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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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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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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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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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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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MTA Bus Crash and Two Cars Injures 23 at Utica Ave. & Clarendon Rd

Crash Involving MTA Bus and Two Cars Injures 23

Police are investigating an accident in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon that injured 23 people, 3 of them critically, when a car was knocked into the path of an MTA bus.

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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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Slow Cookers Recalled by Burlington Coat Factory

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Slow cookers are being recalled, said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), over the potential for fire hazard. The recalled slow cookers were manufactured in China; sold by the Burlington Coat Factory, of Burlington, New Jersey; and imported … Continue reading

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Nursing Homes Hiring Criminals, Government Report Says

Low federal standards; inconsistent state regulations; and a general lack of strong, standardized processes have created lapses in the types of employees hired by < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nursing_home_legislation_and_regulation">nursing home facilities, a problem about which we have long been writing. For instance, the … Continue reading

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Heart Device Studies Fail to Include Enough Women

A new study has found that the vast majority of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/truck_accidents">heart devices, including heart valves, pacemakers, defibrillators and stents, approved for use in the U.S. were not adequately tested in women. This is a problem because differences between men … Continue reading

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Rear Guards on Tractor-Trailers Pose Fatal Danger

New crash tests and analysis conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reveal that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/truck_accidents">tractor-trailers underride guards can fail in even low-speed crashes and can lead to fatalities. The Institute is petitioning the federal government to mandate stronger … Continue reading

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Questionable Breast Implant Lymphoma Info Removed from Groups’ Websites

Two plastic surgery groups have removed information that downplayed the risks of a rare type of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Breast-Implant-ALCL-Lymphoma-Anaplastic-Large-Cell-Lymphoma-Lawsuit-Lawyer">lymphoma linked to breast implants, following a discussion with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The group Public Citizen had complained to … Continue reading

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Dumping of Radioactive Fracking Waste in Pennsylvania Waters Creates Uproar

How natural gas drillers dispose of possibly radioactive fracking wastewater in Pennsylvania has gotten the attention of many in the state. Senator Bob Casey, a Democrat, is asking questions after The New York Times reported that some Pennsylvania natural drillers … Continue reading

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Keyless Ignition Accidents, Deaths Raising Concerns

Keyless ignition technology malfunctions being linked to a number of accidents, some fatal. According to WMGT, despite these reports of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">keyless ignition malfunctions, the technology is on the rise. Three deaths in three different events are pointing to issues … Continue reading

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FDA Acts against Unapproved Cold, Cough and Allergy Drugs, Orders Hundreds Removed from Market

More than 500 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">unapproved prescription cough, cold and allergy medicines – including familiar names like include Lodrane, Cardec, Organidin and Pediahist – have been ordered off the market by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). None of the … Continue reading

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BioRay Dietary Supplements Not Proven Safe or Effective

With no medical or pharmacy degrees and no compelling scientific data, BioRay’s owners—Timothy and Stephanie Ray—tout their < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">dietary supplements as being able to help with sexual problems, allergies, speech delays, weight issues, even liver and autism problems; virtually any … Continue reading

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Proton Pump Inhibitors May Lower Magnesium Levels, FDA Warns

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Proton_pump_inhibitors">Proton pump inhibitors can lower magnesium levels if the popular heartburn drugs are used over a long period of time, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has warned. Low serum magnesium levels (hypomagnesemia) can result in serious health … Continue reading

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