Monthly Archives: September 2009

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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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FDA Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Continue, New Complaint Filed by Tennessee Resident

Actos bladder cancer lawsuits continue, with a new complaint filed by a resident of Tennessee. The national law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, represents the Tennessee man who alleges that Actos caused his bladder cancer.

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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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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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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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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

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

81-year-old Port Jefferson Station man was killed in a crash at 4:57 a.m.. He lost control of the vehicle traveling west on Northern State Pkwy, on exit 42, Dix Hills.

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Life Insurance Company of North America Settles Charges it Mishandled Disability Claims

Prague Duet movie download Life Insurance Company of North America has reached an agreement with the California Department of Insurance to settle charges of < "">disability claims handling violations. Under the terms of the settlement, Life Insurance Company of North … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News |

Lamplight Farms Recalls Fuel Containers

Lamplight Farms Inc., of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin is recalling about 720,000 of its Flame Guards on Clear-Vu® Torch Fuel Containers due to < "">fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The flame guards on the recalled … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Product Recalls |

EPA To Reform Toxic Chemical Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just announced its plans to review six controversial < "">toxic chemicals, Environmental Health News is reporting. President Obama’s top environmental official—EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson—announced a plan to change how the United States regulates toxic chemicals … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Swine Flu Vaccine Worries Some

Some patient advocates are concerned that the new swine flu vaccine may not be safe for everyone. The worry that the vaccine has not been subjected to enough testing, and fear that there could be a repeat of the public … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

FDA Delays Cervarix Decision, Glaxo Says British Death Not Behind Delay

U.S. regulators have postponed an approval decision on GlaxoSmithKline’s cervical cancer vaccine, Cervarix. The Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) delay of the Cervarix decision came a day after news broke that a British girl had died only hours after receiving … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Hep C Scrub Tech Sentenced to 20 Years

Kristen Diane Parker, 26, the scrub tech who is infected with < "">hepatitis C and who agreed, earlier this week to a plea agreement on charges stemming from her alleged theft of fentanyl syringes has been sentenced to 20 years … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

Class Of Diabetes Drugs That Includes Avandia Linked To Fracture Risk

The risk of bone fracture in individuals taking thiazolidinediones has again been suggested in another recent study. Science Daily just reported that research published this week in PLoS Medicine discussed the risk between the type 2 diabetes drugs and bone … Continue reading

Posted in Avandia, Pharmaceuticals |

Toyota Set to Issue Massive Recall Over Deadly Floor Mats

Toyota is poised to recall 3.8 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles because of < "">defective floor mats. According to the Detroit Free Press, the recall will be the automaker’s largest ever U.S. safety recall. Earlier this month, we reported that … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Motor Vehicles, Product Recalls, Recalled Vehicles |

Chinese-Made Tires Often Dangerous

We have long been covering the issue of < "">consumer products, foods, and medications imported to the United Sates from China that have made news for toxins, high lead levels, bogus ingredients, and general defectiveness. Now, MSNBC has reported that … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Toys, Defective Products, Food Products, Motor Vehicles |

Madoff Trustee to Sue Sons, Other Relatives

It seems everyone has been awaiting word on when the court-appointed trustee—Irving Picard—in the historic Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme would go after other members of Bernard’s family. Duped investors, investigators, and virtually anyone who has read about the massive financial … Continue reading

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