Daily Archives: April 19, 2011

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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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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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Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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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

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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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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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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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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Smith & Nephew Recalls More Medical Products Made by Triad Group

More < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">potentially-tainted medical products made by Triad Group of Wisconsin are being recalled because of potential bacterial contamination. The newly-recalled products include REMOVE Universal Adhesive Remover Wipes, UNI-SOLVE Adhesive Remover Wipes, SKIN-PREP Protective Wipes, PERI-PREP Protective Wipes and NO-STING … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

CPSC Sets New Safety Standards for Toddler Beds

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) unanimously approved, in a 5-to-0 vote, a new mandatory standard to improve the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">safety of toddler beds. The new federal standard builds upon the ASTM International voluntary standard for toddler beds (F1821-09) … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

Herring Recalled in New York for Botulism Risk

Royal sweet Bakery, Inc. is recalling its Herring in Vegetable Oil Filling over concerns the recalled product could be contaminated with the very dangerous, sometimes fatal, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Clostidium botulinum, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The problem … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Listeria |

NovoSeven Off-Label Use Raises Concerns

Off-label use of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/novoseven">NovoSeven (rFVIIa), a blood clotting drug approved for use in hemophiliacs, could be extremely dangerous, according to two new studies published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Yet despite potential risks and questionable benefits, the same … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Listeria Risk Prompts Recall of Seafood Mousse, Dips

Charcuterie La Tour Eiffel of Montreal, Canada, just issued a recall of all of its Summersweet seafood mousses and dips over fears the products could be contaminated with the dangerous, sometimes deadly, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria monocytogenes pathogen, the U.S. Food and … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Listeria |

Bumper Pads, Other Crib Products Pose Deadly Risk

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Baby crib bumpers might be adorable but they, and a number of other crib products may actually pose deadly risks in the nursery. According to The Wall Street Journal, pillows, blankets, mobiles that hang too low in the crib, … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

Darvon, Other Opioids Linked to More Accidental Deaths When Prescribed at High Doses

Prescribing < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/darvon">Darvon and other opioids painkillers in high doses increases the likelihood of an accidental fatal overdose, according to a newly-published study. Opioids are commonly prescribed for the treatment of pain. In addition to Darvon, this class of drugs … Continue reading

Posted in Darvon / Darvocet, Pharmaceuticals |

Bakery at Center Of Rhode Island Salmonella Outbreak Ordered Closed

Deaths, illnesses, hospitalizations, pathogens, and inspection violations have surrounded the DeFusco Bakery in Rhode Island. DeFusco’s has been blamed for two deaths and scores of illnesses in connection with the Rhode Island < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella outbreak over its contaminated zeppoles, which … Continue reading

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Possibility of Fracking in the Delaware River Basin Creates Uproar

The debate over hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the Delaware River Basin has intensified, with the New York State Attorney General threatening to take the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to court if it moves too quickly to allow natural … Continue reading

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