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April 2006 Archives

Vioxx® Use Led to Heart Attack

Merck Loses Texas Vioxx® Case RIO GRANDE CITY, TX -- April 28, 2006 -- In a closely watched Texas case, a jury returned a verdict of $32 million in favor of the family of Leonel Garza, a 71-year-old retiree who died of a heart attack after taking the painkiller Vioxx®...

Tobacco Associated with Damage to Pancreas

Smoking Linked to Diabetes BIRMINGHAM, AL -- April 21, 2006 -- Smoking and exposure to passive or secondhand smoke may increase the risk of developing diabetes, according to a recent study (BMJ 2006 Apr 7). Among smokers, the risk of diabetes increased as the tobacco dose increased. Researchers analyzed the...

Many Homes Built Before 1978 Contain Lead Paint

Fight Against Lead Paint Poisoning Continues in Maine and Elsewhere AUGUSTA, MAINE -- April 7, 2006 -- After Sandra Roseberry's child developed lead poisoning from paint in their home, she began a campaign for lead paint removal. Joining with other parents, environmentalists and consumers, she asked the state to file...