Monthly Archives: September 2006

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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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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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System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

Study Finds System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

System for keeping track of dangerous side effects of prescription drugs is flawed because drug makers are submitting incomplete information about problems to the FDA.

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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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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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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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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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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...

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.

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New Ortho Evra Study Could Lead to Additional Lawsuits

The FDA updated the warning label on the Ortho Evra birth control patch after results of a new study found woman using the patch were twice as likely to develop blood clots, than those taking birth control pills. Johnson & … Continue reading

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Louisiana Man Files Lawsuit Against Eli Lilly Alleging Zyprexa Caused Diabetes

A Louisiana man filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against Eli Lilly and Co., claiming he developed diabetes as a result of using the popular atypical antipsychotic drug Zyprexa. The man took Zyprexa for two years and developed severe … Continue reading

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Chemical Castration for Prostate Cancer May Increase Risk of Diabetes and Heart Attack

Men being treated for prostate cancer are commonly given GnRH (gonadotropin-releasing hormone) hormone therapy injections to block the production of testosterone. While the use of these drugs has become a routine part of prostate cancer treatment, a new Harvard study … Continue reading

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Number of E. Coli Cases Reaches 109, Natural Selection Food may face Numerous Lawsuits

The number of E. Coli cases linked to contaminated spinach has reached 109. The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_escherichia_coli">E. coli outbreak has been traced back to Natural Selection Food of Salinas, California, but 34 brands in total have been removed from supermarket shelves. … Continue reading

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Serious Injuries Associated with Non-Physicians Performing Cosmetic Procedures Including Botox Injections and Laser Hair the Removal

The American Society of Dermatological Surgery (ASDS) is warning patients that undergoing cosmetic surgery from untrained, non-physicians, is risky and can lead to serious injury and even death. Cosmetic surgeries and medical procedures, including Botox injections, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, … Continue reading

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UCSD Study Finds Troubling Statin Cholesterol Drugs Side Effects

Cholesterol lowering statin drugs are used by millions of Americans. While the drugs have been long associated with the serious muscle disease < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/rhabdomyolysis">rhabdomyolysis, a new study from the University of California, San Diego has identified other serious side effects … Continue reading

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Tainted Bagged Spinach Kills One, Leaves 50 Others Sick across Eight States

The FDA warned consumers not to eat bagged spinach after a deadly outbreak of E. coli has killed at least one person and left at least 50 others sick. The death occurred in Wisconsin but the outbreak was left people … Continue reading

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New Vioxx Studies Could Cause Merck More Pain

Two new studies each revealed troubling Vioxx safety data, putting pressure on Merck as the latest Vioxx trial is underway. One study linked Vioxx to an increase risk of kidney damage and cardiovascular events, while the other study confirmed the … Continue reading

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Already Linked to Suicide, New Research Links SSRI Antidepressants with Violence

New research has linked antidepressants, known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs, with violent episodes. Researchers found people who took the antidepressant Paxil were twice as likely to have a violent or “hostility event” as those given a placebo. … Continue reading

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Defective Guidant Defibrillators Continue to Haunt Boston Scientific

According to recent SEC filings, Boston Scientific Corp. now faces about 477 individual and 72 class-action lawsuits over recalled Guidant defibrillators. Boston Scientific purchased Guidant earlier this year for $27 billion, after outbidding Johnson & Johnson. Both companies pursued Guidant … Continue reading

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