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Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

E. District of Missouri denied motion to dismiss conspiracy claims. Lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to misrepresent true dangers with use of talcum powder.

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Transvaginal Mesh a Nightmare for Thousands of Women

Thousands of women who have received transvaginal mesh surgical implants to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are now living a nightmare, thanks to debilitating pain, bleeding, infection and other serious complications. According to the Sun-Sentinel, many of the women injured by transvaginal mesh claim ...

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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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Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk

Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk, Study Suggests

A new study has linked the use of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), an injectable type of birth control, to an increased risk of HIV infection.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Wright Medical Inc. took steps in to 2006 to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reject pre-market approval of rival Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham metal-on-metal hip implant. Wright Medical, which makes two metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the Conserve and the Lieneage device, filed a citizen petition ...

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Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine Life-Threatening in Children

Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine can be Life-Threatening in Children, Study Finds

A new study published in Pediatrics suggests that morphine can result in life-threatening respiratory problems when given to children after a tonsillectomy.

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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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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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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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Third Texas Bus Accident This Month

Although the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that Transportes Los Norteños remains in compliance with national transportation statutes, federal regulators are reviewing the carrier after a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/bus_accidents">harrowing accident in Dallas late Wednesday, the second involving the company … Continue reading

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Officials Report Massive Salmonella Outbreak Waning

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the massive, nationwide < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella outbreak that was linked mainly to fresh hot serrano and jalepeno peppers imported from Mexico is ending.  This report was made amid reports that … Continue reading

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Three CPSC Recalls: Wire Splices, Bicycle Forks, and Ventilators

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in collaboration with the firms named below, has issued < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">three separate recalls. About 53,000 Electrical Wire Splices—known as Butt Splice Connectors—manufactured by Molex of Lisle, Illinois were recalled because the splice can fail … Continue reading

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FDA Reform Planned

Federal lawmakers are looking to reform the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">drugs and 80 percent of the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">food Americans eat.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates the other 20 percent of food—generally meat.  … Continue reading

Posted in Botulism, Defective Medical Devices, E. Coli, Food Poisoning, Legal News, Listeria, Pharmaceuticals, Salmonella, Shigella |

FDA to Finally Plan for a National Joint Orthopedic Device Registry

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in the early stages of developing a program to create a national surveillance registry for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">orthopedic device implants.  The registry would enable the FDA to look into independent public and private registries … Continue reading

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Canadian Listeriosis Cases Rising; More Feared

An investigation has revealed that the Canadian who fell ill from < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria monocytogenes was infected with the same strain that killed one person and left several others across Canada ill.  “We cannot confirm that the infection was the result … Continue reading

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To Fight Food Borne Illness, FDA Allows Irradiation of Spinach and Iceberg Lettuce

In the ongoing fight against the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">food borne illnesses that have been plaguing our country, effective today, spinach and iceberg lettuce can irradiated to kill certain such bacteria, including E. coli and Salmonella. The FDA issued the food-irradiation rule … Continue reading

Posted in E. Coli, Food Poisoning, Legal News, Salmonella |

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