Daily Archives: August 8, 2008

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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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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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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...

Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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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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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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Group Lists Cities with Most Dirty Restaurants

A new report entitled “Dirty Dining” that was issued by the consumer group the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has ranked 20 U.S. cities for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">restaurant health.  Austin, Texas, and Boston hold the worst rankings; Tucson, … Continue reading

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New York Physician Misconduct Bill Now Law

Under a bill that was just signed into law yesterday by New York Governor David A. Paterson, physicians who are charged with misconduct or < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/medical_malpractice">malpractice can now be publicly identified.  Also as part of the law, the state Department … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News |

Study Confirms Vioxx and Bextra Dangers

Another study has confirmed that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/bextra">Bextra increase the risk of having a stroke.  Both Bextra and Vioxx were removed from the market because of their association with heart attacks and stroke. This latest study, which looked … Continue reading

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Banks Lining Up to Settle Auction Rate Securities Charges

Since yesterday, two large investment banks- Citigroup and UBS – have agreed to buy back billions of dollars worth of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/auction_rate_fraud">auction rate securities they sold to investors when the market for the vehicles was on the verge of collapse.  … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Stock Fraud |

Simvastatin and Amiodarone Linked to Possibly Fatal Muscle Disease

The combination of simvastatin and amiodarone, an anti-arrhythmia medication, has been linked to a rare muscle condition that can cause kidney damage and death.  The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) first warned against combining the drugs in 2002 because of … Continue reading

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Tysabri Lawsuit to Stay in State Court

A lawsuit over injuries allegedly caused by  the multiple sclerosis drug, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/tysabri">Tysabri, is staying in Massachusetts  state court.  The decision in the  Tysabri case is a win for the opponents of federal preemption theory, which holds that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/tysabri">Food … Continue reading

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Cipro Tendon Injury Still Plagues Anthrax Attack Victim

Victims of the 2001 anthrax attacks are still dealing with some difficult health issues.   Surprisingly, their difficulties have nothing to do with the deadly virus itself, but rather were caused by < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/cipro">Cipro, the medicine that was supposed to make … Continue reading

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