Daily Archives: May 6, 2011

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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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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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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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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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Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

The NYS attorney general’s office has accused four national retailers of selling fraudulent dietary supplements.

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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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American Regent Issues New Recall After Particulate Matter Found In Injectable Drug

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Caffeine and Sodium Benzoate Injection—USP, 250 mg/mL, 2 mL Single Dose Vial—has been recalled after particulate matter was found in this injectable drug, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This recall was initiated at the user/consumer level and … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Dorel Asia Recalls Bunk Beds for Collapse, Fall Hazards

A large recall of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Dorel Asia Wooden Bunk Beds are being recalled over collapse and fall hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC), just announced. Consumers are advised, noted that agency, that it is … Continue reading

Posted in Product Recalls |

Topamax Birth Defect Risk Complicated by Interaction with Birth Control Pills

Women taking < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/topamax_birth_defects">Topamax should be aware that its active ingredient, topiramate, may inhibit the effectiveness of birth control pills. It is especially important that women of child-bearing age be aware of this Topamax side effect, due to its association … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals, Topamax Oral Clefts |

Nail Salon Workers Face Risk From Chemicals

A new study suggests that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">unsafe levels of chemicals routinely used in nail salons could be harming the health of nail workers. The study was conducted by researchers at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California and Asian Health Services … Continue reading

Posted in Toxic Substances |

Mercury Dental Fillings Create Controversy

The controversy over < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">mercury used in dental fillings continued this week at a town hall meeting in Florida in which a number of activists are seeking governmental restrictions or bans on the use of the toxic metal in dental … Continue reading

Posted in Toxic Substances |

Group Sues to Ban Fracking in New York State Forests

A new lawsuit filed by a coalition of environmental groups is seeking to stop hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in New York State Forests. The lawsuit, which names the New York State Department of Environmental (DEC) Conservation as defendant, argues that … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Benzocaine Blood Disorder Prompts Warnings in U.S., Canada

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Benzocaine-Spray-Gel-Liquid-Methemoglobinemia-Injury-Lawsuit">Benzocaine, the active ingredient in popular teething medications like Anbesol, Hurricaine, Orajel, Baby Orajel, and Orabase, has been the subject of safety warnings in the U.S. and Canada because of its association with a rare blood disorder called methemoglobinemia. … Continue reading

Posted in Benzocaine, Pharmaceuticals |

Safeway Recalls Kabobs In Tomato Salmonella Scare

In cooperation with Taylor Farms’ expanded recall of products containing grape tomatoes, Safeway is expanding its recall to now include fresh kabobs made with grape tomatoes that were sold in its full-service meat counter in several states, the U.S. Food … Continue reading

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New York, Rhode Island AGs Look Into Sony PlayStation Network Hack

Sony, which just last month announced it was the victim of one of the largest security breaches in internet history, now faces a subpoena in New York state and questions from Rhode Island’s Attorney General over the hack. They join … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Fraud, Sony PlayStation Breach |

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