Daily Archives: June 17, 2005

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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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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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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

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The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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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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J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled - Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled Over Potential Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, has recalled a specific lot of its J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food over potential contamination with the dangerous, Listeria monocytogenes pathogen.

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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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Government Penalizes 721 Hospitals for High Rates of Infections, Injuries

Medicare is reducing payments to 721 hospitals, one out of every seven hospitals in the nation, for having high rates of “hospital-acquired” conditions (HAC.

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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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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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STUDY SUGGESTS ADOLESCENT ACNE MAY HELP PROTECT MEN FROM HEART DISEASE IN ADULTHOOD

In a study of medical records of 11,232 students between 1948 and 1968, whose later health was traced through the National Health Service Registry, researchers from the University of Bristol (UK) found men who reported a history of acne as … Continue reading

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SERIOUS QUESTIONS NOW RAISED BY THE UNEXPECTED AND UNEXPLAINED $120 BILLION REDUCTION IN THE DAMAGES DEMANDED BY THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IN ITS CIVIL RACKETEERING CASE AGAINST THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY

Now that the post-trial dust has settled a bit, serious questions are being raised as to just what motivated the dramatic and unexpected last-minute shift in the government’s position with respect to the amount of damages it was seeking in … Continue reading

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SURVEY SHOWS A NUMBER OF NEGATIVE ATTITUDES EXIST TOWARDS SMOKING AND SMOKERS IN THE WORKPLACE

In a nationwide survey of 1,143 people in Australia, it was clear that smoking and smokers in the workplace are not looked on favorably for a number of reasons. Some of the more interesting attitudes the recruitment firm Talent2 found … Continue reading

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WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL (AND ONE-TIME LOBBYIST FOR OIL INDUSTRY), WHO EDITED GOVERNMENT CLIMATE REPORTS ON GLOBAL WARNING, HIRED BY EXXON MOBIL

Two days after the New York Times obtained documents that revealed he had repeatedly edited scientific reports to downplay and cast doubt on the link between greenhouse gas emissions and global warming, Philip A. Cooney resigned as chief of staff … Continue reading

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INTERNAL FORD DOCUMENT SHOWS 16 MILLION VEHICLES REMAIN EQUIPPED WITH FAULTY ELECTRICAL SWITCH ALREADY RESPONSIBLE FOR 559 FIRES

In its ongoing investigation of fires linked to faulty cruise control shut off switches in Ford vehicles, CNN is reporting that despite the fact that Ford is aware of 16 million 1992 to 2003 vehicles at risk, only slightly over … Continue reading

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FDA ISSUES WARNING TO ELI LILLY WITH RESPECT TO TELEVISION AD FOR STRATTERA, A DRUG USED TO TREAT ADHD (ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER)

In a letter to Eli Lilly, the FDA has warned the pharmaceutical giant that its television advertisement for Strattera “is false or misleading because it inadequately communicates the indication for Strattera and minimizes the risk associated with Strattera.”The FDA found, … Continue reading

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