Monthly Archives: June 2009

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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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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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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from TheHeart.org. An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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Parker Waichman Representing Another Louisiana Plaintiff in Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

A Louisiana man has become the latest to claim that his taking the type 2 diabetes drug Actos resulted in developing bladder cancer. He has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese manufacturer of the drug and the marketer of it in the U.S., claiming they failed to warn about this ...

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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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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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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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Newly-Filed Plavix Lawsuits Claim Drug Caused Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Cerebral Hemorrhage, and TTP

The manufacturer of Plavix continues to be named in lawsuits alleging the blood thinner caused some patients to suffer from serious bleeding side effects. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix bleeding lawsuits in state court in New York.

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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu Emerging

A < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/tamiflu">Tamiflu-resistant strain of Swine Flu—the 2009 H1N1 pandemic virus—has emerged in Denmark. According to Bloomberg.com, Tamiflu drug maker Roche Holding AG said a patient treated with the Tamiflu in Denmark exhibited drug resistance, the first time this has … Continue reading

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Company Refocuses Marketing Efforts on ReNu

We recently wrote that Bausch & Lomb, maker of ReNu with MoistureLoc, settled around 600 lawsuits involving the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">recalled contact lens solution. Now, Bausch & Lomb is focusing on ReNu marketing. According to a prior report in the Associated … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Health Concerns, Pharmaceuticals, Product Recalls, Renu, Toxic Substances |

10th Tysabri Patient Stricken with PML

Another < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/tysabri">Tysabri patient has developed progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy or PML. Ten cases of the often-fatal brain infection have now been associated with Tysabri since it was reintroduced in 2006. Of those patients, at least 3 have died. According to … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

VA Cancer Probe Continues

Dr. Gary D. Kao, the doctor linked to scores of potentially < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/medical_malpractice">shoddy medical procedures conducted at the Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center in Philadelphia admitted to making mistakes when administering radiation seed implantation—brachytherapy—to prostate cancer patients. It seems 92 … Continue reading

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FDA Finds E. coli At Nestlé Plant

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced it found < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">E. coli O157:H7 in a sample of prepackaged Nestlé Toll House refrigerated cookie dough currently under recall by the manufacturer and marketer, Nestlé USA. The contaminated sample was … Continue reading

Posted in E. Coli, Food Poisoning, Health Concerns, Product Recalls, Recalled Food Products |

Madoff To Spend Rest of Life In Prison; Ruth Says Bernie Betrayed Her

After months of waiting, media outlets worldwide report that disgraced financier and Ponzi scheme mastermind, Bernard Madoff, has been sentenced to 150 years in prison for swindling scores of investors out of about $65 billion. Lev L. Dassin, the Acting … Continue reading

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Expired Chang Farm Bean and Soy Sprouts Recalled

Chang Farm has issued a voluntary recall of some of its Bean and Soy Sprouts, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Chang Farm of River Road, Whatley, Massachusetts, issued the recall, with specific expired date codes, because … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Listeria |

Report Looks Into Cause Of Fly Ash Spill

A new report says four main causes led to the catastrophic < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Tennessee_Fly_Ash_Spill">Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) fly ash spill that dumped a devastating 5.4 million cubic yards—over one billion gallons—of toxic coal sludge into Tennessee’s Emory and Clinch rivers and … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Outdoor Play Sets, Patio Umbrellas Recalled for Fall, Impact Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced that Outdoor Play Sets sold exclusively at Toys“R”Us and Patio Umbrellas sold by The Home Depot have been recalled for fall and impact < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">hazards. vinyan movie Outdoor Play Sets About … Continue reading

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Chinese Regulators Join Drywall Probe

A group of officials from China have arrived in the U.S. to investigate problems with drywall made in that country. According to a report on heraldtribune.com, regulators from the General Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (ASIQ) arrived in … Continue reading

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