Daily Archives: August 4, 2008

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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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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

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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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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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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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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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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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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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Colorado Man Suing Wal-Mart for Pepper Poisoning

According to a recent Washington Post article, Colorado man Brian Grubb, is suing Wal-Mart and an unnamed supplier because of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella poisoning he suffered after consuming jalapeño peppers bought from Wal-Mart that were tainted with the same strain of … Continue reading

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ATV Coalition Applauds CPSC Improvement Act

Part of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (H.R. 4040) that we have been reporting on and that was passed by the House of Representatives July 30, includes an < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/yamaha_rhino_rollover">ATV safety provision that creates a mandatory safety … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Legal News |

Levitronix Recalls CentriMag Extracorporeal Blood Pumping System

Levitronix has issued a Class I recall for its CentriMag Extracorporeal Blood Pumping System and Primary & Backup Consoles. The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">defective medical device was distributed from the manufacturer in Switzerland to distributors world-wide including the United States. The company … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Legal News |

Merck’s Manufacturing Problems at Gardasil Factory May be Easing, but There Are Still Problems

Not too long ago, Merck received a Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warning letter citing good manufacturing practice violations at its vaccine operations in West Point, Pennsylvania following an inspection that cited 49 Form 483 observations.  Among the products made … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

The Pill Raises Cervical Cancer Risk

A recent study states that women who use < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">birth control pills have an increased risk of developing cervical cancer.  Although the risk does fall once the pill is stopped—the risk returns to that of “never-users” within ten years of … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Maker of Defective Digitek Recalls All Generic Drugs Made at New Jersey Factory

Actavis Totowa, the maker of defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/digitek_recall">Digitek download Alamo, The tablets, has announced a recall of all generic drugs manufactured at its plant in Little Falls, New Jersey. According to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) notice, the recall … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Scout E. coli Update: Numbers of Ill Rising and Camp Closed

Although official reports vary, the recent < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_O157_H7">E. coli outbreak at the Boy Scout camp in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, has sickened somewhere between 15 and 18 people with at least 15 boy and cub scouts and one adult confirmed … Continue reading

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Mississippi River Oil Spill Barge Ignored Warnings Moments Before Collision

The pilot of the barge involved in last month’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Mississippi_River_Oil_Spill">Mississippi River oil spill had received repeated warnings to get out of the way moments before it collided with another vessel.  According to radio transmissions released by the Coast Guard, … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

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