Monthly Archives: April 2011

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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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System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

Study Finds System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

System for keeping track of dangerous side effects of prescription drugs is flawed because drug makers are submitting incomplete information about problems to the FDA.

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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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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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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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After Drug Recalls, Johnson & Johnson to Remake Medicine Bottles

Following an unprecedented 22 product recalls, drug and medical device giant Johnson & Johnson plans on introducing new packaging for some of its medications at its upcoming shareholders’ meeting. According to The Wall Street Journal, packaging will be revised for … Continue reading

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Radioactive Material from Japan found in Hawaii Milk

More radiation from the Japan nuclear disaster has made its way to United States milk. This time, for the radioactive isotope of strontium, said Forbes. The dangerous isotope was detected in a milk sample from Hilo, Hawaii, according to the … Continue reading

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Zimmer Quietly Issued Knee Replacement Component Recalls Last Year

Last September, Zimmer Inc. issued medical device recalls for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Zimmer-NexGen-LPS-FLEX-Knee-Implant-Recall-Lawsuit-Lawyer">NexGen Complete Knee Solution LPS femoral components and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Zimmer-NexGen-MIS-Tibial-Component-Complete-Knee-Recall-Lawsuit"> NexGen Complete Knee Solution MIS tibial components. While doctors were informed of these Zimmer knee replacement component recalls, it does … Continue reading

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American Regent Recalls Ammonium Molybdate Injection

American Regent of Shirley, New York, is recalling its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Ammonium Molybdate Injection, USP (Molybdenum 250mcg/10mL) 10mL Single Dose Vial NDC 0517-6610-25, Lot # 9409, Exp. Date June 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. According to … Continue reading

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New York Students Voice Opposition To Fracking

Statewide, New York college students concerned with hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, provided Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office with petitions urging for increased study of the controversial natural gas extraction practice. Fracking is a drilling technique that involves injecting water, sand, and … Continue reading

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GlaxoSmithKline Faces Wide Criminal Probe, Former Exec Claims

A judge has been asked to grant immunity to an executive at GlaxoSmithKline in return for his testimony against a key GlaxoSmithKline attorney. The request was presented by federal prosecutors, said BNET. The request was made after Lauren Stevens, the … Continue reading

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Chinese Drywall Supplier Agrees to Settle Lawsuits

Interior/Exterior Building Supply L.P., a supplier of construction materials based in New Orleans, has agreed to settle as many as 1,500 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Defective_Chinese_Drywall">Chinese drywall lawsuits. According to a report from Insurance Journal, under the proposed Chinese drywall settlement, two of … Continue reading

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Alerts Issued In Texas City After BP Refinery, Dow Plant Lose Power

Power failures at the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/BP-Texas-City-Refinery-Chemical-Releases">BP Texas City refinery and an adjacent Dow Chemical plant prompted alerts after power was unable to be restored, said Business Week. Power was lost at about 10:55 Monday night. Both plants were shut down … Continue reading

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NJ Benefit Fund Files Suit Over DePuy Hip Implants

By 2008, roughly three years after it came on the market, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had already received some 300 complaints about the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Hip-Implant-Recall-Johnson-and-Johnson">DePuy ASR hip implant. Most complaints concerned early failures that required revision surgeries. … Continue reading

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Firm Warns on Triad Povidine Prep Pads Included in First Aid Kits

Wisconsin Pharmacal Company, LLC has become aware of a broad United States market recall of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Triad Povidone Iodine Prep Pads, manufactured by H&P Industries Inc. and marketed under various brand names including Triad, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

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