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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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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Continue, New Complaint Filed by Tennessee Resident

Actos bladder cancer lawsuits continue, with a new complaint filed by a resident of Tennessee. The national law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, represents the Tennessee man who alleges that Actos caused his bladder cancer.

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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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Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

A proposed study would examine the health effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on the people living closest to active natural gas wells.

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Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

The NYS attorney general’s office has accused four national retailers of selling fraudulent dietary supplements.

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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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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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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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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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Salmonella Prompts Serrano Pepper Recall

WorldVariety Produce, Inc. of Los Angeles, California has just recalled its Serrano Peppers over concerns that the peppers have the potential to be contaminated with the dangerous, sometimes deadly < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella pathogen, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just … Continue reading

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AAP Recommends Rear Facing Car Seats Until Age Two

In a change of direction, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) now says that children continue to be < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/accidents">secured in rear-facing car seats until they are either two years of age or they grow larger than seat specifications, according … Continue reading

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DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Named in Lawsuits, Calls for Recall Grow

DePuy Orthopaedics, the Johnson & Johnson medical device division that last year recalled ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System, is facing legal woes over another hip implant. A growing number of lawsuits involving the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Pinnacle-Hip-Implant-Replacement-Recall-Lawsuit-Lawyer">DePuy … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Proscar, Propecia Tied to Male Sexual Dysfunction

As we have previously reported, hair growth medication finasteride, marketed by Merck as < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Proscar and Propecia, may help restore thinning hair, but may also lead to “persistent sexual dysfunction,” that can continue even after the medication is stopped. An … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

FDA Slow To Act on Tainted Wipes

After receiving 161 reports of adverse events related to Triad Group’s< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices"> tainted alcohol prep products, pads, wipes, and swabs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it is “very concerned,” but has not moved into action. Even after … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Avandia Study Confirms Potentially Deadly Heart Side Effects

Another < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia study has confirmed the controversial diabetes drug’s dangerous and often deadly heart side effects. According to the study, Avandia patients are more likely to develop heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems and die than those who take … Continue reading

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Japan Food Imports Being Tested for Radiation

With concerns mounting that the nuclear emergency in Japan may have resulted in widespread radiation contamination of that country’s food supply, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it will test Japan food imports into this country. … Continue reading

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Oil Spill Fears Hit Gulf of Mexico Again as Sheen Spotted, Beaches Fouled

An oil sheen spotted in the Gulf of Mexico near Louisiana’s Grand Isle may have come from a project to plug a well in the Gulf. According to a report on NOLA.com, a second sheen spotted six miles off the … Continue reading

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Topamax Risky for Expectant Moms

We recently wrote that anticonvulsant medication, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/topamax-birth-defects-side-effects-clefts-lawsuit">Topamax (topiramate), was linked to the development of oral clefts—cleft lip and/or cleft palate—in babies born to women who took the drug during early pregnancy. We also wrote that the U.S. Food & … Continue reading

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