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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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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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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 Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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Actos Side Effects Lawyers Says Whistleblower Revelations Could Boost Bladder Cancer, Heart Failure Lawsuits

An attorney with a prominent personal injury law firm says an Actos whistleblower lawsuit filed earlier this year could strengthen legal claims alleging the type 2 diabetes medication caused some users to develop bladder cancer and heart failure.

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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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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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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 ...
Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

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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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90 Tons of Salads, Sandwiches Recalled Over Potential E. coli Contamination

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local officials over an investigation of … Continue reading

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Jimmy John’s Restaurant Potential Culprit in E. coli Outbreak

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Vegetables used on sandwiches served at a Jimmy John’s restaurants in Denver, Colorado, are being blamed on an E. coli outbreak in that state. Eight people have reportedly become ill after they ate at three Jimmy John’s restaurants from October … Continue reading

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E. coli Outbreak Linked to Frozen Foods

Tainted frozen food has led to a multi-state outbreak of E. coli infections that has sickened and hospitalized a number of people across 15 states. According to health officials, 24 people have reportedly fallen ill; eight people, mostly children and … Continue reading

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Deadly E. coli outbreak in North Carolina extends south

The outbreak of E. coli virus linked to a county fair in North Carolina has claimed the life of one toddler in the state and now includes victims in South Carolina, too, as more are identified. According to a recent … Continue reading

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E. coli Scare Tied to Canadian Beef Spreads to U.S.

U.S. consumers are again being warned that beef imported from Canada could be contaminated with E. coli.   According to its latest update, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Canada’s XL Foods its expanding its … Continue reading

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E. coli In Canadian Beef Prompts Warning from USDA

E. coli discovered in Canadian beef prompted a warning from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) in the form of a Public Health Alert for the raw, boneless beef trim products. Early this month, … Continue reading

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Avoderm Dog Food Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

AvoDerm dog food is being recalled for potential contamination with the dangerous Salmonella pathogen, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The recall involves Breeder’s Choice AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula. The AvoDerm … Continue reading

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E. coli Outbreak Reported in Livingston County, NY

An E. coli outbreak has been reported in Livingston County, New York. The Department of Health in Livingston is now investigating eight cases of the dangerous infection, which have been reported in just a two-week period this month, said Democrat … Continue reading

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Nearly 2,100 Cases of Romaine Lettuce Recalled for Possible E. coli

Nearly 2,100 cases of Romaine Lettuce are being recalled for potential Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. Coli O157:H7) contamination, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Tanimura & Antle Inc. recalled a single lot of its Romaine lettuce over … Continue reading

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Ground Beef Sold in California, Utah Recalled for E. coli

Ground beef sold in California and Utah has been recalled over potential E. coli contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) just announced. Dale T. Smith and Sons Meat Packing, of Draper, Utah is … Continue reading

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