suicidal thoughts and actions. Since she started taking Chantix, Kerri says she has had terrible nightmares, thoughts of suicide and aggressive behavior.
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Survivors found in Dillingham Plane Crash

Survivors found in Dillingham Plane Crash August 12, 2010. By Jane Mundy.
Dillingham, AK: Four survivors have been rescued from the small plane crash near Dillingham, AK on Monday, August 9th. Sadly, five others, including former Sen. Ted Stevens, were found dead. The National Transportation Safety Board officials hiked to the scene Wednesday and began examining the wreckage. They hope to interview the survivors once their medical conditions are stable.
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