Daily Archives: August 12, 2008

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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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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

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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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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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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

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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Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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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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Pradaxa Associated with more Complications than Warfarin, According to Early Study Findings

Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.

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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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