Monthly Archives: August 2011

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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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Transvaginal Mesh a Nightmare for Thousands of Women

Thousands of women who have received transvaginal mesh surgical implants to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are now living a nightmare, thanks to debilitating pain, bleeding, infection and other serious complications. According to the Sun-Sentinel, many of the women injured by transvaginal mesh claim ...

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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

The first test trials in the federal C.R. Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh litigation will most likely start next year, according to a report from Bloomberg News. About 600 lawsuits involving Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are currently pending in the multidistrict litigation underway Charleston, West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...

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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...

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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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Swing Sets Sold At Toys R Us Recalled For Fall Hazard

About 5,500 Playsafe Dartmouth Swing Sets are being recalled for fall hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The defective Playsafe Dartmouth Swing Sets were manufactured in China; imported by Pacific Cycle Inc., of Madison, Wisconsin, and … Continue reading

Posted in Product Recalls |

Dead in Samson Resources Wyoming Explosion Identified

Construction work at Samson Resources Co. sites in Wyoming’s Powder River Basi has halted, following Monday’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/wyoming-oil-storage-facility-explosion-lawsuit">explosion near Glenrock. Meanwhile, the names of the three men killed in that explosion have been released. According to a report from The … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Wyoming Oil Production Site Explosion |

Imprelis Lawyers File Motion to Preserve Tree Damage Evidence

A group of law firms has gone to court seeking to force DuPont to notify property owners and lawn care professionals of the steps they should take to preserve evidence of damage caused by the tree-killing herbicide, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Imprelis-DuPont-herbicide-tree-death-side-effects-lawsuit">Imprelis. A … Continue reading

Posted in Imprelis Tree Death / Damage |

Google CEO Knew About Illegal AdWords Sales, Report Claims

In the wake of Google’s agreement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) to forfeit $500 million for selling internet ads to illegal Canadian Pharmacies through AdWords program, new information is being reported that co-founder and CEO, Larry Page, knew about … Continue reading

Posted in Google Shareholder Lawsuit |

Medical Device Industry Prepares to Defend Transvaginal Mesh

The medical device industry is gearing up to fight any suggestion that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/transvaginal_mesh_injuries">transvaginal mesh devices should be recalled. According to a report in the Minneapolis Post, trade group AdvaMed is readying a lobbying effort in advance of an FDA … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Transvaginal mesh |

Guatemalan Syphilis Researchers Knew Experiments Were Unethical, Panel Says

A presidential commission has determined that the U.S. scientists who conducted syphilis experiments on hundreds of Guatemalans in the 1940s were very aware that their research methods were unethical. The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, which is … Continue reading

Posted in Guatemalan Syphilis Experiments |

Health Canada Warns of PAH Associated with Sprycel

Health Canada, collaborating with drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada (BMS), just issued a warning concerning serious pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) linked to < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/sprycel-leukemia-drug-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-side-effects-lawsuit">Sprycel (dasatinib). Sprycel is part of the drug class of protein-tyrosine kinase inhibitors medications and has received … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News |

Three Dead After Wyoming Oil Production Explosion

An < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/wyoming-oil-storage-facility-explosion-lawsuit">explosion yesterday morning at a Wyoming oil production site sparked a fire and killed three workers. According to the Associated Press, the cause of the blast is not yet known. The explosion occurred around 10:00 a.m. at an … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Wyoming Oil Production Site Explosion |

NIH Launching Traumatic Brain Injury Database

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Defense (DoD) are collaborating on the creation of a central database to track < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/traumatic_brain_injury">traumatic brain injuries, said the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), of the NIH. … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

Pre-Birth Exposure to BPA May Affect Male Genitalia

Much has been said about the ongoing health issues linked to the polycarbonate plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA), and readers of this blog are well aware of the myriad health issues that affect people, from infancy on up, who are exposed … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

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