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Newly-Filed Plavix Lawsuits Claim Drug Caused Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Cerebral Hemorrhage, and TTP

The manufacturer of Plavix continues to be named in lawsuits alleging the blood thinner caused some patients to suffer from serious bleeding side effects. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix bleeding lawsuits in state court in New York.

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Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research


The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...

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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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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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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CooperVision Avaira Sphere Contact Lens Recall Most Serious Type, FDA Says

Federal regulators have deemed CooperVision Inc.’s expanded Avaira Sphere contact lens recall a Class I recall, according to an announcement from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The expanded recall, which was announced on November 15, involved CooperVision’s Avaira … Continue reading

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CooperVision Adds 6 Million Avaira Sphere Lenses to Contact Lens Recall

CooperVision Inc. is expanding its recent contact lens recall to include to an additional brand. With the expansion, the < "">CooperVision contact lens recall now includes an additional 6 million lenses sold under the Avaira Sphere brand name. In October, … Continue reading

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CooperVision Avaira Toric Contact Lens Recall Most Serious Type, FDA Says

CooperVision Inc.’s recent recall of Avaira Toric contact lenses has been deemed Class 1 by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Class 1 recalls are the FDA’s most serious type of recall, and means the agency has determined there … Continue reading

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FDA Threat Prompts CooperVision to Reannounce Avaira Toric Contact Lens Recall

Pressure from U.S health regulators finally prompted CooperVision Inc. to step up its efforts to get the word out about its recent < "">recall of Avaira Toric contact lenses. According to a report from MSNBC, CooperVision is also acknowledging that … Continue reading

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CooperVision Quietly Recalled Contact Lenses Amid Reports of Torn Corneas, Vision Problems

While contact lens wears were suffering from blurry vision and agonizing pain that, in some cases, led to emergency room hospital visits, CooperVision was recalling < "">Avaira Toric contact lenses in what one popular blogger described as a “stealth recall.” … Continue reading

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