Daily Archives: August 12, 2008

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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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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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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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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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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

The first test trials in the federal C.R. Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh litigation will most likely start next year, according to a report from Bloomberg News. About 600 lawsuits involving Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are currently pending in the multidistrict litigation underway Charleston, West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...

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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & 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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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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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

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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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