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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

Study Finds System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

System for keeping track of dangerous side effects of prescription drugs is flawed because drug makers are submitting incomplete information about problems to the FDA.

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British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System

British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System for Infection Risk

The MHRA announced the recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys wound care devices - risk of maceration, infection, loss of negative pressure, or unrecognized bleeding in wounds.

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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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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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Food Company Execs May Be Held Liable for Food Poisoning Outbreaks

Instances of food company executives receiving prison sentences and serving time over large, even deadly, food poisoning case are mounting. Now, some wonder why pharmaceutical and medical device company executives are not subject to the same punishments. Stewart Parnell, former … Continue reading

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Illinois Subway Named in Shigella Lawsuit

Following a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/shigella">Shigella outbreak last year that was linked to an Illinois Subway restaurant, 74 people have filed a lawsuit after suffering from a serious gastrointestinal illness. As we’ve mentioned, shigellosis (dysentery) typically appears from 12-to-96 hours and up … Continue reading

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Two Firms Recall Pig Ears for Salmonella

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced two separate recalls for pig ears over concerns that the pet treats might be contaminated with the dangerous, sometimes deadly, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella pathogen. Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk … Continue reading

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Food Poisoning Sickens 1 in 6 Americans Every Year, Kills 3,000

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just announced that about 48 million people—one in six Americans—get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die annually from < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">foodborne diseases. The CDC’s new estimates are the most accurate, to … Continue reading

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Shigella Cases Tied to Illinois Subway Restaurant Top 100

The number of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/shigella">shigella cases linked to a single Subway restaurant in Lombard, Illinois now stand at 116. According to The Lombard Spectator, that number has been confirmed by the DuPage County Health Department. At least 13 of those … Continue reading

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Illinois Subway Now Linked to 78 Illnesses

The number of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/shigella">Shigellosis cases confirmed in laboratory testing has risen to 78 from 50, WGN-TV is reporting, citing DuPage County Health Department spokesman David Hass. All of the cases have been linked to the Lombard Subway restaurant located … Continue reading

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Illinois Subway Faces 3rd Food Poisoning Lawsuit

Three lawsuits have already been filed concerning a food borne illness outbreak that allegedly originated with a Subway restaurant in Illinois. WGNTV is reporting that the the third involves a Wheeling who allegedly became sick after eating at the Subway … Continue reading

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FDA Reform Planned

Federal lawmakers are looking to reform the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">drugs and 80 percent of the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">food Americans eat.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates the other 20 percent of food—generally meat.  … Continue reading

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