Daily Archives: March 29, 2011

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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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 ...

Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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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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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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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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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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Newly-Filed Plavix Lawsuits Claim Drug Caused Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Cerebral Hemorrhage, and TTP

The manufacturer of Plavix continues to be named in lawsuits alleging the blood thinner caused some patients to suffer from serious bleeding side effects. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix bleeding lawsuits in state court in New York.

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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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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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Texas DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuit Claims Metal Contamination

Another defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Hip-Implant-Recall-Johnson-and-Johnson">DePuy hip implant lawsuit has been filed, this time in Texas. Richard Dykes said that if he knew about the issues with the DePuy device, he would never have undergone hip replacement surgery with the faulty medical … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Depuy |

X-Hero and Male Enhancer Dietary Supplements Recalled

USA Far Ocean Group Inc., of Alhambra, California, is conducting a product recall of two of its counterfeit supplement products: < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">X-Hero and Male Enhancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. FDA representatives conducted a lab analysis … Continue reading

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FDA Asks Maker of Tainted Alcohol Swabs and Wipes to Cease Production

Federal health regulators have asked H&P Industries Inc., which does business as the Triad Group of Hartland, Wisconsin, to stop making and distributing alcohol swabs and other medical products. According to a report on MSNBC, the Food & Drug Administration … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

FDA Issues Soladex Vitamin Solution Warning

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just issued a warning to consumers to stop using < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Soladek Vitamin Solution due to the risk of serious health problems from dangerously high levels of vitamins A and D. The defective Soladek … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Candy Dynamics Recalls Toxic Waste Short Circuits Bubble Gum Over Lead

Circle City Marketing and Distributing, doing business as (DBA) Candy Dynamics, of Indianapolis, Indiana, just issued a voluntary recall of Toxic Waste® Short Circuitsâ„¢ Bubble Gum, over < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">elevated lead levels, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. … Continue reading

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As Fosamax Bone Fracture Lawsuits Pile Up, Merck Seeks Consolidation

An increasing number of women have filed < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/fosamax">Fosamax lawsuits claiming the popular osteoporosis drug caused them to suffer a rare type of femur, or thigh, fracture. Merck & Co., the maker of Fosamax, recently motioned to have the growing … Continue reading

Posted in Fosamax, Pharmaceuticals |

List of Potential Foodborne Illnesses A Long One

We’ve long written about the dangers of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">tainted food—what ABC Action News calls Fatal Food—and the ubiquity and variety of foodborne pathogens that can be found in our food supply. ABC Action News has compiled a detailed list of … Continue reading

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Be Cautious About Topamax Pregnancy Risk, Headache Group Tells Women

The American Headache Society says women of childbearing age should be careful about using Topamax (topiramate) to treat migraine headaches because of its birth defect risk. The society’s advice followed the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent warning that women … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Topamax Oral Clefts |

Study Sees Industry Conflicts on Panels that Write Heart Treatment Guidelines

Another study is highlighting the potential pitfalls that can occur when doctors maintain close financial ties with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">drug and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">medical device makers. According to the study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, most of the doctors who … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals |

Doctor’s Spinal Fusion Surgery Record Raises Questions

A Portland, Oregon neurosurgeon is facing scrutiny for the high number of spinal fusion surgeries he performs. According to The Wall Street Journal, Dr. Vishal James Makker has been named in a number of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/medical_malpractice">medical malpractice lawsuits filed by … Continue reading

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