Daily Archives: June 4, 2005

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Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Long Island, New York Auto Shop

Two men were found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a Holbrook, New York, auto-detailing shop Thursday night, Suffolk County police say.

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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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Actos Side Effects Lawyers Says Whistleblower Revelations Could Boost Bladder Cancer, Heart Failure Lawsuits

An attorney with a prominent personal injury law firm says an Actos whistleblower lawsuit filed earlier this year could strengthen legal claims alleging the type 2 diabetes medication caused some users to develop bladder cancer and heart failure.

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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk

Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk, Study Suggests

A new study has linked the use of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), an injectable type of birth control, to an increased risk of HIV infection.

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WITH OBESITY OUT OF CONTROL HERE AND IN SEVERAL OTHER DEVELOPED NATIONS, EXPERTS URGE THAT IT MUST BE TREATED AS A DISEASE AND AN INVESTIGATION BY THE CDC SEEMS TO BE DOING JUST THAT

Before its four-day congress of 2,000 experts from 80 countries, Professor Constantine Tsigos, chairman of the 14th European Congress on Obesity, made it very clear that obesity is not a health crisis affecting over 300 million people worldwide. He stressed … Continue reading

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EXPERTS SAY A MAJORITY OF TYPE 2 DIABETICS ARE SIMPLY PLAYING WITH FIRE WHEN IT COMES TO KEEPING THEIR BLOOD SUGAR UNDER CONTROL

The complications of Type 2 diabetes are frightening and even deadly. The nationís sixth largest killer also takes a heavy toll in terms of kidney failure, blindness, and amputations of feet and legs. Despite this fact, experts estimate that two-thirds … Continue reading

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THE AVAILABILITY OF HOME DRUG TESTS RAISES A QUESTION OF TRUST VERSUS SAFETY FOR PARENTS OF TEENAGERS

Every parent worries about their childís safety. The worry only increases as a child reaches adolescence and is exposed to peer pressure to experiment with alcohol and drugs. On the other hand, most parents would agree that it is important … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News |

REPORT FINDS THAT CHEMICAL IN GRAPES AND OTHER FRUITS INHIBITS REPRODUCTION OF FLU VIRUSES

A study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases found that resveratrol, a chemical found in grapes and other fruits significantly inhibited the reproduction of influenza viruses in cell cultures and mice. Resveratrol is an antioxidant that is known to … Continue reading

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HIGH-DOSE GLUCOCORTICOIDS (STEROIDS) AND HIGH TOTAL CHOLESTEROL FOUND TO INFLUENCE THE OCCURRENCE OF VERTBRAL FRACTURES IN PREMENOPAUSAL WOMEN INDEPENDENT OF BONE MINERAL DENSITY (BMD

A study by Dr. Shunichi Kumagai of Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine suggests a link between treatment with high-dose glucocorticoids (steroids) for autoimmune diseases and the occurrence of vertebral fractures in premenopausal women that is independent of bone mineral … Continue reading

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REPORT EMPHASIZES THE DANGERS OF SECONDHAND SMOKE

There is no longer much doubt about the fact that secondhand cigarette smoke is an extremely dangerous substance to those exposed to it for even short durations. Now, a report in the journal Circulation drives the point home with a … Continue reading

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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND TWOíS COMPANY ANNOUNCE RECALL OF 18,000 SHELL CANDLES FOR POTENTIAL FIRE AND BURN HAZARD

The CPSC, in cooperation with Two’s Company Inc., of Mount Vernon, New York, has announced a voluntary recall of 18,000 Sea Urchin Shell Candles manufactured in the Philippines. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately. These candles can burn at … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

FDA ANNOUNCES VOLUNTARY RECALL OF THREE VARIETIES OF CHILDRENíS TYLENOL AS A RESULT OF CONFUSING DOSING INFORMATION

McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals has voluntarily recalled all lots of three varieties of childrenís TYLENOL as a result of package information which "may be confusing and could lead to improper dosing, including over-dosing." The recall includes all lots and … Continue reading

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VICTIMS GROUP ASSAILS SENATE ASBESTOS COMPENSATION FUND BILL AS INADEQUATE AND NOTHING MORE THAN A "CORPORATE BAILOUT"

The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted bill S.852 out of committee. By a 13-5 vote, the legislation that would establish a 30-year, $140 billion asbestos victimsí compensation trust fund was cleared for action by the full Senate where a number … Continue reading

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CORRECTION: MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS DRUG (TYSABRI) MAY HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR FOURTH CASE OF RARE BRAIN DISEASE

Yesterday, we reported that the FDA had been informed by Biogen Idec Inc. that a fourth person may have died from a rare and often fatal brain disease known as progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) after short-term treatment with its embattled … Continue reading

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