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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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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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Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

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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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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

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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Darvon, Darvocet Lawsuits Centralized in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky

Federal lawsuits stemming from the Darvon and Darvocet recall have been consolidated in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) and transferred to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky (Covington Division). The Darvon and Darvocet litigation (MDL 226) will be … Continue reading

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Darvocet Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed by Estate of Louisiana Woman

The family of a Louisiana woman who suffered a fatal heart attack has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the makers of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/darvocet">Darvocet. This latest Darvocet lawsuit names Eli Lilly and Co., Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc., Vintage Pharmaceuticals Inc., Qualitest … Continue reading

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New Darvocet Class Action Lawsuit Filed in Louisiana

The maker of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/darvocet">Darvocet is facing a class action lawsuit that alleges the manufacturer’s neglect to warn patients of the drug’s—and its generic equivalent’s—risks and side effects. Propoxyphene is an opioid painkiller that was first sold as Darvon in … Continue reading

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Darvon, Darvocet Recall Delay Blamed for yet another Death

The Darvon and Darvocet recall came too late to save the 22-year-old daughter of Tammy and John Gilbert. When Kira Nicole was prescribed Darvocet two years ago, the Gilberts didn’t think they needed to worry. According to a report on … Continue reading

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Darvon, Darvocet Deaths Could Have Been Prevented by Earlier FDA Action

A consumer group says negligence on the part of federal regulators in calling for a Darvon and Darvocet recall likely cost hundreds of lives. In a recent issue of its “Worst Pills, Best Pills” newsletter, Public Citizen says that the … Continue reading

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Darvon, Darvocet Lawsuit Blames Painkillers for Sudden Death

The family of a man who died after taking propoxyphene containing drugs has filed a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/darvon">Darvon lawsuit against Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, maker of the recalled drugs. The lawsuit claims Cornelius Kellehar’s sudden heart problems were the result of Darvon and < … Continue reading

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Billions at Stake in Darvon, Darvocet Lawsuits

Victims of Darvon, Darvocet and other propoxyphene drugs could potentially recover billions of dollars in product liability lawsuits, legal experts say. That’s because a great many Darvon and Darvocet lawsuits will likely involve wrongful death claims. Propoxyphene is an opiod … Continue reading

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Motions for Darvon, Darvocet Lawsuit Consolidation Opposed by Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals

Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Darvon and Darvocet, is opposing efforts to have all federal lawsuits involving the recalled painkillers consolidated in a multi-district < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/darvon">Darvon litigation (MDL). Though only five such lawsuit have been filed so far, it is … Continue reading

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Darvon, Darvocet Dangers Prompted Action by Pharmacists Years Before Recall

The Darvocet and Darvon recall has the approval of some pharmacists. According to a report in the News-Leader out of Missouri, some pharmacists there said they stopped stocking Darvon and Darvocet years ago because of safety concerns. It’s too bad, really, that … Continue reading

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Darvon, Darvocet Lawsuits Will Make News in 2011

Darvocet and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/darvon">Darvon lawsuits involving the recalled painkillers painkillers could be one of the big legal and health stories of 2011. At least one national law firm – Parker Waichman Alonso LLP – has reported that it has been inundated … Continue reading

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