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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

A proposed study would examine the health effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on the people living closest to active natural gas wells.

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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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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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Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

E. District of Missouri denied motion to dismiss conspiracy claims. Lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to misrepresent true dangers with use of talcum powder.

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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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Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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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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Pilgrim’s Pride Recalls Fully Cooked Chicken Products

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. is recalling roughly 4.5 million pounds of fully cooked chicken products. The recalled products may contain extraneous materials such as plastic, wood, rubber and metal, … Continue reading

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Study Proposes IVC Filter Follow-Up to Prevent Patient Morbidity

A study published in the journal Thrombosis suggests that follow-up in patients with inferior vena cava filters can reduce patient morbidity. IVC filters are used to catch blood clots and stop them from becoming an embolism; an estimated 250,000 are … Continue reading

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Study: Antioxidants in Diabetes Drugs May Promote Spread of Cancer

According to a study published in Science Translational Medicine, the presence of antioxidants in type 2 diabetes medications may promote the spread of cancerous cells. Antioxidants are an important part of disease prevention. They help neutralize harmful molecules known as … Continue reading

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Grand Jury Reportedly Selected in Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Investigation

A grand jury has reportedly been selected to weigh allegations that Boston Scientific used counterfeit resin to manufacture its pelvic mesh products, Mass Device reports. The allegations stem from a purported class-action racketeering lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court … Continue reading

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Research Links PPIs to Dementia, Kidney Injury

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a class of drugs used to treat conditions such as gastric reflux and peptic ulcers. Well-known brand names include Prevacid (lansoprazole), Nexium (esomeprazole), and Prilosec (omeprazole). Medscape reports that the medications have been linked to … Continue reading

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Court will Expedite $1B Fukushima Radiation Lawsuit

In granting a request from a group of U.S. sailors, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has agreed to speed along a lawsuit over radiation injuries stemming from the Fukushima nuclear disaster. According to Law360, the plaintiffs … Continue reading

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Boston Scientific Surgical Mesh May Contain Counterfeit Raw Material, FDA Warns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating allegations that Boston Scientific’s urogynecologic surgical mesh contains counterfeit raw materials. Pelvic mesh is used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence in women. The device, which is made by … Continue reading

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FDA Reiterates Risk of Eye, Skin Injury with Laser Pointers

Laser pointers are often used for presentations and other purposes, but reports of eye and skin injuries have prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reiterate the risks. In a consumer safety notification, the FDA states that in … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Sees Surge in Man-Made Earthquakes

According to an assessment released by the United States Geological Survey, oil and gas drilling operations have made parts of Oklahoma just as earthquake-prone as the highest risk areas in California. The rising number of earthquakes in Oklahoma coincides with … Continue reading

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Best Bentonite Clay Contains High Levels of Lead, FDA Warns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned about the risk of lead poisoning with another Bentonite Clay product. In an alert posted last Wednesday, the agency said elevated lead levels were found in “Best Bentonite Clay” made by … Continue reading

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