Monthly Archives: February 2009

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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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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Brain Tumor

Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Increased Brain Tumor Risk

A study of Danish women of reproductive age suggests that long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors.

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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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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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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled - Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled Over Potential Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, has recalled a specific lot of its J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food over potential contamination with the dangerous, Listeria monocytogenes pathogen.

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Salsa Bicycle Handlebar Systems Recalled

Salsa Bicycles is recalling about 8,600 of its Handlebar Stems Used on Salsa Bicycles, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The recalled < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Salsa Bicycles Handlebar Systems were made in Taiwan and distriubred by Salsa Bicycles, a … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Legal News, Product Recalls |

TVA Fly Ash Pond Given Clean Bill of Health Two Months Before Spill

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Kingston’s Fossil Plant fly ash spill that dumped 5.4 million cubic yards of sludge into East Tennessee and its Emory River was seemed structurally sound only two months before the catastrophic accident that has decimated … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

E. coli Outbreak Won’t Close Illinois Day Care Center

Despite an outbreak of 22 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_escherichia_coli">E. coli illnesses there, a KinderCare Learning Center is not being forced to close its Lemont, Illinois  location, reports Chicago Breaking News. The Cook County Health Department made the decision not close the contaminated … Continue reading

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

Exotic Fish Poisoning Sickens 50,000+ Every Year

Ciguatera fish poisoning—ciguatera—although not very well known, is a dangerous type of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">food poisoning that affects at least 50,000 people every year.  According to MSNBC, the true number of illness could be at least 100 times higher. The exotic … Continue reading

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Risks of BPA in Medical Devices to Be Investigated

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has launched two studies to determine if bisphenol-A (BPA) in some < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">medical devices is exposing patients to health risks.  According to the Website medpagetoday.com, the two medical device studies will focus on whether … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

FDA Says Ranbaxy Falsified Data

A facility operated by Ranbaxy Laboratories, the much maligned generic drug maker, has been accused of faking data and test results in approved and pending drug applications.  The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has halted the review of drug applications … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Seroquel Diabetes Risks Hidden, Documents Show

Recently unsealed documents indicate that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/seroquel">Seroquel maker AstraZeneca many have attempted to hide the antipsychotic drug’s diabetes risks. The documents – which include company emails and voicemails – add weight to claims that AstraZeneca hid Seroquel’s serious side effects … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Reglan, Similar Heart Burn Drugs to Have Black Box For Movement Disorder

Heart burn drugs that contain metoclopramide, including < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Reglan">Reglan Tablets, Reglan Oral Disintegrating Tablets, Metoclopramide Oral Solution and Reglan Injection, will now be labeled with a Black Box that warns of their link to a movement disorder.  According to the … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Device Makers Say They Favor Comparisons

Comparative Effectiveness, a component of the just-passed economic stimulus plan, is allegedly receiving favor by some top executives in the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">medical device industry.  Not everyone agrees.  Dow Jones reported that the industry supports the comparison only as long as … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Legal News |

FINRA Being Inundated with Securities Fraud Claims

Thanks to the likes of Bernard Madoff, Arthur Nadel and other financial scammers, a record number of people have been victims of securities fraud in the past year.  Many of these wronged investors have looked to the Financial Industry Regulatory … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Stock Fraud |

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