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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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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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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Long Island, New York Auto Shop

Two men were found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a Holbrook, New York, auto-detailing shop Thursday night, Suffolk County police say.

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Zimmer Passes Blame for Device’s High Failure Rates to Surgeons, Patients

A study presented to the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons indicated that after just two years of use, the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Zimmer-NexGen-Knee-Replacement-CR-Flex-Lawyer-Lawsuit-Recall-Attorney">Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral knee replacement component was experiencing high failure rates of 9.3 percent. Also, 36 percent of … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex knee implants, Zimmer NexGen MIS Tibial Components |

Green Mountain, Keurig Sued for Defective Brewers

Single-serve coffee market leader < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Defective-Green-Mountain-Keurig-Brewers-Class-Action-Lawsuit-Green-Mountain-Starbucks">Green Mountain Coffee, is being accused of committing consumer fraud, breached warranty of obligations, and of being unjustly enriched over a number of its Keurig Reservoir Brewing Systems. A recent deal united Green Mountain Coffee, … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Food Products |

Turmeric Recalled For Lead Contamination

B&M, Inc. of Mount Vernon, Missouri just issued a product recall for its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">Archer Farms Ground Turmeric over lead contamination concerns, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The lead contaminated Turmeric was sold at Target stores … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Product Recalls, Recalled Food Products, Toxic Substances |

Drug Resistant Staph Found in U.S. Meat, Poultry

We have long written about the issue of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">antibiotic overuse and misuse, long warning about the potential global ramifications connected to these problems. Drug resistance—specifically antibiotic resistance—has become more than just worrisome. This trend dangerous, deadly, and here. Now, … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Pharmaceuticals |

Flame Retardant Chemical Found at High Levels in Children

Household dust and food are being blamed for very high levels of a toxic chemical in California children. The flame retardant chemical, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), was found in high levels, according to an emerging study, wrote WebMD. The … Continue reading

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Teva Acid Reflux Drug Problems Prompt FDA Warning

Generic < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Lansoprazole, manufactured by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., has been linked to reports of clogging problems. Reuters explained that the defective Lansoprazole is a generic acid reflux medication that is administered by either an oral syringe or a feeding … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Proton Pump Inhibitors |

Ban Alli, Xenical, Group Urges

Public Citizen is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban popular weight loss medications < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/xenical">Xenical and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Alli-Orlistat-Liver-Damage-Failure-Lawsuit-LAwyer">Alli, over risks to the liver, pancreas, and kidney. The risks, says the advocacy group, outweigh the drugs’ benefits, … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

FDA Orders Studies of Inhaled Asthma Drugs

Regulators have mandated that drugmakers conduct clinical trials with a group of 53,000 patients to test the safety of approved, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">inhaled asthma drugs, said Reuters. We recently wrote that new warnings for the inhaled asthma drugs < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/advair">Advair, < … Continue reading

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Fracking Fluids Made Up of Toxic, Cancer Causing Chemicals, Report Finds

Hundreds of millions of gallons of dangerous chemicals, some cancer causing, were shot into wells in over 13 states during fracking activities from 2005 to 2009, said The New York Times, citing a Democratic Congressional probe. Fracking, also known as … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking, Toxic Substances |

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