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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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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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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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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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Actos Side Effects Lawyers Says Whistleblower Revelations Could Boost Bladder Cancer, Heart Failure Lawsuits

An attorney with a prominent personal injury law firm says an Actos whistleblower lawsuit filed earlier this year could strengthen legal claims alleging the type 2 diabetes medication caused some users to develop bladder cancer and heart failure.

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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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Citigroup Threatened with Auction Rate Securities Lawsuit

Citigroup’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/auction_rate_fraud">auction rate securities business will likely be the next target of New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo has already sued investment bank UBS for its handling of auction rate securities, and last week threatened to take … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Stock Fraud |

Department of Justice Probing Bile-Duct Stent Marketing

Johnson & Johnson disclosed, in a regulatory filing yesterday, that its Cordis subsidiary received a subpoena regarding marketing practices concerning < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/cordis_precise_rx_stent">stent devices that are implanted to open bile ducts—biliary stents—carrying digestive fluids to the intestines.  The subpoena was received … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Legal News |

Autostart Remote Starters Recalled in United States and Canada

Autostart has recalled several of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">remote starter products in the U.S. and Canada.  According to the company, it has received consumer reports that under certain conditions, the affected units could unintentionally start the vehicle’s engine without the driver’s … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Legal News, Product Recalls |

Chips and Fries Carcinogen to be Reduced Over Three Years

Did you know that some of your favorite potato chips and French fry snacks contain < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">cancer-causing chemicals?  In a settlement announced late last week by the California state attorney general’s office, four food firms have agreed to lower levels … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

Boy Scout Official Confirms Ground Beef Positive for E. coli

Alan Lambert, Scout Executive for the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America has reported that beef at the Goshen Boy Scouts camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia has tested positive for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_O157_H7">E. coli … Continue reading

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

Protonix Investigation Yields Subpoenas

A grand jury in Massachusetts investigating Wyeth’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/protonix">Protonix medication has issued the drug maker several subpoenas. The grand jury is probing Wyeth’s marketing and pricing of the heartburn drug. The Massachusetts Protonix inquiry has been going on since 2005.  … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

New York Dairy Stops Sales After Listeria Found in Another Raw Milk Farm

In yet another case where < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria monocytogenes was discovered in raw milk, Autumn Valley Farm in Worcester, New York, has voluntarily suspended raw milk sales directly to consumers until follow-up sampling indicates the raw milk is free of pathogens.  … Continue reading

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

Nebraska Beef Multi-State E. coli Outbreak Continues

News releases all over the country are reporting that six more people have fallen ill with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_O157_H7">E. coli, this time in Massachusetts.  All six were infected with deadly E. coli strain 0157:H7, the most virulent of the strains.  Meanwhile, … Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, E. Coli, Legal News |

Crews Ready to Move Part of Mississippi River Oil Spill Barge

Crews have emptied the barge responsible for last month’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Mississippi_River_Oil_Spill">Mississippi River oil spill of its remaining oil, and could remove a large chunk of the vessel from the river at some point today. The sunken barge was involved in … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

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