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Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk

Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk, Study Suggests

A new study has linked the use of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), an injectable type of birth control, to an increased risk of HIV infection.

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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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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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Parker Waichman Representing Another Louisiana Plaintiff in Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

A Louisiana man has become the latest to claim that his taking the type 2 diabetes drug Actos resulted in developing bladder cancer. He has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese manufacturer of the drug and the marketer of it in the U.S., claiming they failed to warn about this ...

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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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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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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy


The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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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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Study Links Infuse Bone Graft it to Male Infertility

Medtronic’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Medtronic_Infuse_Bone_Graft">Infuse bone graft product has been linked to a higher risk of infertility in men when used in a certain type of surgery. The finding is surprising, as earlier research had purportedly not seen such side effects with … Continue reading

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Globe All Wellness Recalls Weight Loss Supplement

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced that it informed Globe All Wellness, LLC that its Slim Xtremeâ„¢ Herbal Slimming Capsule weight loss dietary supplement—sold by a seller not authorized by Globe All Wellness, LLC to sell the … Continue reading

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Senate Report Faults Sanofi on Payments to Doctors, Medical Groups

We have long been writing that the financial relationships between the drug and medical device industries and the health care industry have led to enormous controversy. Critics maintain that such relationships create conflicts of interest and could unduly influence everything … Continue reading

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Dream On Recalls Drop-Side Cribs

More < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">drop-side cribs are being recalled. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), about 22,000 Full-Size and Portable Drop-Side Cribs that were manufactured in China and imported by Dream On Me, Inc. of Piscataway, New Jersey have … Continue reading

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Deafness Linked to Impotence Drugs

We have long written about links between impotence drugs like < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/viagra">Viagra, and hearing and vision problems. Now, says Nursing Times, Viagra “could make you deaf,” quoting The Daily Telegraph. According to the news outlets, Viagra and other impotence drugs … Continue reading

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Arkansas Fracking Lawsuits Claim Water Contamination

Two Arkansas couples have filed suit against Southwestern Energy claiming the company’s hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations have contaminated drinking water sources. The lawsuits are seeking class action status on behalf of potentially hundreds of people living within 3 miles of … Continue reading

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DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits Consolidated in Texas

The DePuy Pinnacle is a metal-on-metal hip implant similar in design to the DePuy ASR hip implant, the headline-making device that was recalled last August over unusually high early failure rates. Like the DePuy ASR device, the Pinnacle hip implant … Continue reading

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