Daily Archives: May 9, 2011

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

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Michelin Tire False Advertising Settlement Left Out Consumers

In May 2009, Michelin North America entered into a settlement with 17 state attorneys general to settle accusations that it made false claims regarding improved fuel efficiency in its advertising for tires. The multistate Michelin tire false advertising settlement involved … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Michelin Tire Claims |

Needleless Pre-Filled Glass Syringe Shouldn’t be Used in Emergency, FDA Says

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just reiterated a warning that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">needleless pre-filled glass syringes should not be used in emergencies. Instead, the FDA recommends that, to reduce the potential risks to patients, healthcare professionals and risk managers … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

FDA Issues Warning for Weck Hem-O-Lok Ligating Clips

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just issued a warning for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Weck Hem-o-Lok Ligating Clips. This medical device, said the FDA, is contraindicated for ligation of the renal artery during laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy, known as kidney removal … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

CPSC Says Clip-On Chairs Pose Serious Risk to Children

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just issued a warning to consumers about some “metoo” clip-on tabletop chairs, which were imported by phil&teds USA Inc., of Fort Collins, Colorado. The particular clip-on chairs put young children at risk of … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

Another Salmonella Tomato Recall Announced

In response to the growing number of Salmonella tomato recalls linked to grower Six L’s tomatoes that are potentially contaminated with the dangerous < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella pathogen, another producer is issuing a recall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Advice for Victims of the Sony PlayStation Network Hack

Users of Sony’s PlayStation Network, Qtriocity and Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) services are understandably concerned about their personal information, following news that Sony’s online security was breached in one of the biggest hacks in the history of the Internet. Since … Continue reading

Posted in Sony PlayStation Breach |

Statins May Pose Risk For Dialysis Patients

Statins may pose a risk to dialysis patients, according to a new study released by a researcher with Oregon State University (OSU). Statins are popular cholesterol lowering drugs and include brands such as Levacor, Zocor, Pravachol, Lipitor, and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/crestor">Crestor. … Continue reading

Posted in Crestor, Pharmaceuticals |

Cell Phone Industry Kills San Francisco Radiation Ordinance, For Now

Bowing to threats from the cell phone industry, the city of San Francisco has tabled an ordinance that would have provided easily accessible information on radiation absorbed by users of the mobile devices. According to a report from CNET.com, it … Continue reading

Posted in Cell Phones & Cancer, Cellular Phone |

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