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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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Geodon the antipsychotic drug can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction

Geodon can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction, FDA Warns

The FDA has required a new warning label for the antipsychotic drug Geodon (ziprasidone) to include the risk of a potentially fatal skin reaction.

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Issue Call for Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

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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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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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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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Research Study Confirms Fracking Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Research Study Confirms Fracking as Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Fracking operation near Poland Township, Ohio, activated a previously unknown fault in the, causing 77 earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 1.0 to 3.0 in March 2014.

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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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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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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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Forgotten World Trade Center Rescue Workers Pin Last Hopes on Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act

The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/world_trade_center_emergency_workers">World Trade Center emergency worker settlement that was approved last week has left out hundreds of people who assisted in the rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Now, the only chance these … Continue reading

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L.L. Bean Folding Camp Rockers Recalled for Fall Hazard

About 2,300 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Folding Camp Rockers have been recalled for fall hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC also I advising consumers to stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed and notes that it … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Product Recalls |

Meijer Recalls Touch Point Oscillating Ceramic Heaters

About 6,700 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Touch Point Oscillating Ceramic Heaters have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC also noted that consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately and notes that it is illegal to … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Product Recalls |

Alcohol Energy Drink Makers Agree to Pull Products, FDA Says

Following a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning letter issued to four companies concerning the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">caffeine added to their malt alcoholic drinks, the agency announced that some major brands of these drinks should be removed from sale by … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

Antibacterial Soaps With Triclosan, BPA Pose Risks

An emerging study out of the University of Michigan School of Public Health (U-M) suggests that young people overexposed to antibacterial soaps containing < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/triclosan">triclosan may be at increased allergy risks and that those exposed to increased levels of Bisphenol … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Avodart as Prostate Cancer Preventer Prompts Skepticism at FDA

The maker of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Avodart wants to market the drug as a way to reduce prostate cancer risks in certain men, but according to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning the … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Plan to Disable Cell Phones in Cars Under Consideration

On the heels of the launch of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s online video series, “Faces of Distracted Driving,” the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is looking into technology to disable c< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Accident-Due-Caused-by-Cell-Phone-Texting-Use-Injuries-Lawyer-Lawsuit-Attorney">ell phone operations in automobiles. The “Faces of … Continue reading

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Scientist Studying BP Oil Spill Finds Crude on Gulf of Mexico Floor

Since the BP oil spill was capped in mid-July, many have wondered where all the oil went. In mid-August, the federal government even optimistically declared that as much as three-quarters of the oil had dispersed, evaporated or otherwise disappeared. But … Continue reading

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Illinois Norovirus Outbreak Grows

A < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/norovirus">norovirus that we have been following and that has been reported at three Illinois nursing homes is spreading. Some good news, the names of the three involved facilities has finally been released. According to the Northwest Herald, the … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Nursing Home Abuse |

Fracking Moratorium Approved by New York Assembly

The New York State Assembly has finally approved a bill that would put a hold on < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/hydraulic_fracturing_fracking">hydraulic fracturing in the state until May 15, 2011. The New York hydraulic fracturing moratorium bill is now on the desk of Governor … Continue reading

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