Daily Archives: August 12, 2008

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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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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Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Long Island, New York Auto Shop

Two men were found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a Holbrook, New York, auto-detailing shop Thursday night, Suffolk County police say.

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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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Newly-Filed Plavix Lawsuits Claim Drug Caused Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Cerebral Hemorrhage, and TTP

The manufacturer of Plavix continues to be named in lawsuits alleging the blood thinner caused some patients to suffer from serious bleeding side effects. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix bleeding lawsuits in state court in New York.

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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

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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Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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Vivitrol Linked to Serious Injection Site Reactions, Including Abscesses Needing Surgery

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Vivitrol (generic: naltrexone), a drug used to treat alcohol addiction, has been causing serious injection site reactions, the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned today.  Among the serious problems linked to  are Vivitrol are abscesses requiring surgical drainage. … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Signs A Health Bill with Strong Gifts-to-Doctors Rules

According to a recent Associated Press report, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick just signed a bill created, in part, to help reduce that state’s increasing health care costs.  The bill will require “hospitals and doctors to adopt a statewide electronic records-keeping … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Morgan Stanley Offers to Buy Back Auction Rate Securities

Bowing to pressure from state and federal regulators, Morgan Stanley is the latest investment bank offering to buy back < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/auction_rate_fraud">auction rate securities.  But the New York State Attorney General’s Office, which has been investigating the auction rate securities market … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Stock Fraud |

Drug Firms Want Proposed Accounting Rules Withdrawn

Six of the nation’s top drug makers—Pfizer Inc., Merck & Co., Eli Lilly & Co., Johnson & Johnson, Novartis AG, and Wyeth—sent a letter to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) last week that called for a recall of  proposed … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Watson Recalls Fentanyl Pain Patches Over Leakage Worries

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Fentanyl pain patches are being recalled by Watson Pharmaceuticals because some of them may leak fentanyl gel.  Exposure to fentanyl gel may lead to serious adverse events, including respiratory depression and possible overdose, which may be fatal. Fentanyl is … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Acid Reflux Drugs Linked to Increased Fracture Risk

We have been reporting on drugs such as Prilosec and Nexium—part of a class of drugs called < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Proton_pump_inhibitors">Proton Pump Inhibitors, or PPIs—that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigated for a suspected link between cardiac trouble and PPIs.  … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

As Gardasil Side Effects Climb, Questions Linger About its Effectiveness

Reports of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/gardasil_side_effects">Gardasil side effects – as well as the controversy surrounding the cervical cancer vaccine – continue to grow.  According to an analysis released June 30 by the Washington, D.C.-based public interest group Judicial Watch, there have been … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Stop & Shop Recalls Store Brand Tuna Salad Over Listeria

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company just announced a voluntary recall of both Stop & Shop tuna salad sold in 12 ounce, pre-packaged containers and tuna salad sold at the service deli.  The recall has been initiated over potential contamination … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Legal News, Listeria |

Feds Take Action Against Texas Bus Crash Company, Criminal Charges Possible

Another bus owned by the Texas company involved in a fatal crash last Friday has been ordered out of service by federal safety officials.  Inspectors from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said the bus was not authorized to operate. … Continue reading

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New Listeria Scare Prompts Recall of Hawaii Pork

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) just announced the recall of about 4,535 pounds of pork products in Hawaii because they might be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria monocytogenes. Palama Holdings LLC of Kapolei, Hawaii, initiated … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Legal News, Listeria |

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