Daily Archives: April 25, 2011

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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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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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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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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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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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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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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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Parker Waichman Representing Another Louisiana Plaintiff in Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

A Louisiana man has become the latest to claim that his taking the type 2 diabetes drug Actos resulted in developing bladder cancer. He has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese manufacturer of the drug and the marketer of it in the U.S., claiming they failed to warn about this ...

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Indiana Woman Alleges Serious Injuries From Transvaginal Mesh Products

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered injuries after receiving transvaginal mesh implants. The lawsuit suit alleges that the transvaginal mesh created an unreasonable risk and directly caused her injuries.

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Listeria Risk Prompts Smoked Salmon Recall

Woodsmoke Provisions, LLC is recalling 160 package of its The Fresh Market Signature Collection Atlantic Smoked Salmon in 4-ounce retail packages with lot code 1459/2 over concerns that the recalled salmon has the potential to be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Jonathan’s Sprouts Recall Expanded

Last week, we wrote that Jonathans Sprouts of Rochester, Massachusetts issued a recall over is conventional alfalfa sprout products because of potential < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella contamination. Now, the firm is reporting that it is upgrading its recall of conventional alfalfa sprout … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Cucumbers Recalled for Potential Salmonella

L&M Companies, Inc. of Raleigh, North Carolina just issued a recall of one lot—1590 cartons—of whole cucumbers over concern the produce is contaminated with the dangerous, sometimes deadly, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella pathogen, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Discharges of Fracking Waste Into Pennsylvania Waterways Will End Next Month

Pennsylvania environmental regulators have announced that natural gas drillers are close to ending one of the most controversial practices associated with hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. According to a report from the Associated Press, the state’s Marcellus shale natural gas drillers … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Propecia Lawsuit Claims Hair Loss Drug Caused Sexual Dysfunction

Hair growth medication finasteride, marketed by Merck as < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Propecia, for male pattern baldness is being blamed for persistent sexual dysfunction, according to nine men, who say that the dysfunction remained even after they stopped taking the drug, wrote Courthouse … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

FDA Announces Tysabri Label Update

Last week, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was updating the label of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/tysabri">Tysabri (natalizumab) to include additional information about the risk of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a rare but serious brain infection. According to a … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Tysabri |

Pfizer Says One Clinical Trial Death Associated with Experimental RA Drug

During a clinical trial for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">tofacitinib, an experimental rheumatoid arthritis (RA) medication, one death has been reportedly linked to the drug, said Bloomberg News. The experimental RA drug is under trial by Pfizer Inc. and this death represents one … Continue reading

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Kaba Group Slammed For Downplaying Pushbutton Lock Defects

In a statement issued last week, Kaba Group acknowledged that several of its entities are facing lawsuits over specific models of pushbutton locks sold and distributed by Kaba Access Control. The Kaba Group statement strongly implied that claims that the … Continue reading

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Cell Phone Industry Looks to Kill San Francisco Radiation Disclosure Ordinance

The cell phone industry is pushing hard against a San Francisco, California ordinance that requires important information about < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Cell-Phones-Cause-Cancer-Radiation-Exposure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">cell phone radiation be disclosed to consumers. CTIA-The Wireless Association, an industry group, recently filed suit against the city of San … Continue reading

Posted in Cell Phones & Cancer, Cellular Phone |

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