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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System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

Study Finds System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

System for keeping track of dangerous side effects of prescription drugs is flawed because drug makers are submitting incomplete information about problems to the FDA.

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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

A car accident on LI left one person dead & two more critically injured. The crash occurred Monday in Deer Park on Straight Path, south of Sagamore Lane.

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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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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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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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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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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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