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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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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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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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Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

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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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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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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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Omega Alpha Kidney Flush Recalled in Canada

A recall has been issued in Canada for all lots of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Omega Alpha Kidney Flush. According to a notice from Health Canada, Omega Alpha Kidney Flush is being recalled due to the omission of cautionary and warning statements on … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Tween Brands Recalls Beaded Curtains Over Strangulation Risk

A large product recall of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Beaded Curtains has been initiated over strangulation risks, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC notes that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer … Continue reading

Posted in Product Recalls |

Sony PlayStation Network Hack Sparks $1 Billion Canadian Lawsuit

Sony is facing yet another lawsuit over the massive < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Sony-PlayStation-Network-Security-Data-Breach-Class-Action-Lawsuit">PlayStation Network hack. This time, a Canadian user of Sony’s PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) service is seeking $1 billion, some of which would pay for credit monitoring … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Fraud, Sony PlayStation Breach |

Stolen Medical Devices Prompt Warning

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just issued an urgent release over a potential infection risk. The risk was announced in an alert from Boston Scientific Corporation in which it announced a stolen shipment of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Endoscopy and Urology/Women’s … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Many Drugs Approved on Incomplete Data

We’ve long written about medical devices hitting the market via a legal process that involves fast-tracking, a process which has been roundly criticized by many nonindustry advocates concerned with potentially defective devices making their way into patients’ bodies. Now, Reuters … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Connecticut Probes Insurance Death Benefit Payments

Following reports that beneficiaries were not contacted concerning payment of life insurance benefits in cases in which the insured had died, the Connecticut insurance department initiated an inquiry into how insurers’ death benefits are being paid and how insurance companies … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News |

Swedish Bone Drug Study Confirms Rare Thigh Fracture Risk

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Bisphosphonates">Bisphosphonates, a class of drugs used to treat osteoporosis that includes Aclasta, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/actonel">Actonel, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/aredia">Aredia, Bondronat, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Boniva">Boniva, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Didronel">Didronel, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/fosamax">Fosamax, Fosavance, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Reclast">Reclast, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Skelid">Skelid, and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/zometa">Zometa, do increase the risk of certain rare thigh … Continue reading

Posted in Bisphosphonates, Pharmaceuticals |

More Recalls in Tomato Salmonella Scare

Tomatoes have been making headlines again for a Salmonella scare that is driving a number of recalls. This time, both the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

GlaxoSmithKline Close to Settling More Avandia Lawsuits

It looks like GlaxoSmithKline may be preparing to settle more < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the Avandia settlements would cover roughly 1,000 former Avandia users who sued the company in state courts in Pennsylvania, California … Continue reading

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