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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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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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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed.

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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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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk

Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk, Study Suggests

A new study has linked the use of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), an injectable type of birth control, to an increased risk of HIV infection.

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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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Outdoor Wood Burning Fireplaces Sold at Lowe’s Stores Recalled

Tens of thousands of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Freestanding Steel Outdoor Fireplaces are being recalled in the United States and Canada, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC), just announced. The wood burning fireplace recall involves about 20,000 defective … Continue reading

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Another Tea Recall Issued for Salmonella

In response to a recent tea recall of thousands of pounds of Peppermint Organic Herbal Tea produced by Aromatics Inc., of Basin City, Washington, RemedyTeas just issued a recall of 20 pounds of tea, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

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Ground Beef Recalled for Potential E. coli Contamination

About 14,158 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled by Creekstone Farms Premium Beef of Arkansas City, Kansas, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) just announced. The beef might be contaminated with the … Continue reading

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Proton Pump Inhibitors in Early Pregnancy Associated with Heart Birth Defects

Using < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Proton-Pump-Inhibitors-Birth-Defects-Septal-Lawsuit-Lawyer">proton pump inhibitors in the first trimester of pregnancy could increase the chance that a baby will be born with a cardiac defect. In a 2010 retrospective study of over 200,000 women, those using proton pump inhibitors were … Continue reading

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Salmonella Prompts Recall of Jones Natural Chews Co. Pig Ears

Thousands of boxes of Jones Natural Chews Company Pig Ears are being recalled over potential contamination with the dangerous, and sometimes deadly, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella bacteria, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Jones Natural Chews Co. is located … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson’s Animas Unit Recalls Insulin Pump Cartridges

Following a year of unprecedented recalls, another unit of embattled drug giant, Johnson & Johnson, is issuing a medical device recall, this time, for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">2.0 mL Animas Insulin Pump Cartridges. Some 2.0 mL insulin cartridges shipped between November 30, … Continue reading

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Camp Lejeune Toxic Water May Have Caused Breast Cancer in Men

A man raised at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base has blamed his breast cancer on tainted water he drank while growing up there. According to a CNN report that aired in 2009, at least 20 men who were either … Continue reading

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Fracking Suspended in Quebec Following Release of Government Report

The Canadian province of Quebec has decided to suspend new natural gas drilling that involves hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, until its environmental impacts are better understood. Environment Minister Pierre Arcand’s announcement of the Quebec fracking halt followed yesterday’s release of … Continue reading

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Enbrel Lawsuit Claims Drug Caused Cancer

Alleging a diagnosis of cancer and accusing drugmakers of hiding < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/enbrel">Enbrel side effects, Wayne Stone Sr. is suing Immunex, Pfizer, Wyeth, and so-called “John Doe” distributors of the drug, reported Courthouse News. Amgen and Pfizer market Enbrel for rheumatoid … Continue reading

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Guatemala Syphilis Experiment Victims Prepare to File Class Action Lawsuit against U.S. Government

Two law firms, including the national firm of Parker Waichman Alonso LLP, plan on filing a class action lawsuit against several U.S. health agencies on behalf of victims of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Guatemalan-Syphilis-Experiments-Class-Action-Lawsuithttp://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Guatemalan-Syphilis-Experiments-Class-Action-Lawsuit">Guatemala syphilis testing conducted by American doctors during the 1940’s … Continue reading

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