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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution

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The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

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British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System

British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System for Infection Risk

The MHRA announced the recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys wound care devices - risk of maceration, infection, loss of negative pressure, or unrecognized bleeding in wounds.

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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

The first test trials in the federal C.R. Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh litigation will most likely start next year, according to a report from Bloomberg News. About 600 lawsuits involving Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are currently pending in the multidistrict litigation underway Charleston, West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...

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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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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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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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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

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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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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Ranbaxy Files Corrective Action Plan with FDA

Generic drug maker Ranbaxy Laboratories LTD has filed a corrective action plan with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA barred some of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Ranbaxy’s drugs from import to the U.S because of violations found during inspections of … Continue reading

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Chinese Drywall Lawsuits May be Consolidated in Federal Court in Fort Myers, FL

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Excessive Cola Drinking Linked to Muscle Disorder

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Simponi Carries Risk of Possibly Fatal Fungal Infections

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UCLA Surgeon Didn`t Report Industry Payments

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Statins Risky for MS Patients

Some < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">statins —drugs that lower blood cholesterol levels—have been linked to various adverse events. Now, an emerging study has found that the medications might be negatively affecting patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), reports Science Daily, especially in those patients … Continue reading

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Dementia Drugs May be Risky

We have long been writing about the serious side effects associated with some popular < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">dementia drugs. Now, ScienceDaily is reporting that these adverse effects could be placing the elderly at risk, citing Sudeep Gill, a geriatrics professor at Queen’s … Continue reading

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Food Safety Bill Under Review

We recently reported that President Barack Obama announced a Cabinet-level food safety group, plans to increase the number of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) food inspectors, and plans to bring food safety labs to current standards. Now, according to … Continue reading

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Madoff Compensation Fund Growing

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Connecticut BPA Ban Moves Forward

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