Daily Archives: March 23, 2011

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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

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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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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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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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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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from TheHeart.org. An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

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Delta Drop-Side Crib Recall Reissued After Another Child Dies

A second infant death has prompted re-announcement of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Delta Enterprise’s prior “Safety Peg” drop-side crib recall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just reported. The re-announcement is for the 2008 recall of more than 985,000 drop-side cribs, said … Continue reading

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Zicam Investor Lawsuit Can Proceed, Supreme Court Says

Matrixx Initiatives shareholders will be allowed to pursue lawsuits against the company for allegedly withholding information about dangerous side effects associated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Zicam">Zicam Cold Remedy nasal products. In a unanimous decision, the high court said drug makers may be … Continue reading

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Scotch Recalls Instant Power® Toilet Bowl Restorer

Scotch Corporation, of Dallas, Texas just issued a product recall for about 74,760 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Instant Power® Toilet Bowl Restorersâ„¢, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The contents of the defective product can leak from the cap when … Continue reading

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23,000 Lbs of Bologna Recalled for E. Coli

Palmyra Bologna Company, Inc., of Palmyra, Pennsylvania, is recalling approximately 23,000 pounds of Lebanon bologna products that may be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) just announced. Lebanon … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Opens Door for Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Overtime Lawsuits

Drug companies might have to give up their long-standing practice of denying < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Pharmaceutical-Sales-Representatives-Unpaid-Overtime-Lawsuits">pharmaceutical sales representatives overtime pay. This after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear appeals by Merck’s Schering unit and Novartis that were seeking to overturn recent … Continue reading

Posted in Unpaid Overtime |

Diving Masks Recalled by Ocean Technology Systems for Drowning Hazard

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Guardian Full-Face Diving Masks are being recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced. About 1,700 defective diving masks were sold in the United States; 80 were sold in Canada.

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Twin Brands Inc. to Limit Cadmium in Children’s Jewelry

Lead bans prompted many Chinese manufacturers to switch to the equally toxic heavy metal, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">cadmium, in products they import to the United States. A known carcinogen, cadmium interferes with brain development in very young children; cadmium’s longer-term effects are … Continue reading

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Origin of New Gulf Oil Spill Identified, but Source of Other Plumes Remains a Mystery

The source of one new < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/oil_spills">oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been identified, but officials are still trying to figure out where other oily slicks spotted in the ocean are coming from. These new incidents come just … Continue reading

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Texas Regulators Deny Range Resources’ Natural Gas Drilling Tainted Parker County Water Wells

The Texas Railroad Commission continues to dispute the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) contention that natural gas drilling being performed by Range Resources Corp. is behind the contamination of water wells in Parker County. According to the Commission, the contamination … Continue reading

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Radiation Fears Mount as U.S. Bans some Japan Food Imports, Warning Issued for Tokyo Tap Water

Concerns about the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Radiation-Exposure-Environmental-Contamination-Dumping-Spill-Lawsuit">radiation released as a result of the Japan nuclear crisis aren’t going away. Today, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was halting imports of food produced in affected regions of Japan. Meanwhile, people … Continue reading

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