Monthly Archives: June 2005

Featured Stories

U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

Read More

Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Brain Tumor

Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Increased Brain Tumor Risk

A study of Danish women of reproductive age suggests that long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors.

Read More

Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

Read More

Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

Read More

Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

Read More

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.

Read More

Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

Read More

Pradaxa Associated with more Complications than Warfarin, According to Early Study Findings

Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.

Read More

THE CONSUMER PROTECTION SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) ANNOUNCES ROSE ART INDUSTRIES TO PAY $300,000 PENALTY FOR FAILING TO REPORT SERIOUS BURN HAZARD TO CHILDREN FROM SOAP MAKING KIT

The CPSC has announced the following provisional settlement with Rose Art Industries, a toy and art materials manufacturer, for failing to report important product safety information to the Commission. The settlement will impose a $300,000 penalty against Rose Art, of … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

COMPLAINTS MADE TO JAPANESE PROSECUTORS AGAINST ASTRAZENECA BY FAMILIES OF CANCER PATIENTS WHO DIED AFTER TAKING THE LUNG CANCER DRUG IRESSA

Iressa (gefitinib) was approved by the FDA on May 5, 2003 “as a single agent treatment for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the most common form of lung cancer in the U.S. Iressa was reviewed and approved … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News |

STUDY SUGGESTS CHILDREN WITH NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISEASE MAY BE AT HIGHER RISK FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES, AND VICE VERSA

A study of 237 children with type 2 diabetes done at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and published in the June issue of Pediatric Diabetes, strongly suggests a link between that disease and previously diagnosed neuropsychiatric disease (NPD).The study showed … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News |

TESTS SHOW SOME HIV DRUGS BLOCK GROWTH OF MALARIA-CAUSING PARASITES

Researchers at University of Queensland (Australia) have found that antiretroviral HIV drugs known as protease inhibitors stopped the parasite that causes malaria from growing. Moreover, the drugs also worked on strains of the parasite that had developed resistance to common … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News |

DISCOVERY OF CARCINOGENIC CHEMICAL IN ORGANICALLY RAISED CHINOOK SALMON RESULTS IN SUSPENSION OF SALES FROM SECOND CANADIAN FISH FARM THAT SHIPS TO THE U.S.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) scientists have found malachite green, a known carcinogen, in organically raised Chinook salmon in a second fish farm (Creative Salmon) on Vancouver Island.The chemical, which was once used to kill fungus in fish eggs, was … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News |

MASSIVE DRUG RECALL OF ABLE LABORATORIESí ENTIRE PRODUCT LINE REMAINS SHROUDED IN MYSTERY ONE MONTH LATER

Although several millions of doses of numerous generic prescriptions drugs were unexpectedly pulled from the market in a massive drug recall over one month ago, neither the FDA nor the manufacturer have come forward with any information to explain the … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News |

DISTURBING STUDY FINDS VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES TRIGGER THE SAME BRAIN RESPONSES AS THOSE OBSERVED DURING ACTS OF REAL AGGRESSION AND WHILE IMAGINING VIOLENT BEHAVIOR

For years the evidence has been mounting that children and adolescents with aggressive tendencies are susceptible to the increasingly violent images in video games and on television. Less than two weeks ago a new study even suggested that these extremely … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News |

BRAZIL THREATENS TO BREAK PATENT ON ANTI-AIDS DRUG UNLESS ABBOTT LABORATORIES LOWERS THE PRICE TO MAKE IT AFFORDABLE

At a time when drug prices are soaring to the point where the average person can no longer afford them, the Brazilian government is actually threatening to do something about it.Brazilian Health Minister Humberto Costa has announced that the price … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News |

THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND TARGET CORP. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF 230,000 ìBIRCH AND BARK CANDLESî FOR FIRE AND BURN HAZARD

The CPSC, in cooperation with Target Corp. of Minneapolis, Minnesota, has announced a voluntary recall of 230,000 Birch and Bark Candles manufactured in China. Consumers should stop using the recalled product immediately.The birch and bark surrounding the candles can ignite, … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

THE PROBLEM OF BOGUS DRUGS BECOMING A SERIOUS HEALTH THREAT AS CANADIAN AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATE FIVE DEATHS LINKED TO FAKE DRUGS DISPENSED BY PHARMACY IN HAMILTON, ONTARIO

As previously reported, the FDA and federal law enforcement authorities are becoming increasingly concerned with the sale of counterfeit drugs over the Internet and at pharmacies in Mexican border towns. Although the operators of several Internet (and mail-order) operations have … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News |

© 2005-2019 Parker Waichman LLP ®. All Rights Reserved.