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Opioid Painkiller Overdose Cause Thousands of Deaths Each Year

Patients who are prescribed opioid painkillers by their doctor - including drugs such as the fentanyl pain patch, hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, methadone, and morphine - may be at risk of an overdose or other serious...more

Hissey Kientz, LLP warns Duragesic patch users about potential health risks of fentanyl overdose

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is urging the manufacturers of the fentanyl or Duragesic pain patches to address recurring problems with their products that could lead to a potentially fatal overdose. Because of its high...more

Reglan Side Effects Case Reports Nearly Doubled From 2006 To 2008

Recent data from the Food and Drug Administration’s Adverse Event Reporting System reveals that new cases of tardive dyskinesia or other movement disorders reported by users of Reglan (or its generic version, metoclopramide)...more

Hissey Kientz, LLP Warns Duragesic Patch Users About Potential Health Risks of Fentanyl Overdose

Hissey Kientz, LLP wishes to alert patients of the serious and potentially fatal health risks they may face from using the Duragesic (fentanyl) pain patch. Patients who are directly exposed to the gel inside the patch, or who...more

Chrysotile Asbestos as a Cause of Mesothelioma

A description of the link between exposure to chrysotile asbestos and mesothelioma, including diagnostic criteria for making a mesothelioma diagnosis based on asbestos exposure and symptoms....more

Chrysotile Asbestos as a Cause of Mesothelioma

Details the association between exposure to chrysotile asbestos and mesothelioma, including the criteria for making a definitive mesothelioma diagnosis based on history of exposure and symptoms....more

Report on Carcinogens: Asbestos

Information from the Department of Health and Human Services about the carcinogenic effects of asbestos, including diseases linked to asbestos exposure, the history of the use and production of asbestos, and federal...more

National Cancer Institute Mesothelioma Research Report

A comprehensive report by the National Cancer Institute on mesothelioma, including symptoms of the disease, types of mesothelioma, how the disease is diagnosed, and treatment options available for patients....more

1985 Asbestos Waste Management Guidance

Guidelines from the EPA about the management of asbestos waste products including how to transport and dispose of them in order to limit the hazards of asbestos exposure, including mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer....more

WHO Chemicals and Industrial Processes Associated with Cancers in Humans

Information from the WHO linking asbestos exposure with cancer in humans, including mesothelioma. The report finds that workplace asbestos exposure can result in a mesothelioma diagnosis as well as other forms of cancer....more

EPA Chemical Market Input Output Analysis of Selected Chemical to Assess Sources of Environmental Contamination

An examination by the EPA of friction materials such as brake pads and levels of asbestos emissions related to their use....more

The Respiratory Disease Benefit Act

The Respiratory Disease Benefit Act of 1973, designed to provide benefits thousands of industrial workers who suffered from occupationally-related respiratory diseases, including those resulting from asbestos exposure, such...more

1972 OSHA Standard for Exposure to Asbestos

The 1972 OSHA Standard for Exposure to Asbestos, including rules about asbestos exposure, steps to control exposure to asbestos dust, and rules about medical tests for employees who may show signs of an asbestos-related...more

Pulmonary Asbestosis

Case study of an asbestos worker who was diagnosed with asbestosis after being exposed to the mineral for more that seven years. The article also details the early history of the diagnosis of asbestos diseases....more

Pulmonary Asbestosis

Case report of a 30 year old man who was diagnosed with asbestosis after working in an asbestos factory for 13 years. The article also details the history and uses of asbestos and signs for recognizing diseases which are...more

Pulmonary Asbestosis: Report of a Case

Case history of a former asbestos worker who died at age 58 of asbestosis, detailing his history of asbestos exposure and the symptoms of his disease....more

Pulmonary Asbestosis

A summary of the history of asbestos-related diseases, including the first case histories linking asbestos exposure to asbestosis and other diseases, and guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of asbestos diseases....more

Clinics Aspects of Pulmonary Asbestosis

A series of articles published in the British Medical Journal detailing the history of asbestos mines, the diseases and symptoms linked to asbestos diseases, and case histories of workers who had suffered asbestos exposure....more

Fibrosis of the Lungs Due to the Inhalation of Asbestos Dust

Description of the autopsy results of a former asbestos worker who died at age 33 after working with asbestos for twenty years. The case was considered the first to definitively prove a link between asbestos exposure and...more

A Roentgenologic Study of the Effects of Dust Inhalation on the Lungs

Imaging study of the effects of inhaling asbestos and other forms of dust upon workers in various industries and other individuals....more

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