Daily Archives: May 16, 2011

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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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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

A car accident on LI left one person dead & two more critically injured. The crash occurred Monday in Deer Park on Straight Path, south of Sagamore Lane.

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Newly-Filed Plavix Lawsuits Claim Drug Caused Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Cerebral Hemorrhage, and TTP

The manufacturer of Plavix continues to be named in lawsuits alleging the blood thinner caused some patients to suffer from serious bleeding side effects. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix bleeding lawsuits in state court in New York.

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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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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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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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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Don’t Buy Antimicrobial Supplements, FDA Says

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to use products marketed as < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">dietary supplements that also claim to be antimicrobial—antibiotic, antifungal, or antiviral—drugs. These illegal products are falsely promoted with claims to treat illnesses such … Continue reading

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13 Salmonella Cases Confirmed in Illinois Outbreak

The number of confirmed < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella cases potentially linked to a restaurant in Illinois has increased to 13. According to Beacon News, the Health Department believes some of those who have fallen ill might have eaten at Portillo’s restaurant in … Continue reading

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Is Industry Influence Causing Heart Stents to Be Overused?

According to a newly-published study, fewer than half of Americans with stable heart disease get guideline-recommended medicines before undergoing angioplasty with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/drug_coated_stents">coronary stents – a procedure also known as percutaneous coronary intervention or PCI. A new investigation from ProPublica … Continue reading

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15,000+ Lbs of Deli Meat Recalled for Listeria

Rose & Shore Meat Company of Vernon, California is recalling approximately 15,900 pounds of ready-to-eat deli meat products that may be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) just announced. … Continue reading

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Actos-Bladder Cancer Link Seen in New Study

Another study has found evidence that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/actos">Actos may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer. According to a Reuters report, the study, which involved a review of adverse events reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

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Australian Victims of Faulty DePuy ASR Hip Implants Speak Out

The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Hip-Implant-Recall-Johnson-and-Johnson">DePuy ASR Acetabular Hip Replacement System that was recalled last August is making headlines in Australia for severe pain, failing hip implants, the need for painful and complicated revision surgery, and reports of illness linked to metal toxicity. … Continue reading

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Porsche Cayenne Lawsuits Claim Plastic Coolant Piping is Defective

A least two lawsuits have been filed over alleged problems with coolant tubes used in < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Porsche-Cayenne-Class-Action-Lawsuit-Plastic-Coolant-Pipes-V8-Turbo-Engine">Porsche Cayenne sport utility vehicles. The lawsuits, filed in New York and New Jersey, allege plastic coolant piping used in some Porsche Cayenne vehicles … Continue reading

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SEC Puts Life Partners Holdings on Notice of Possible Civil Action

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Life-Partners-Life-Settlement-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Life Partners Holdings, Inc., a company that markets life settlements, said last week it could be named in a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) civil action over some of its marketing practices. We reported in January that Life Partners … Continue reading

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