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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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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Wright Medical Inc. took steps in to 2006 to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reject pre-market approval of rival Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham metal-on-metal hip implant. Wright Medical, which makes two metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the Conserve and the Lieneage device, filed a citizen petition ...

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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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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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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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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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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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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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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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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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Pacifier Clips Recalled for Choking Hazard

Sandbox Medical, LLC just issued a recall for its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Cheaper Keeper Pacifier Clip due to choking hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced. The CPSC advises consumers to stop using the recalled product immediately and notes … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Energy Faces New York Lawsuit Over Marcellus Shale Leases

Chesapeake Energy has again been named in lawsuits stemming from its Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling concerns. This time, hundreds of property owners in New York’s Southern Tier are challenging drilling leases Chesapeake purports to hold on their land. The … Continue reading

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Two Firms Recall Buoyancy Control Devices

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced two separate recalls of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Buoyancy Control Devices (BCDs). The agencies advise consumers to stop using the recalled BCDs immediately and advise consumers that it is illegal … Continue reading

Posted in Product Recalls |

Study Finds Infection Control Violations at Many Nursing Homes

Nursing homes have been plagued with reports of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/nursing_home_negligence">physical, chemical, and sexual abuse and nanny cams have caught nursing home workers abusing residents. Now adding to that list of indignities, Science Daily reports that 15 percent of nursing homes … Continue reading

Posted in Nursing Home Abuse |

Salted Smoked Split Herring Recalled for Potential Botulism

Porky Products of Carteret, New Jersey just recalled Salted Smoked Split Herring (bloaters) over the potential the uneviscerated fish has the potential to be contaminated with the very dangerous < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Clostridium botulinum pathogen, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

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Glaxo Poligrip Zinc Poisoning Lawsuits Settled for Millions, Report Says

Bloomberg News is reporting that GlaxoSmithKline has settled scores of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Poligrip-Denture-Cream">Poligrip zinc poisoning lawsuits for millions of dollars over the past nine months. According to the report, unidentified sources claim the Poligrip zinc poisoning settlements averaged more than $1 … Continue reading

Posted in Denture Cream, Fixodent Zinc Poisoning, Poligrip Zinc Poisoning |

Woman Files DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuit After Multiple Revisions

Four years and five surgeries later, Jane Rogers, 53, has filed a lawsuit over defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Hip-Implant-Recall-Johnson-and-Johnson">DePuy ASR hip implants following, which she claims caused her to suffer many hours of rehabilitation and missed work. Rogers is one of 93,000 … Continue reading

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Dial Complete Class Action Lawsuit Alleges False Claims

An Ohio woman has filed a class action lawsuit against Dial Corporation, the maker of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Dial-Complete-Antibacterial-Hand-Wash-Soap-Class-Action-Lawsuit">Dial Complete Antibacterial Hand Wash, alleging that marketing and advertising materials which claim the hand wash can kill most bacteria and prevent the spread … Continue reading

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