Daily Archives: August 18, 2008

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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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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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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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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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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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Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

A car accident on LI left one person dead & two more critically injured. The crash occurred Monday in Deer Park on Straight Path, south of Sagamore Lane.

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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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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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Methadone Overdose a Growing Problem

Once mainly used to treat heroin addiction, Methadone is being prescribed by family doctors, osteopaths, and nurse practitioners for some types of severe pain.  < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Methadone, a synthetic form of opium, is powerful, cheap, and long lasting.  Unfortunately, while it … Continue reading

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Despite Opposing Evidence, FDA Backs Industry and BPA Use

The Washington Post and Associated Press are reporting that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says the highly controversial chemical found in can linings, baby bottles, and other household products does not pose a health hazard when used in food … Continue reading

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Antidepressants May Impact Driving Skills

A new study suggests that taking prescription < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">antidepressants while still highly depressed could impair driving ability.  Study author Holly J. Dannewitz says, “We already know that depression causes concentration problems.  And, now, it appears that people taking antidepressants who … Continue reading

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FDA Warns Some Bantry Bay Mussels Contaminated

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to consumers against eating certain frozen cooked mussel products made by Bantry Bay Seafoods.  The mussels are imported from Ireland and may be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">azaspiracid toxins (AZAs). … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Legal News |

Byetta Linked to Fatal Cases of Necrotizing or Hemorrhagic Pancreatitis

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/byetta_side_effects_pancreatitis">Byetta, a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes, has been linked to hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis, prompting the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a new warning about the side effect. The FDA first notified healthcare providers … Continue reading

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Salmonella Contamination Prompts FDA Import Alerts for Some Mexican Produce Companies

There is more bad news on the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella front, as a new report says that a dozen Mexican produce companies have been put on alert since mid-July after  Food & Drug Administration (FDA) tests detected Salmonella contamination at their … Continue reading

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Auction Rate Securities Buy Backs Leave Out Some Investors

In the past two weeks, several large investment banks have agreed to spend billions to buy back the illiquid < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/auction_rate_fraud">auction rate securities they once marketed as safe, cash equivalent investments. But now, it appears that that the buy back … Continue reading

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Gardasil Suspected in Australian Pancreatitis Cases

Australian regulators have been investigating several cases of pancreatitis that might be linked to the cervical cancer vaccine < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/gardasil_side_effects">Gardasil.  In the U.S., Gardasil has been the subject of numerous side effect reports, but both the Food & Drug Administration … Continue reading

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