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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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FDA Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...

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Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

E. District of Missouri denied motion to dismiss conspiracy claims. Lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to misrepresent true dangers with use of talcum powder.

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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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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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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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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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Qualitest Recalls Incorrectly Labeled Tablets

Qualitest Pharmaceuticals just issued a nationwide, retail-level < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">drug recall of Butalbital, Acetaminophen, and Caffeine Tablets, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), just announced. A bottle of Butalbital, Acetaminophen, and Caffeine Tablets (USP, 50mg/325mg/40mg, 500 count) was found incorrectly … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports Finds Drug Safety Information Lacking

Drug labels and medication guides are necessary for patients, caretakers, and physicians and are meant to contain important information on drug safety, efficacy, side effects, and dosing. WebMD noted that in a recent Consumer Reports investigation, some drug labels are … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Questions Over Shale Gas Productivity Spark Calls for Investigations

A report recently published by The New York Times that questioned some of the productivity claims made by natural gas drillers has caught the attention of some federal and state lawmakers. According to the Times, a number of lawmakers have … Continue reading

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Extra-Strength Tylenol Recalled for Musty Smell

Johnson & Johnson’s smelly drug problem is rearing its ugly head, yet again. According to the Wall Street Journal, Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare division is pulling about 60,912 bottles—one lot—of its musty smelling < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Tylenol-Liver-Damage-Injury-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Extra-Strength Tylenol caplets in … Continue reading

Posted in Acetaminophen / Tylenol, Pharmaceuticals |

14 Remain Hospitalized After Tyson Foods Chlorine Leak

One person remains in intensive care following Monday’s chlorine leak at the Tyson Foods plant in Springdale, Arkansas. Thirteen others are still hospitalized, according to an Associated Press report. Three hundred workers were evacuated Monday morning when the chlorine leak … Continue reading

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Sham Neurontin Study was Designed to Boost Prescriptions

Despite increased attention focused on pharmaceutical industry conflicts of interest over everything from excessive perks and inappropriate marketing tactics, fishy marketing programs continue to be unearthed. The MinnPost reports that, based on an article just published in the Archives of … Continue reading

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Journal Says Medtronic Docs Left Out Side Effects in Infuse Studies

A major medical journal is attacking clinical trials for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Medtronic_Infuse_Bone_Graft">Medtronic Inc.’s Infuse bone growth products that were conducted by researchers with financial ties to the device maker, claiming the studies omitted or downplayed serious side effect associated with the … Continue reading

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