Daily Archives: April 6, 2011

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National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...

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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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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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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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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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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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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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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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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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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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USDA Proposes New Meat Testing Rules

The Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP), just announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has disclosed proposed meat testing rules to prevent< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning"> food poisoning outbreaks. The proposal mandates meat processors maintain product lots undergoing routine … Continue reading

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MDL Sought for Growing Number of DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Lawsuits

Another lawsuit has been filed against DePuy Orthopaedics involving its metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip implant. This latest < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Pinnacle-Hip-Implant-Replacement-Recall-Lawsuit-Lawyer">DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, involves five Pinnacle implant … Continue reading

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Pampers Natural Stages Pacifiers Recalled for Choking Hazard

About 29,000 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Pampers® Natural Stages Infant Ortho and Bulb Pacifiers have been recalled for choking hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The recalled Natural Stages Pacifiers, were manufactured in China by Tahoe Enterprises of China … Continue reading

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Emergency Rooms Performing more CT Scans on Children

A new study has found that children are undergoing five times more CT scans in the emergency room than they were in the recent past. The study, published online in the journal Radiology, is raising new questions about the amount … Continue reading

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Infant Bed-Side Sleepers Recalled for Entrapment, Suffocation, Fall Hazards

About 76,000 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Infant Bed-Side Sleepers have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced. When the fabric liner is not used or is not securely attached to the defective bed-side sleepers, infants can fall from the … Continue reading

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Usefulness of Proton Pump Inhibitors in Children Called into Question

A new study is questioning whether giving children heart burn drugs called < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Proton_pump_inhibitors">proton pump inhibitors is beneficial, or even safe. Such drugs, including Prilosec, Prevacid, and Nexium, are being prescribed more often to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, … Continue reading

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FDA Launches Food Recall Search Engine

Effective immediately, consumers can search for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">food recalls, as well as other recalled product, easier and quicker on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) website than previously, the agency announced. The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which … Continue reading

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Japan Nuclear Crisis Prompts Seafood Concerns

The Japan nuclear crisis is now raising questions about seafood safety, following news earlier this week that the owner of the damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station was dumping millions of gallons of radioactive water into the sea. The situation … Continue reading

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