Monthly Archives: May 2006

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National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...

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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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Research Study Confirms Fracking Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Research Study Confirms Fracking as Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Fracking operation near Poland Township, Ohio, activated a previously unknown fault in the, causing 77 earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 1.0 to 3.0 in March 2014.

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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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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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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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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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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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Man Diagnosed with Fusarium Keratitis After Using ReNu with MoistureLoc Files Lawsuit Against Bausch & Lomb

Parker & Waichman, LLP Announces It Has Filed Suit on Behalf of Man Diagnosed With Fusarium Keratitis in Left Eye After Using ReNu With MoistureLoc Contact Lens Solution Victim Underwent Cornea Transplant, Lensectomy, Capsulectomy, Iris Removal and Multiple Flush-Out Surgeries … Continue reading

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Health Canada Issues Warning of Serious Health Risks Posed By Nasutra, a Non-Prescription Sexual Enhancement Medication

Health Canada has issued a warning to consumers not to use the non-prescription product, Nasutra, because “it has been found to contain the undeclared ingredient sildenafil (chemical name for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/viagra/">ViagraTM) that could lead to serious health risks, especially for … Continue reading

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European Commission Finds Sunscreen Labels Misleading and Potentially Dangerous

The European Commission is claiming precisely what pending lawsuits in California are alleging, namely, that sunscreen labels are not only misleading, but potentially dangerous in that they lead consumers to believe that the products protect tem from skin cancer or … Continue reading

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European Link to Eye Fungus Outbreak Puts Pressure on Investigators and Bausch & Lomb to Find Answers

By Steven DiJoseph Although Bausch & Lomb and the FDA have not ordered a recall of any contact lens solutions other than < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/renu_contact_solution">ReNu With MoistureLoc, the continued spread of Fusarium keratitis cases around the globe raises serious questions as … Continue reading

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Health Canada Issues Warning that Mislabeled Bottles of Sandoz Prednisolone 1% Ophthalmic Suspension Pose a Serious Risk of Eye Damage

Health Canada has issued a warning to consumers not to use Sandoz Prednisolone 1% USP ophthalmic suspension eye drops because of the possibility that the bottles may mistakenly contain Blue Collyrium another product that raises “potentially serious health risks.” The … Continue reading

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FDA Announces Conviction of Two Executives for Fraudulently Selling Unapproved Sterilizing Devices that Led to Blindness in 18 Patients

The FDA is reporting that two executives of AbTox, a Mundelein, Illinois, company have been of “fraudulently selling uncleared surgical sterilizing devices that led to eye damage in eighteen patients, causing them to lose sight in one eye.” Ross Caputo … Continue reading

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CPSC Announces Recall of 104,500 Daisy Slingshots that Pose Risk of Blindness and Other Serious Eye and Facial Injuries

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Daisy Manufacturing Co., of Rogers, Arkansas have announced the voluntary recall of about 104,500“ The Natural” Slingshots manufactured in Taiwan. Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact the Daisy for refund or … Continue reading

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Bausch & Lomb Reeling From CDC Report Now Linking Two of Its Leading Products to Additional Fungal Eye Infections

Bausch & Lomb’s problems just got significantly worse as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has notified the company additional cases of Fusarium keratitis involving contact lens wearers have been linked to another of its leading products. According … Continue reading

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FTC Files Federal Action to Stop Web-Based Companies from Selling Consumers’ Confidential Telephone Records

By a vote of 5-0, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that it has filed federal court complaints “charging five Web-based operations that have obtained and sold consumers’ confidential telephone records to third parties with violating federal law.” http://ftc.gov/opa/2006/05/phonerecords.htm. … Continue reading

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Arizona Governor Vetoes Bill Making It More Difficult to Prove Malpractice Against Emergency Room Personnel

Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, a Democrat, has vetoed a bill that would have raised the burden of proof in medical malpractice cases against emergency room personnel from a “preponderance of the evidence” (anything greater than 50%) to “clear and convincing … Continue reading

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