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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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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

The first test trials in the federal C.R. Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh litigation will most likely start next year, according to a report from Bloomberg News. About 600 lawsuits involving Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are currently pending in the multidistrict litigation underway Charleston, West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...

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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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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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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Issue Call for Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

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Regulators Pressing Life Insurance Companies on Unpaid Death Benefits

Some state regulators believe life insurance companies may have failed to pay more than $1 billion in policies over the past decades to beneficiaries who did not file a claim following the death of a policyholder.  Now, according to a … Continue reading

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MetLife Settles With States Over Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits

Life insurance giant, MetLife has settled with more than 30 states over unclaimed life insurance benefits, agreeing to pay close to $500 million. The states claim that MetLife never provided life insurance benefits to some policyholders, wrote Bloomberg Businessweek. MetLife … Continue reading

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Prudential Financial Faces More Scrutiny Over Unpaid Life Insurance Death Benefits

The Massachusetts and Minnesota attorneys general are investigating the way Prudential Financial handled unclaimed life insurance policy death benefits. According to a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Prudential was also recently informed that an office … Continue reading

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MetLife Hit with Shareholder Lawsuit Over Unclaimed Death Benefit Policies

A MetLife shareholder has filed an investor class action lawsuit over the way the insurance company handles unclaimed death benefits. The lawsuit alleges that MetLife used the U.S. Social Security Administration’s “Death Master File” database to stop making annuity payments … Continue reading

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Illinois Whistleblower Lawsuit Filed over MetLife, Prudential Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits

A whistleblower lawsuit filed in an Illinois court claims insurers MetLife Inc. and Prudential Financial Inc. each knowingly committed “massive fraud” by failing to hand over unclaimed death benefits to the state’s abandoned property department. The lawsuit is the latest … Continue reading

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New York Focus on Unpaid Life Insurance Benefits Nets Millions in Payments to Beneficiaries

New York State regulators’ decision to look into the handling of unpaid life insurance benefits appears to have already produced results. According to a report from Reuters, life insurance companies have paid more than $50 million in benefits to nearly … Continue reading

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Ohio Life Insurance Companies Sued Over Handling of Unclaimed Death Benefits

Western & Southern Mutual Holding Co. and Columbus Life Insurance Co., both based in Ohio, have been named in a lawsuit accusing them of failing to use a U.S. Social Security Administration database to make sure < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Unclaimed-Life-Insurance-Death-Benefits-Lawsuit">unclaimed death benefits … Continue reading

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California Investigating MetLife, Other Life Insurance Companies Over Unclaimed Death Benefits

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced in May that he had opened an investigation into the way 10 large life insurance companies handle < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Unclaimed-Life-Insurance-Death-Benefits-Lawsuit">unclaimed death benefits. At the time, Jones said he had already uncovered evidence that one insurer … Continue reading

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Florida Settles with Insurer Over Unpaid Death Benefits

In May, John Hancock Life Insurance Company reached a settlement with the state of Florida over the way it handles < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Unclaimed-Life-Insurance-Death-Benefits-Lawsuit">unpaid life insurance death benefits. Without admitting any wrongdoing, John Hancock agreed to pay $3 million to the Florida … Continue reading

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New York Intensifies Probe into Unpaid Life Insurance Death Benefits

Over the summer, regulators in New York stepped up investigations into the way big life insurance companies handle < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Unclaimed-Life-Insurance-Death-Benefits-Lawsuit">unpaid death benefits. As part of its probe, the New York Attorney General’s office subpoenaed nine large insurance companies, including AXA … Continue reading

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