Daily Archives: August 1, 2008

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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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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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Geodon the antipsychotic drug can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction

Geodon can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction, FDA Warns

The FDA has required a new warning label for the antipsychotic drug Geodon (ziprasidone) to include the risk of a potentially fatal skin reaction.

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Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

The NYS attorney general’s office has accused four national retailers of selling fraudulent dietary supplements.

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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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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from TheHeart.org. An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

DeflateGate’s-Effects-Impact-Legal-Gambling-and-the-Economy

The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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Urgent Recall: All Lots of Viapro 375 mg Capsules

In the second such recall we are reporting on this week, EG Labs, LLC, announced today that it is conducting a nationwide voluntary recall of all lots of Viapro, a supplement sold in 375mg capsules. EG Labs initiated the recall … Continue reading

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E. coli Outbreak Sickens 13 Boy Scouts

Health officials confirmed that 13 boys have fallen ill with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_O157_H7">E. coli bacterial infections while at a Scout camp in Goshen, Virgina last week.  Two have been hospitalized and officials are concerned that more may become ill with the … Continue reading

Posted in E. Coli, Food Poisoning, Legal News |

House and Senate Approve Tough Product Safety Law

We have been reporting on legislation to increase government regulation of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">consumer products, including toys, and bans on some toxic chemicals, such as lead.  And, while there have been concerns that President Bush may lean toward a veto, earlier … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Legal News, Product Recalls |

Agriculture Commissioner Condemns FDA’s Handling of Salmonella Outbreak

Florida’s agriculture commissioner, Charles Bronson, sharply criticized the way in which the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) handled the recent and widespread < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella outbreak that sickened over 1,300 and cost American tomato growers over $300 million.  At a … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Legal News, Salmonella |

Doctor Who Released Cancer Advisory Plans Large Cell Phone Study

Dr. Ronald Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and UPMC Cancer Centers, very recently made headlines by issuing a staff advisory on the potential < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/diseases">cancer risks of cell phone use.  Now Herberman is looking to create … Continue reading

Posted in Cell Phones & Cancer, Cellular Phone, Legal News |

Desmopressin Nasal Spray Linked to Seizures in Australia

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Desmopressin_seizures">Desmopressin intranasal spray has been linked to seizures in at least a dozen Australian patients, seven of which were children.  Desmopressin nasal spray is often used to treat bedwetting in children. Desmopressin is a hormone taken through the nose, … Continue reading

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Salvage of Mississippi River Oil Spill Barge to Start Tomorrow

Crews will begin the process to remove the sunken barge from the Mississippi River that was responsible for the worst New Orleans < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Mississippi_River_Oil_Spill">oil spill in a decade.  It will likely take days to remove remaining oil from the barge … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

Vytorin – Cancer Link Draws Congressional Scrutiny

Lawmakers on a congressional committee want to see the results of a new study that indicated patients taking < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vytorin">Vytorin might be at a higher risk of cancer.  That study, known as SEAS, was given to the Food & Drug … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Alleges Lawnmower Horsepower Fraud

A class action lawsuit was recently filed in New Jersey charging that manufacturers of lawnmowers have purposely misstated horsepower valuations on their products in order to justify higher prices.   The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Lawnmower_Horsepower_Fraud">lawnmower horsepower fraud class action lawsuit alleges that the … Continue reading

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Tysabri Linked to More Cases of PML

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/tysabri">Tysabri has been implicated in two more cases of a deadly brain infection, raising new concerns about the safety of the multiple sclerosis drug. Tysabri was taken off the market once already after three patients developed the brain infection, … Continue reading

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