Monthly Archives: August 2006

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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution

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The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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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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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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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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British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System

British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System for Infection Risk

The MHRA announced the recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys wound care devices - risk of maceration, infection, loss of negative pressure, or unrecognized bleeding in wounds.

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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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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

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Cardinal Stops Production of Defective Drug Pump after FDA has U.S. Marshalls Confiscate Devices

Cardinal Health announced that it stopped production of four < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/alaris_infusion_pumps">Alaris drug infusion pumps. The announcement came after the FDA requested that U.S. marshals confiscate 1,300 devices out of the company’s San Diego facility on Friday. The Alaris pumps, which … Continue reading

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Workers Exposed to Lead are 50 Percent More Likely to Die from Brain Cancer than those not Exposed

Occupational exposure to lead dramatically increases the risk of devloping and dying from brain cancer, according to a report published in the International Journal of Cancer. The report by leading epidemiologists analyzed over 300,000 workers and found the riskiest occupations … Continue reading

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Bausch & Lomb ReNu with MoistureLoc Recall History

ReNu with MoistureLoc was removed from the market after the CDC discovered numberous cases of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/fungal_keratitis">fusarium keratitis were linked to the product. The recall has slowed the outbreak of the fungal eye infection but it is estimated that MoistureLoc … Continue reading

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Internal Memos on Hormone Replacement Therapy Drugs Prempro and Premarin May Hurt Wyeth

Wyeth may have known as early as the 1970’s that its hormone replacement drug, which later became Prempro, was associated with a high rate of breast cancer. According to recent published reports, Wyeth researchers saw cancer risks associated with hormone-replacement … Continue reading

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Important Mesothelioma Research Foundation Receives Federal Funding

For the first time ever, federal funds have been given to a nonprofit group dedicated to eradicating < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/mesothelioma">mesothelioma. The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation), said it received  federal research funding from the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical … Continue reading

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Study Finds Use of Common Painkillers in First Trimester May Cause Birth Defects

A study published in the journal, Birth Defects Research Part B found that the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) during the first trimester of pregnancy can cause congenital < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/birth_defects">birth defects. NSAIDs are commonly used pain medications that include … Continue reading

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Woman Injured by Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch Files Suit

A 34 year-old Idaho woman that was diagnosed with a severe pulmonary embolism after using the Ortho Evra birth control patch filed a lawsuit against the drugs manufacturer Ortho Mc-Neil Pharmaceutical, Inc. The woman used < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ortho_Evra_Patch">Ortho Evra for less … Continue reading

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CDC Report on ReNu with MoistureLoc May Exacerbate Legal Problems for Bausch & Lomb

CDC researchers believe that the global recall of Bausch & Lomb’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/renu_contact_solution">ReNu with MoistureLoc has stopped the outbreak of fusarium keratitis, a serious fungal eye infection. However, the CDC report stated that poor hygiene was not the sole cause … Continue reading

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One-Third of Infected ReNu with MoistureLoc Users Needed Corneal Transplants

A research report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that one-third of patients with a serious eye infection associated with Bausch & Lomb’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/renu_contact_solution">ReNu with Moistureloc contact-lens solution had such severe infections that they had … Continue reading

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Glaxo Adds Black Box Warning ADHD Drug Dexedrine

GlaxoSmithKline Plc has added a black box warning about possible heart risks to its popular ADHD drug < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/dexedrine">Dexedrine. The drug’s packaging will also include information about possible psychiatric adverse events, like hallucinations and mania, linked to stimulants, according to … Continue reading

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