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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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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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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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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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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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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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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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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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Mirena Side Effects Have Led To Pseudotumor Cerebri Lawsuits

In recent months, lawsuits have been mounting against the maker of the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) over a serious condition known as pseudotumor cerebri. Bayer Pharmaceuticals is the maker of Mirena. Bayer is facing lawsuits over allegations that it minimized … Continue reading

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15 Cases to be Selected as Eligible for Second Trial in Mirena MDL

A recent court order indicates that 15 cases will be selected as eligible for potential inclusion in the Second Disposition Pool of the Mirena IUD multidistrict litigation (MDL). According to the order, the plaintiffs’ and the defendants’ parties will select … Continue reading

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Potential Cases to be Selected for Second Mirena IUD Trial

Potential Cases to be Selected for Second Mirena IUD Trial

A recent court order has directed the parties to select seven cases that may be included in the second Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) trial. According to a court order filed on March 17, 2015, each side must select seven cases … Continue reading

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FDA to Study Long-Acting Generic Drugs, Including Birth Control Drug

FDA to Study Long-Acting Gen. Drugs, Including Birth Control

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week three proposals to study the quality and effectiveness of long-acting generic drug products, including levonorgestrel birth control products. The FDA made the announcements on the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) website … Continue reading

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Thousands Of Women Allege Dangerous Mirena IUD Injuries

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Records obtained from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reveal tens of thousands of injury reports tied to use of the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD). The Mirena IUD is manufactured and marketed by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals The investigation, conducted … Continue reading

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Allegations of the Mirena IUD Causing Uterine Perforation Lead to Lawsuit

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The Mirena IUD, manufactured and marketed by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, is the focus of yet another personal injury lawsuit. This time, a New Mexico woman alleges that she suffered serious injuries as a result of being implanted with the birth … Continue reading

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Colorado Woman Files Lawsuit Alleging Severe Injuries from Bayer’s Mirena IUD

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A Colorado woman who claims she was seriously injured by a Bayer Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) that perforated her uterus has filed a lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. As described in the complaint, the plaintiff had a Mirena IUD inserted … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Alleges Mirena IUD Perforated Kentucky Woman’s Uterus

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Another Mirena IUD lawsuit has been filed over alleged injuries. In this case, a Kentucky woman has alleged serious Mirena injuries. According to the complaint, the woman was implanted with the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) in April 2011. In May … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of New Jersey Centralizes Mirena® IUD Litigation

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The Supreme Court of New Jersey just reconsidered a prior decision and is centralizing all Mirena® intrauterine device (IUD) litigation in Bergen County, New Jersey. This will enable the process to move more efficiently given that many of the plaintiffs … Continue reading

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Parker Waichman Attorney Appointed Co-Lead Counsel in Mirena IUD Litigation

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Matthew J. McCauley, senior litigation counsel at Parker Waichman LLP, has been appointed co-lead counsel in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) involving injuries allegedly caused by Bayer’s Mirena IUD. The federal MDL centralizes Mirena lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for … Continue reading

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