Daily Archives: November 8, 2011

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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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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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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from TheHeart.org. An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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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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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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Studies Show Many People Taking Proton Pump Inhibitors Don’t Need Them

Aciphex, Dexilant, Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, and Protonix, all part of a class of drugs known a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Proton_pump_inhibitors">proton pump inhibitors, may be overprescribed, some recent studies indicate. According to a report from Web MD, overuse of proton pump inhibitors, which … Continue reading

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FDA Confirms Salmonella in Turkish Pine Nuts

We’ve been following the growing issue with Turkish pine nuts and contamination with the dangerous < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella pathogen. Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a consumer warning against eating Turkish pine nuts distributed by Sunrise Commodities, … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Air Fresheners Tied To Asthma, Allergies

Air fresheners and chemicals involved in home fragrance delivery, are being linked to asthma and allergies. Doctors should be aware of the hazards of these products to certain patients, said MSNBC. “The chemicals in some of these products can trigger … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Researcher Warns of Possible Acetaminophen – Asthma Link

Taking < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Acetaminophen-Liver-Damage-Injury-Failure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">acetaminophen may make asthma worse in people who already have the condition, and possibly spark new asthma cases in others. In fact, the author of a provocative new paper says links between acetaminophen and asthma are so prevalent … Continue reading

Posted in Acetaminophen / Tylenol, Pharmaceuticals |

Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Risk Reported in Israeli Study

Yet another study has confirmed that birth control pills like < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Yaz-Yasmin-Ocella-Lawsuit-Side-Effects-injury-clots-embolism-dvt">Yaz and Yasmin are more likely to cause blood clots compared to other oral contraceptives. This latest study, which involved 330,000 Israeli women, found that women who took pills … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Yaz / Yasmin |

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