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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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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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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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Actos Side Effects Lawyers Says Whistleblower Revelations Could Boost Bladder Cancer, Heart Failure Lawsuits

An attorney with a prominent personal injury law firm says an Actos whistleblower lawsuit filed earlier this year could strengthen legal claims alleging the type 2 diabetes medication caused some users to develop bladder cancer and heart failure.

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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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Brazilian Blowout Problems Prompt Calls for FDA Oversight

Congress is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a voluntary recall of two controversial salon hair-straightening treatments over concerns surrounding significantly high formaldehyde levels, said The Wall Street Journal. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has deemed … Continue reading

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FDA Faulted on Oversight of Imported Seafood

A just-released Congressional research report is faulting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for how it is managing the import of seafood into the United States and how it is protecting Americans from < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">foodborne illnesses originating with these … Continue reading

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FDA Looking at Acetaminophen Dosing for Infants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is looking into adding dosing instructions on over the counter (OTC) children’s medications containing < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Acetaminophen-Liver-Damage-Injury-Failure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">acetaminophen, said MedPageToday. Dosing instructions are not provided for this demographic—children under the age of two—which many believe … Continue reading

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Lawsuits Claim Astellas Pharma Schemed to Hold on to Prograf Monopoly

Astellas Pharma Inc. could come to regret its attempts to delay generic versions of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Astellas-Prograf-Antitrust-Lawsuit-Illegal-Delay-Generic-Version">Prograf, its immuno-suppressant drug, from coming to market. Several antitrust lawsuits have been filed against Astellas claiming a 2007 petition it filed with the Food … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Filed Over iPhone Privacy

Your personal information might be more widely available than you are aware and may be being sold to advertisers. The Times Herald-Record (RecordOnline) just reported on a class action lawsuit filed against technology giant, Apple Inc., and two app developers. … Continue reading

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Pfizer Preps for Prempro Lawsuit Settlements

Pfizer which has already settled a third of pending < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/prempro">Prempro lawsuits, is reportedly preparing to resolve even more cases. According to a report from Bloomberg.com, the company has set aside more than $700 million to settle claims that Prempro … Continue reading

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Antibiotics Linked to Asthma in Children

An emerging study, released by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and published online in Pediatrics, reveals that babies treated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">antibiotics during their first year might be at an increased risks for developing asthma by the … Continue reading

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