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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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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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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk

Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk, Study Suggests

A new study has linked the use of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), an injectable type of birth control, to an increased risk of HIV infection.

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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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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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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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