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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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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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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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Geodon the antipsychotic drug can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction

Geodon can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction, FDA Warns

The FDA has required a new warning label for the antipsychotic drug Geodon (ziprasidone) to include the risk of a potentially fatal skin reaction.

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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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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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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...

New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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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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