Monthly Archives: August 2008

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System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

Study Finds System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

System for keeping track of dangerous side effects of prescription drugs is flawed because drug makers are submitting incomplete information about problems to the FDA.

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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by Medicalxpress.com, this “genotoxicity” could ...

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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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Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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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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Research Study Confirms Fracking Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Research Study Confirms Fracking as Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Fracking operation near Poland Township, Ohio, activated a previously unknown fault in the, causing 77 earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 1.0 to 3.0 in March 2014.

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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 Says Popular ICU Glucose Treatment Could be Dangerous

A new analysis by the Dartmouth Medical School questions the benefits of a widely accepted sepsis treatment called < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/medical_malpractice">tight glucose control.  This treatment is used for patients not only with sepsis, but also with other critical illnesses.  The Dartmouth … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News |

CPSC Recalls: Car Charger and Coffee Makers Pose Fire Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with the two firms named below, today announced a voluntary recall of two < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">defective consumer products:  IMS Car Chargers and Sears Coffee Makers. International Merchandising Service Inc. (IMS), of Fullerton, … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Product Recalls |

Auction Rate Securities Probe Focusing on Fidelity, Goldman Sachs Ties

A probe into < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/auction_rate_fraud">auction rate securities sold by Fidelity Investments is concentrating on the discount broker’s relationship with investment bank Goldman Sachs, The Wall Street Journal is reporting.  Investigators with the New York attorney general’s office are trying to … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Stock Fraud |

Schumer Urging EPA to Inspect Island Trees School for Lead

Newsday is reporting that Senator Charles Schumer—Democrat-New York—asked the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday to “perform a thorough inspection of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">lead contamination at Island Trees High School in Levittown, New York.”  According to Schumer, “Our children’s health must … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

Unanswered Questions Put Moms Off Gardasil

The reluctance of some mothers to allow their young daughters to receive < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/gardasil_side_effects">Gardasil has more to do with concerns over the vaccine than their attitudes toward premarital sex, a small study has found.  The study, conducted at the University … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Did iPod Cause House Fire?

A faulty < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">iPod is being cited as a possible suspect in a house fire that occurred in Canada over the weekend. Just last week, Apple offered to replace lithium batteries in some of its iPod Nano devices following reports … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Legal News |

NuvaRing Lawsuits Consolidated

Federal lawsuits involving the contraceptive device NuvaRing have been consolidated by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.  The consolidation means that all < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nuva_ring">NuvaRing cases now pending in federal court, and those filed in the future,  will be heard in … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Oklahoma Food Poisoning Outbreak Growing, Cause Unconfirmed

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has just confirmed that the number of people hospitalized as part of that state’s growing “severe illness outbreak” has now reached 38; dozens more have reported being sick.  Yesterday we reported that one … Continue reading

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

Byetta Linked to More Deaths

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/byetta_pancreatitis">Byetta has been implicated in six deaths, four more than federal regulators reported last week.  The additional deaths were revealed late yesterday during a conference call conducted by Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Eli Lilly & Co, the co-marketers of … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Canadian Listeria Death Toll Rises to 12; Many More Feared

In Canada, the death toll from < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">listeriosis has risen to 12 and there are also another 26 confirmed cases of food poisoning linked to deli meats produced at a plant owned by Maple Leaf Foods Inc.  Officials are saying … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Legal News, Listeria |

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