Daily Archives: March 28, 2011

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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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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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Government Penalizes 721 Hospitals for High Rates of Infections, Injuries

Medicare is reducing payments to 721 hospitals, one out of every seven hospitals in the nation, for having high rates of “hospital-acquired” conditions (HAC.

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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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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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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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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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Actos Side Effects Lawyers Says Whistleblower Revelations Could Boost Bladder Cancer, Heart Failure Lawsuits

An attorney with a prominent personal injury law firm says an Actos whistleblower lawsuit filed earlier this year could strengthen legal claims alleging the type 2 diabetes medication caused some users to develop bladder cancer and heart failure.

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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

81-year-old Port Jefferson Station man was killed in a crash at 4:57 a.m.. He lost control of the vehicle traveling west on Northern State Pkwy, on exit 42, Dix Hills.

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Case Report Details Rare Pneumonia with Cubicin Treatment

An article in the Journal of Medical Case Reports has detailed a rare case of eosinophilic pneumonia following the administration of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Cubicin (daptomycin) in a 78-year -old man. Last July, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) requested that … Continue reading

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Rhode Island Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 25, Linked to Raw Eggs

The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is continuing to investigate a potentially dangerous < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella outbreak, possibly related to zeppoles, said the Rhode Island government. To date, HEALTH has received reports of 25 people who have been sickened statewide, … Continue reading

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Poor Denture Fit Ups Risk of Denture Cream Zinc Poisoning

Poorly fitting dentures could put some people at risk for zinc poisoning if they use a product like < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Fixodent-Denture-Cream">Fixodent to keep them in place. That’s because people with ill fitting denture are more likely to use excessive amounts of … Continue reading

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Injectable Cancer Drug Recalled Over Particulate Matter

APP Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is issuing a recall of five lots potentially defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Irinotecan Hydrochloride Injection, a medication used for recurrent or progressive metastatic colorectal cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. APP has voluntarily recalled lots … Continue reading

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ADHD Symptoms may Worsen Due to Food Dyes

For some time now, studies have suggested links between < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">artificial food dyes and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)—a typically pediatric neurodevelopmental disorder that can also affect adults. Now, an emerging study has found that children diagnosed with ADHD could … Continue reading

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Japan Radiation Detected in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania Rainwater

Radiation from Japan’s stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant has turned up in rainwater in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also said over the weekend that it had received “verbal reports” of higher levels of radiation in rainwater … Continue reading

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Kaba Simplex Locks In Thousands of Homes, High Security Government Buildings Aren’t So Secure, Lawsuits Claim

Eleven lawsuits are pending in an Ohio federal court over Kaba Ilco Corps.’ Simplex Pushbutton Locks. Plaintiffs claim the keyless locks, which utilize a PIN code technology, can be easily opened with a commercially available magnet. According to a report … Continue reading

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Mislabeled Citalopram, Finasteride Tablets Recalled

A potentially dangerous case of switched medications has been announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which said that Greenstone LLC has issued a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">drug recall, down to the patient level, of medicines with lot number FI0510058-A … Continue reading

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MI Windows and Doors Class Action Lawsuit Claims Defective Windows Caused Property Damage

A consumer in North Carolina has filed a class action against MI Windows and Doors, Inc. of Pennsylvania, claiming the company’s 8500/3500 single hung windows are defective, and allowed water intrusion which caused property damage. The lawsuit charges MI Windows … Continue reading

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Early Menopause Linked to PFCs

Stable compounds with industrial and commercial uses,< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances"> PFCs’ (perfluorocarbons) ubiquity spans from many common household products such as furniture, cosmetics, and food packaging, are also found in stain-resistance coatings and fire-fighting foams. The dangerous chemicals have most recently been … Continue reading

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