Monthly Archives: November 2016

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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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Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

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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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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Continue, New Complaint Filed by Tennessee Resident

Actos bladder cancer lawsuits continue, with a new complaint filed by a resident of Tennessee. The national law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, represents the Tennessee man who alleges that Actos caused his bladder cancer.

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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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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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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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A.G. Convicts 9 People who Staged Auto Accidents for Insurance Fraud

9 Individuals Staged Accidents in Nassau and Suffolk to Receive Insurance Money Nine individuals were convicted for staging four automobile accidents in Nassau and Suffolk counties in order to receive money from insurance companies, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced … Continue reading

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Australian Politician Takes Issue with Transvaginal Mesh Implants

Australian Politician Compares Pelvic Mesh to Thalidomide Scandal An Australian politician had harsh words for the pharmaceutical industry regarding transvaginal mesh implants used for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Senate Derryn Hinch, speaking in Parliament on Nov. 22, … Continue reading

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Talc Powder Products Named in Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Lawsuits Filed over Talc Products Containing Asbestos Talc is a mineral mainly composed of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. In powder form, it absorbs excess moisture and reduces friction. Talcum powder is often used as baby powder to prevent diaper rashes, … Continue reading

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Class Action Lawsuit Over Defective Dodge RAM Diesel Trucks

Owners of Dodge RAM 2500 and 3500 trucks filed a class-action lawsuit against automaker Fiat Chrysler and engine-maker Cummins Inc., alleging that the two companies knowingly deceived consumers and regulators about illegally high levels of diesel emissions. In 2012, the … Continue reading

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FDA Orders ‘Black Box’ Warning for Essure Sterilization Device

Regulators Add Essure Boxed Warning, Patient Checklist Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Essure, the female sterilization device manufactured by Bayer, will carry a boxed warning or “black box” warning. The agency ordered the label … Continue reading

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Sabra Hummus Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

Listeria Monocytogenes Found at Sabra Manufacturing Facility A voluntary recall is being issued for Sabra hummus products due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Sabra Dipping Co., LLC, the company who makes Sabra hummus, says the bacteria was found at … Continue reading

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Violence Against Prison Inmates Mounting

Violence Against Prison Inmates Currently On The Rise

Inmates at Mid-State Correctional Facility Allegedly Abused, Beaten In July 2016, corrections officers made a surprise raid in the early morning hours at medium security, Mid-State Correctional Facility near Utica, New York, according to officials. The surprise search was made … Continue reading

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Estrogen Product Premarin Tablets Recalled due to Labeling Issues

Estrogen Product Premarin Recalled due to Labeling Issues

Pfizer, the maker of Premarin, announced a voluntary recall of one lot of 1.25mg tablets due to an incorrect expiration date on the bottle label. What is Premarin? Premarin is an estrogen product commonly used to treat moderate to severe … Continue reading

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C.R. Bard Faces Lawsuits Over Meridian IVC Filter

Over 1,000 Meridian IVC Filter Lawsuits Filed Against Bard Federal lawsuits alleging injuries from C.R. Bard’s Meridian inferior vena cava (IVC) filter are consolidated into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Arizona before U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell. According to … Continue reading

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Apps May Be Responsible for Recent Traffic Death Spike

What is Distracted Driving? Distracted driving refers to activities that may divert an individual’s attention away from driving. All distracted driving activities—using a cell phone, smartphone, tablet, etc.—endanger the driver, passenger(s), and bystander(s) safety. According to Distraction.gov., texting; consuming food … Continue reading

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