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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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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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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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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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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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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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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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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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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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