Daily Archives: August 7, 2008

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

E. District of Missouri denied motion to dismiss conspiracy claims. Lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to misrepresent true dangers with use of talcum powder.

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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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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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Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled - Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled Over Potential Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, has recalled a specific lot of its J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food over potential contamination with the dangerous, Listeria monocytogenes pathogen.

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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

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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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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Baxter Under Fire Again, This Time for False Advertising

U.S. regulators are criticizing Baxter International Inc.’s promotion for the bleeding treatment FEIBA VH.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says the promotion misleads doctors about the drug’s safety and effectiveness. A “clinical thank you email” submitted for review … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Improper Nursing Home Evictions Put Elderly at Risk

In an attempt to save money, nursing homes all over the country are evicting their most vulnerable residents.  According to The Wall Street Journal, formal complaints about nursing-home discharge practices have doubled over the past decade, making it the second … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Nursing Home Abuse |

Confirmed Canadian E. coli Cases Up

Yesterday we reported on yet another E. coli outbreak emerging in Canada.  Now, the number of confirmed cases of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_O157_H7">E. coli infection among people who ate at the University of Guelph late last month has reached seven, with six … Continue reading

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

Mexico Questions FDA Salmonella Findings

Mexico is denying blame for a massive < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 1300 people in the U.S.  The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has blamed that outbreak on jalapeno and Serrano peppers from a farm in the … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Legal News, Salmonella |

Sandwich Recall Adds Listeria to the Growing Food Borne Contaminations Under Investigation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA’s FSIS) just announced that individually packaged ready-to-eat chicken and turkey sandwiches, manufactured by DBC, Inc.—which also does business as World Class Canapés—and sold in the state of Massachusetts are … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Legal News, Listeria |

Mississippi River Oil Spill Barge Emptied, Ready for Removal

The barge responsible for the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Mississippi_River_Oil_Spill">Mississippi River oil spill has finally been drained of most of its remaining oil, and salvage crews have now been cleared to remove the wreckage.  In all, 165,000 gallons of oil have been recovered … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

E. coli Source in Boy Scout Outbreak Traced to S&S Foods, Recall Issued

It seems that health authorities may have located the source of the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_O157_H7">E. coli outbreak that sickened 18 at the Goshen Boy Scout camp located in Virginia’s Blue Ridge mountains.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection … Continue reading

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Infant Cold Medicines Implicated in Deaths

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Over-the-counter cold medicines have been linked to the deaths of 10 infants in Arizona, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics.   The study gives new credence to a recent Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warning that … Continue reading

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