Monthly Archives: September 2010

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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine Life-Threatening in Children

Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine can be Life-Threatening in Children, Study Finds

A new study published in Pediatrics suggests that morphine can result in life-threatening respiratory problems when given to children after a tonsillectomy.

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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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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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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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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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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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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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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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Wall Hooks Recalled for Violating Lead Paint Standard

About 4,450 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">“S T U F F” and Paw Wall Hooks have been recalled by Midwest-CBK, Inc., of Union City, Tennessee, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using these … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Product Recalls |

60 Million Avalide Tablets Recalled

The blood pressure medication < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Avalide is being recalled in the US and Puerto Rico, Bristol-Myers Squibb announced today. The company said the recall involves 62 lots, or 60 million tablets, manufactured before November 2009 at its plant in Puerto … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Product Recalls, Recalled Drugs |

JP Morgan Chase Suspends Foreclosures

JP Morgan Chase is suspending 56,000 home foreclosures to review legal procedures. The move comes just days after < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/GMAC_Wrongful_Foreclosures_lawyer_lawsuit_attorney">GMAC Mortgage suspended an undisclosed number of foreclosures in order to do the same. According to The New York Times, JP … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Fraud |

ThermaCare Heatwrap Products Recalled

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, a business of Pfizer, Inc., just issued a voluntary recall of one lot of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">ThermaCare HeatWraps Menstrual Product distributed in the United States and Puerto Rico, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. Pfizer … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Product Recalls, Recalled Medical Devices |

PA House Passes Gas Drilling Tax, Debate Moves to State Senate

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has approved a severance tax on natural gas drilling – including hydraulic fracturing – in the state. It remains to be seen if the tax will make it through the state’s Republican-controlled Senate. For the … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Black & Decker Recalls Cordless Lawn Mowers

Black & Decker (US) Inc., of Townson, Maryland, just issued a large recall for about 160,000 of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Black & Decker and Craftsman brand Cordless Electric Lawnmowers due to laceration hazard, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Product Recalls |

Johnson & Johnson CEO to Concede Mistakes in Drug Recalls

Johnson & Johnson’s CEO Bill Weldon is schedule to testify before Congress today about his company’s handling of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Childrens-Tylenol">recalls of Children’s Tylenol and other drugs. According to The New York Times, Weldon’s prepared testimony for his appearance before the … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

House Finally Passes Ground Zero Responder Bill

We recently wrote that the US House of Representatives was, again, looking into a bill to provide about $7.4 billion to sickened < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/world_trade_center_emergency_workers">World Trade Center (WTC) rescue and recovery workers, with similar measures pending in the Senate. The Ground … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

Fisher-Price Issues Massive Recall for Tricycles, High Chairs, and Toys

Fisher-Price is recalling more than 10 million defective tricycles, high chairs and toys for infants and toddlers in the US and Canada. The recalled products are linked to 24 reported incidents of injuries to young children. A complete list of … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Toys, Defective Products, Product Recalls |

Infant Sleep Positioners Linked to12 Deaths

Both the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have issued a warning not to use < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Infant Sleep Positioners. In the last 13 years, the federal government has received 12 reports of … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

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