Daily Archives: June 10, 2005

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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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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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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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FOLLOW-UP: NEW STRAIN OF SUPERBUG APPEARS TO THRIVE ON DETERGENTS

As we reported earlier this week, a new strain of Clostridium difficile (CD), a common bacterium, has become quite virulent and deadly. At Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire (UK), twelve patients have died and another 300 have been infected with … Continue reading

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STUDY OF RESEARCHERS REVEALS THEY TOO ARE HUMAN AND OFTEN ENGAGE IN QUESTIONABLE CONDUCT WHICH POSES A THREAT TO THE INTEGRITY OF THEIR WORK

It was bound to happen; a study of the researchers who conduct studies. Unfortunately, the results of this study indicate that the integrity of many others may be compromised by questionable conduct on the part of one or more of … Continue reading

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STUDY FINDS THOSE EXPOSED TO HAIR DYES ON A REGULAR BASIS BEFORE 1980 AT GREATER RISK OF DEVELOPING LYMPHOMA

Early hair dyes contained a number of chemicals which were carcinogens. In 1970s, however, a number of these substances were removed from dyes. Unfortunately, many women and some men had already been exposed to these products on a regular basis … Continue reading

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LAWSUIT ALLEGING BLINDNESS FROM TAKING VIAGRA IS FILED IN TEXAS FEDERAL COURT

A federal lawsuit filed by James Thompson in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas seeks monetary damages for the loss of vision allegedly caused by the use of Viagra, Pfizerís blockbuster erectile dysfunction (ED) drug. … Continue reading

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ELI LILLY AGREES TO PAY $690 MILLION TO SETTLE SOME 8,000 CLAIMS REGARDING ITS FAILURE TO ADEQUATELY WARN PATIENTS THAT ITS ANTI-PSYCHOTIC DRUG, ZYPREXA, POSED AN INCREASED RISK OF DIABETES AND HYPERGLYCEMIA

In a surprising move that Eli Lilly�s president, Sidney Taurel, described as being "in the best interest of the company," the pharmaceutical giant agreed to pay up to $690 million into a settlement fund designed to dispose of some 8,000 … Continue reading

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