Monthly Archives: July 2009

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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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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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Government Penalizes 721 Hospitals for High Rates of Infections, Injuries

Medicare is reducing payments to 721 hospitals, one out of every seven hospitals in the nation, for having high rates of “hospital-acquired” conditions (HAC.

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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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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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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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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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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday due to a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. Police are investigating the accident, Newsday reports. According to Newsday, the 81-year-old man was driving a Nissan Altima west in the right lane, west of Exit 42. He ...

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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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Frigidaire Recalls Clothes Washers Due to Fire Hazard

Frigidaire, of Cleveland, Ohio just issued a recall for about 35,000 Crosley®, Frigidaire®, Kelvinator®, Kenmore®, Wascomat®, and White-Westinghouse® clothes washers the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The recall was initiated because an internal defect in the washer’s drain … Continue reading

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Domestications Recalls Bed Steps Due to Fall Hazard

Domestications, of Weehawken, New Jersey just issued a recall for about 780 of its Domestications Bed Steps, which were manufactured in China and imported by Hanover Direct Inc., of Weehawken, New Jersey, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced. … Continue reading

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Sherwin-Williams Recalls Purdy Scrapers

About 76,000 Purdy 2 ½” 4-Edge Scrapers have been recalled by the Sherwin-Williams Co., of Cleveland, Ohio. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, the recalled scrapers pose a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">laceration hazard to consumers. The recalled scraper is a 2 … Continue reading

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Salmonella Sickens Over 20 in Tennessee

Over 20 people have been sickened by the dangerous, sometimes fatal, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella pathogen after eating food at or from a Tennessee barbeque restaurant that is operated by state Senator Reginald Tate (Democrat-Memphis), reports the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Preliminary tests … Continue reading

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One Day After Rejection, Food Safety Bill Passes

Just one day after the U.S. House shot down a bill meant to toughen the federal < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">food safety system, the legislation passed the House under a rule that only required a minority vote. The originally proposed food safety bill … Continue reading

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800+ Chinese Drywall Complaints Made to CPSC

Chinese drywall complaints to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) have now surpassed 800. According to an update on the CPSC’s website, Chinese drywall problems have cropped up in at least 23 states. For months now, we have reported on … Continue reading

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Texas Chemical Plant Fire Prompts Evacuations

A fire at the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/El-Dorado-Chemical-Fire">El Dorado Chemical plant in Bryan, Texas, while under control, continued to smolder today. At least 1,000 people are still evacuated because of the risk that ammonium nitrate at the plant could spark an explosion. … Continue reading

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VA Victims to File Disability Claims

We recently wrote that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was roundly criticized at a hearing before a House VA committee for not increasing safeguards and improving procedures at VA health facilities after < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/medical_malpractice">shoddy colonoscopies and endoscopies were potentially … Continue reading

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Abbott Issues Class I Recall of Powersail Coronary Dilatation Catheters

A Class I recall has been issued for four lots of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Powersail Coronary Dilatation Catheters made by Abbott Vascular. A Class I recall is the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) most serious type of recall, and is issued when … Continue reading

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Little Tikes Swing Sets Recalled

Little Tikes Clubhouse Swing Sets are being recalled today because they did not come with assembly directions for the swing seat harness. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), about 1,950 Little Tikes Clubhouse Swing Sets are included in … Continue reading

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