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National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...

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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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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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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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Parker Waichman Representing Another Louisiana Plaintiff in Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

A Louisiana man has become the latest to claim that his taking the type 2 diabetes drug Actos resulted in developing bladder cancer. He has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese manufacturer of the drug and the marketer of it in the U.S., claiming they failed to warn about this ...

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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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Pradaxa Associated with more Complications than Warfarin, According to Early Study Findings

Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.

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Geodon the antipsychotic drug can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction

Geodon can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction, FDA Warns

The FDA has required a new warning label for the antipsychotic drug Geodon (ziprasidone) to include the risk of a potentially fatal skin reaction.

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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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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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