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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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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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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday due to a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. Police are investigating the accident, Newsday reports. According to Newsday, the 81-year-old man was driving a Nissan Altima west in the right lane, west of Exit 42. He ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Wright Medical Inc. took steps in to 2006 to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reject pre-market approval of rival Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham metal-on-metal hip implant. Wright Medical, which makes two metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the Conserve and the Lieneage device, filed a citizen petition ...

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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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Geodon the antipsychotic drug can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction

Geodon can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction, FDA Warns

The FDA has required a new warning label for the antipsychotic drug Geodon (ziprasidone) to include the risk of a potentially fatal skin reaction.

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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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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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Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Long Island, New York Auto Shop

Two men were found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a Holbrook, New York, auto-detailing shop Thursday night, Suffolk County police say.

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Philips Recalls Infant, Neonatal Sampling Lines

Philips recently recalled specific lots of infant and neonatal-sized P< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">hilips FilterLine H Set and VitaLine H Set Microstream carbon dioxide (CO2) sampling lines shipped from November 2010 through March 2011, the US. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. … Continue reading

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“Nazareth Classic” and “Nazareth Light” Cheeses Recalled for Possible Listeria

Atalanta Corporation, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, has recalled its “Nazareth Classic” and “Nazareth Light” cheeses, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The recalled cheeses have the potential to be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria monocytogenes. Less than 70 … Continue reading

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Fracking in Arkansas Draws Legal Fire

People opposed to hydraulic fracturing (aka fracking) in Arkansas are looking to the courts for help in their fight. Several Arkansas residents have joined with environmental groups in a lawsuit against the federal government to stop natural gas drilling in … Continue reading

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FDA Says “SimplyThick” Shouldn’t Be Given To Premature Infants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning parents, caretakers, and health care providers not to use < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">SimplyThick in feedings to premature infants born before 37 weeks. The thickening product, used in the management of swallowing disorders, may … Continue reading

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Heart Valve Rings Approved Without Clinical Trials

A popular heart device recommended for implantation in patients never underwent clinical trials. The painstaking tests are typically called for when a new medical device is presented to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval for patient use. … Continue reading

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Girl Stricken with Stevens Johnson Syndrome Awarded Millions in Children’s Motrin Lawsuit

A Philadelphia jury has awarded $10 million to the family of a teenage girl who developed < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/stevens_johnson_syndrome">Stevens Johnson Syndrome after she took Children’s Motrin (ibuprofen). The family had originally sought at least $5 million for Brianna Maya’s injuries, which … Continue reading

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Long Island Nursing Home Fined for Poor Care

The elderly are among our most vulnerable citizens and, often, we are placed in situations in which we have no alternative but to place older relatives in the care of others. Sadly, reports of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/nursing_home_negligence">nursing home abuse are on … Continue reading

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Despite Opposing Evidence, Dial Complete Continues Triclosan Claims

Dial Corporation is facing several consumer class action lawsuits over its Dial Complete Antibacterial Hand Wash. These < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Dial-Complete-Antibacterial-Hand-Wash-Soap-Class-Action-Lawsuit">Dial Complete lawsuits allege that marketing and advertising materials for the product overstated its effectiveness, especially in regards to Triclosan, its active … Continue reading

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