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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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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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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

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Indiana Woman Alleges Serious Injuries From Transvaginal Mesh Products

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered injuries after receiving transvaginal mesh implants. The lawsuit suit alleges that the transvaginal mesh created an unreasonable risk and directly caused her injuries.

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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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Actos Side Effects Lawyers Says Whistleblower Revelations Could Boost Bladder Cancer, Heart Failure Lawsuits

An attorney with a prominent personal injury law firm says an Actos whistleblower lawsuit filed earlier this year could strengthen legal claims alleging the type 2 diabetes medication caused some users to develop bladder cancer and heart failure.

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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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Three Firms Recall Children’s Clothing Due To Strangulation, Entanglement Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is reporting three separate < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">recalls of children’s clothing due to strangulation and entanglement hazards. In all three cases, the garments have a drawstring through some portion of the clothing, which can pose … Continue reading

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Buckyballs High Powered Magnets Sets Recalled Violating Federal Toy Standards

A large recall of about 175,000 Buckyballs® High Powered Magnets Sets are being recalled by Maxfield and Oberton due to violation of the federal toy standard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The Buckyballs® High Powered Magnets … Continue reading

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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Prompts Health Worries for Cleanup Crews

Gulf Coast oil spill cleanup workers are falling ill. According to the Los Angeles Times, many of the workers – mostly fisherman left unemployed by the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Louisiana-Oil-Rig-Explosion">Deepwater Horizon oil spill – have reported severe headaches, dizziness, nausea and difficulty … Continue reading

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organicgirl Baby Spinach Recalled For Possible Salmonella

organicgirl Produce is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of 10-ounce organicgirl Baby Spinach, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The involved organicgirl Baby Spinach bears an expired Use-by Date of May 22 and Product Code … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Product Recalls, Recalled Food Products, Salmonella |

Johnson & Johnson, McNeil Grilled Over Recalls

Johnson & Johnson is coming under more fire for the recent < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Childrens-Tylenol">recall of children’s over-the-counter medicines manufactured by its McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit. At a Congressional hearing yesterday, officials from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) indicated that … Continue reading

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Lead Poisoning Risk Prompts Cost Plus To Recall Tea Glasses

About 14,000 Moroccan Tea Glasses distributed by Cost Plus Inc., of Oakland, California are being recalled due to risk of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">lead exposure, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The Moroccan tea glasses contain excessive levels of … Continue reading

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Preventable Hospital Infections Kill 99,000 Every Year

An astounding 99,000 people die annually from < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/hospital_infections">preventable infections contracted in hospitals in the United States. Now, finally, state laws are catching up and are prompting hospitals to begin reporting these infections. According to WebMD, citing the U.S. Centers … Continue reading

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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Worst in U.S. History

It has now been confirmed that BP and the federal government severely underestimated the true extent of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Yesterday, a U.S. government panel studying the flow said the well was gushing oil at a rate of … Continue reading

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Genzyme Signs Consent Decree, Shortage of Thyroid Cancer Medicine Expected

Massachusetts’ drug manufacturing plant, relinquishing $175 million to the federal government, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The consent degree agrees to correct < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">manufacturing quality violations at its Allston manufacturing facility; the $175 million represents unlawful profits … Continue reading

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BPA Study Suggests Possible Cancer Risk

An emerging study on the effects of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">bisphenol A—BPA—conducted at Tufts University School of Medicine has revealed the compound’s carcinogenic effects. BPA is a known endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC) that has hormone-like, often described as estrogenic, effects on the body. … Continue reading

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