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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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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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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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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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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from TheHeart.org. An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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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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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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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.

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Katie Brown Tea Light Candle Sets Recalled for Fire Hazard

About 7,600 Katie Brown < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">12-Piece Tea Light Candle Sets have been recalled for fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The defective Katie Brown 12-Piece Tea Light Candle Sets were manufactured in India and imported … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning |

Blue Stilton Cheese Recalled for Listeria

Schratter Foods Incorporated, of Fairfield, New Jersey, is recalling Quenby Hall Blue Stilton Cheese over concerns the cheese potentially contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The recalled “Quenby Hall Blue Stilton Cheese” … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Legal News, Listeria |

PAHs Linked to Oil Sands Mining

An increase in < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) has been linked in a recent study to oils sands mining. Reuters wrote that new research found that PAH levels increased 41 percent from 1999 to 2010 when oils sands mining was … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

High Dose Aricept Should Go, Public Citizen Says

Both advocacy group Public Citizen and a Johns Hopkins University geriatric specialist are calling for an end to high-dose < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/aricept">Aricept, the popular Alzheimer’s disease medication. It seems, said Public Citizen and Dr. Thomas Finucane, the ban should be put … Continue reading

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DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Lawsuit Claims Device Caused Victim’s Cobalt, Chromium Levels to Spike

A West Virginia woman has filed suit against Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit, claiming the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Pinnacle-Hip-Implant-Replacement-Recall-Lawsuit-Lawyer">DePuy Pinnacle hip implant caused her to develop unsafe blood levels of cobalt and chromium. The complaint also alleges the DePuy … Continue reading

Posted in Depuy |

FDA Panel Backs New Dosing Guidelines for Children’s Acetaminophen

We recently wrote that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was 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. Today, dosing instructions are not provided for these medications meant for children under … Continue reading

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Avandia to be Pulled from Retail Pharmacies by November, FDA Says

By November, the diabetes drug < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avandia-Heart-Attack-Lawsuit-Lawyer-Attorney-Heart-Failure">Avandia (rosiglitazone) will no longer be available in U.S. retail pharmacies. Patients who are prescribed Avandia will only be able to obtain the controversial medication from selected certified pharmacies via mail order, the U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

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