Monthly Archives: September 2007

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Continue, New Complaint Filed by Tennessee Resident

Actos bladder cancer lawsuits continue, with a new complaint filed by a resident of Tennessee. The national law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, represents the Tennessee man who alleges that Actos caused his bladder cancer.

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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 Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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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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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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Transvaginal Mesh a Nightmare for Thousands of Women

Thousands of women who have received transvaginal mesh surgical implants to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are now living a nightmare, thanks to debilitating pain, bleeding, infection and other serious complications. According to the Sun-Sentinel, many of the women injured by transvaginal mesh claim ...

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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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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 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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Chantix Side Effects Blamed for Musician Carter Albrecht’s Violent Death

There is quit a bit of speculation that the side effects of the ant-smoking drug Chantix might have been responsible for ending Carter Albrecht’s life. Carter Albrecht, a prominent Dallas musician died a violent death earlier this month. In the … Continue reading

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Gadolinium Based Contrast Agents Used in MRIs Get New FDA Black Box Warning

Today, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a “Dear Healthcare Professional” letter to inform practitioners of recent changes to the prescribing information for gadolinium based contrast agents used during Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The letter informs healthcare professionals that … Continue reading

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Latest Toy Recall Involves Nearly 600,000 Lead-Tainted Toys

American consumers have not seen the end of lead-tainted toy recalls. This week, the Consumer Products Safety (CPSC) commission issued 7 separate recall notices for toys made with toxic lead paint and children’s jewelry that contain unlawful levels of lead. … Continue reading

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Topps Frozen Beef E. Coli Outbreak Spreads to 8 States, Sickens 21

E. coli contaminated Topps Meat Company frozen beef has already sickened 21 people around the country, leading federal officials to launch an investigation of the company’s plant and suppliers. Earlier this week, Topps recalled more than 300,000 pounds of frozen … Continue reading

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Avandia Study Says Drug Increases Chance of Heart Failure

Yet another study has found that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/actos">Actos, popular diabetes drugs, raise a patient’s risk for heart failure. These new findings are just the latest to cast doubts on the safety of these medications, which have been … Continue reading

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Poor FDA Oversight of Clinical Trials Puts Patients in Danger

Lax oversight of clinical trials for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">drugs and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">medical devices by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is endangering the lives of millions of people who participate in such studies. A new report says that the FDA has … Continue reading

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FDA Promises Tougher Stance on Unapproved Drugs

More than forty years after a legal loophole allowed thousands of unapproved drugs to stay on the market, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is finally taking steps to crack down. But with even the FDA conceding that it cannot … Continue reading

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Kolcraft Play Yard Kills Infant, Prompting Massive Recall

A Kolcraft Play Yard has been blamed for the death of a 10-month-old boy, prompting the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) to order a recall of 425,000 other defective play yards. The CPSC says that a restraint strap on the … Continue reading

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E. Coli Sickens Six Indiana School Children

Health officials in Indiana are frantically trying to pinpoint the source of E. coli contamination that has left at least six students at one elementary school sick. Four of the victims are known to have been infected with the deadly … Continue reading

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Fentora Side Effects Can Be Fatal, Warns FDA

Fentora, a powerful narcotic pain killer was the subject of a Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Public Health Advisory today. The advisory was issued because the FDA has received reports of deaths and other serious side effects related to Fentora. … Continue reading

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