Monthly Archives: June 2008

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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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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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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FDA Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...

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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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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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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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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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Fires Prompt HP FAX Recall

In its most recent recall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Hewlett Packard, today announced a voluntary < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">recall of its HP Fax 1010 and 1010xi machines because an internal electrical component failure can cause overheating … Continue reading

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CellCept Label Changed to Reflect Risk of PML

The maker of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/cellcept_miscarriage_birth_defects">CellCept, Swiss Drug Maker Roche, has informed healthcare providers that it has modified the “Warnings” and “Adverse Reactions” sections of the CellCept prescribing information to include information on its association with several cases of Progressive Multifocal … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Vioxx Settlement Deadlines Loom

A little over 59,000 people have registered for the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx settlement, and plaintiffs who submitted paperwork early could start seeing initial payments soon.  Meanwhile, two big Vioxx settlement deadlines are on the calendar for next week. Vioxx was approved … Continue reading

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Experts Set to Discuss Autism, Vaccines

Recently, the parents of nine-year-old Hannah Poling won a government settlement out of a federal fund that compensates those injured by vaccines.  In this case, US officials acknowledged that the immunizations worsened an underlying disorder that led to Hannah’s autism-like … Continue reading

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Avandia Debacle Prompts FDA to Consider New Rules for Approving Diabetes Drugs

Federal regulators are mulling over new rules for approving diabetes drugs.  The new regulations the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is considering include requiring that new diabetes drugs have a positive impact on cardiovascular disease and life span.   The push … Continue reading

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Nail Gun Risks Suppressed

In 2002, engineers from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) privately warned < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">nail gun makers that the nail gun industry’s efforts to reduce the rising number of injuries with its tools wouldn’t really work; this, according to recently disclosed … Continue reading

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Lawsuits Coming in Kroger E. Coli Outbreak

At least one person plans on filing a lawsuit after falling ill from eating tainted meat. Zachery Everhart become sick with E. coli in the recent and ongoing multi-state outbreak of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_O157_H7">E. coli poisoning after consuming tainted meat that … Continue reading

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Salmonella Outbreak Has Investigators Stumped, Might Not be Linked Tomatoes

Tomatoes might not actually be the culprit in a multi-state outbreak of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella that has sickened more than 800 people.  What’s worse, whatever is making people sick could still be sitting on grocery store shelves – putting even more … Continue reading

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Cell Phone Cancer Risks Need Further Study

Scientists have still not been able to say whether or not cell phone use increases the chances of developing < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/diseases">cancer or health problems. The uncertainty over the health effects of cell phone use has created a great deal of … Continue reading

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Melamine May Be In Chinese Seafood Imports

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">Melamine has been found in dozens of products exported globally from China and now, it seems, experts are worried that seafood raised on Chinese fish farms might also be tainted with the industrial chemical, said MarketWatchNews, citing a Los … Continue reading

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