Monthly Archives: October 2011

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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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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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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System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

Study Finds System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

System for keeping track of dangerous side effects of prescription drugs is flawed because drug makers are submitting incomplete information about problems to the FDA.

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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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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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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

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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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Rite Aid Recalls Butter Cookie Tins for Possible Bacterial Contamination

Rite Aid, in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), just implemented a chain-wide recall of about 85,000 tins of butter cookies, the agency just announced. The Rite Aid butter cookies were distributed by the drug store chain … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Product Recalls, Recalled Food Products |

FDA Issues Salmonella Warning for Wegmans Pine Nuts

Last week, we wrote that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall of 5,000 pounds of Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Turkish Pine Nuts over concerns about potential Salmonella contamination. The FDA is now warning consumers not to … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Certain Asthma Drugs Risky for Kids

Some asthma medications are proving risky for children, according to emerging research. So-called long-acting beta-agonists—LABAs—have been linked with increased risks for significant complications, notes USA Today. These complications include hospitalization, intubation, and death, known as so-called asthma composite outcome, said … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Topamax Birth Defect Lawsuits Centralized in Philadelphia

All < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/topamax_birth_defects">Topamax birth defect lawsuits filed in Pennsylvania state courts have been centralized in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. The lawsuits allege that Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Ortho-McNeil Neurologics, failed to properly research the pregnancy risks associated with … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Topamax Oral Clefts |

Greek Debt Fix a Bad Deal for Holders of Credit Default Swaps

Holders of credit default swaps on Greek bonds may be out of luck, thanks to the European Union’s plan to resolve the euro region’s sovereign debt crisis. According to a report from Bloomberg News, because the plan is considered voluntary, … Continue reading

Posted in Stock Fraud |

Cooperstown, New York Divided by Contentious Fracking Debate

The debate over < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/hydraulic_fracturing_fracking">hydraulic fracturing has turned nasty in Cooperstown, New York, according to a report from The New York Times. Some of the most vocal opponents of fracking in the upstate New York village have reportedly received threatening … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Hand Trucks Recalled Following 19 Injuries

A large recall of about 292,000 Harper Trucks Hand Trucks has been implemented, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The defective Harper Trucks Hand Trucks were manufactured in China, the United States, and Taiwan by Harper Trucks … Continue reading

Posted in Product Recalls |

FDA Panel Gives Medtronic Cardiac Ablation System a Thumbs Down

A panel of outside medical experts has recommended that federal regulators not approve a cardiac ablation system to treat atrial fibrillation being developed by Medtronic, Inc. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, members of a U.S. Food … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Trek Recalls Bicycles For Fall Hazard

About 27,000 Trek 2012 FX and District Bicycles are being recalled for fall hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced. The defective Trek 2012 FX and District Bicycles were manufactured in China; imported … Continue reading

Posted in Product Recalls |

Doctors in Europe Advised that Pradaxa Patients Need Kidney Tests

Doctors in Europe will be informed that certain patients should undergo kidney testing before they begin taking the anti-clotting medication, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Pradaxa-Internal-Bleeding-Hemorrhaging-Side-Effects-Lawsuit">Pradaxa. Boehringer Ingelheim, the maker of Pradaxa, will also notify European doctors that patients older than 75 and those … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Pradaxa |

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