Monthly Archives: June 2008

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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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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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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk

Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk, Study Suggests

A new study has linked the use of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), an injectable type of birth control, to an increased risk of HIV infection.

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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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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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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

The first test trials in the federal C.R. Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh litigation will most likely start next year, according to a report from Bloomberg News. About 600 lawsuits involving Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are currently pending in the multidistrict litigation underway Charleston, West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...

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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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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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