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Parker Waichman Representing Another Louisiana Plaintiff in Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

A Louisiana man has become the latest to claim that his taking the type 2 diabetes drug Actos resulted in developing bladder cancer. He has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese manufacturer of the drug and the marketer of it in the U.S., claiming they failed to warn about this ...

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Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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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 ...

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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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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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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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Doctors, Health Officials Confused By Latest Contact Lens Infections

Acanthamoeba keratitis a potentially blinding eye infection caused scrambling doctors and health officials this weekend to try and find out the reason for the outbreak which resembles a similar one that took place last year. < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/complete_moistureplus_lens_solution">Complete MoisturePlus manufactured by … Continue reading

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Reiter’s Syndrome Another Worry for Consumers of Contaminated Peter Pan Peanut Butter

Add to the list one more thing folks have to worry about if they consumed salmonella-infected Peter Pan peanut butter: < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/reiters_syndrome">Reiter’s Syndrome, a potentially debilitating and chronic form of reactive arthritis. Reiter’s, pronounced ri’terz, can affect people who have … Continue reading

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Another Gonzales Aide Leaves the DOJ

So far, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has survived the firestorm that has surrounded him for the past couple of months regarding the potentially politically motivated terminations of several U.S. attorneys. However, the scandal continues to claim the jobs of several … Continue reading

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Study: No Link Between Abortion and Breast Cancer

Crucial new research has failed to discover a link between induced or spontaneous abortions (miscarriages) and the incidence of breast cancer in pre-menopausal women. According to researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Public … Continue reading

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Study: New Blood Pressure Drug Ineffective

A study published in this month’s American Journal of Hypertension called into question the effectiveness of a new blood-pressure drug known as aliskiren. Dr. Jean E. Sealey of New York Presbyterian Hospital and Dr. John H. Laragha at the Weill … Continue reading

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FDA Panel Highlights Safety Concerns of Anemia Drugs in Cancer Patients

In a high-profile meeting this week, an expert panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) raised significant concerns about the use of the anemia drug erythropoietin in treating cancer patients. According to the findings of the Oncologic Drugs … Continue reading

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NASA: Summer Temperatures to Rise Dramatically

Scientists at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) concluded that average high summer temperatures in the eastern United States may rise by as much as 10 degrees by the 2080s. The culprit: greenhouse gases. To reach their conclusions, researchers … Continue reading

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Makers of OxyContin Slapped with $600 Million Penalty

Today, the dangers of addiction and abuse associated with the powerful narcotic < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/oxycontin">OxyContin are well-established and well-known. However, when the drug was introduced to the market 11 years ago by Purdue Pharma and its parent, Purdue Frederick Co., it … Continue reading

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Clinton Foundation Strikes Deal for Lower-Cost Generic AIDS Drugs in Developing World

The William J. Clinton Foundation announced this week that it has reached a deal with two pharmaceutical manufacturers that will significantly reduce the cost of certain generic AIDS drugs in the developing world. The deal applies to 16 formulations of … Continue reading

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British Study: Artificial Food Additives Linked to Children’s Behavioral Problems

In a new study that may have major implications for the food industry, scientists at the University of Southampton have found what they believe is a definitive link between artificial food additives and hyperactivity and restlessness in young children. The … Continue reading

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