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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine Life-Threatening in Children

Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine can be Life-Threatening in Children, Study Finds

A new study published in Pediatrics suggests that morphine can result in life-threatening respiratory problems when given to children after a tonsillectomy.

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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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FDA Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...

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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from TheHeart.org. An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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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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Indiana Woman Alleges Serious Injuries From Transvaginal Mesh Products

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered injuries after receiving transvaginal mesh implants. The lawsuit suit alleges that the transvaginal mesh created an unreasonable risk and directly caused her injuries.

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$35 Million Verdict Against Tobacco Companies in Smoker’s Death

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On December 22, 2015, a Florida jury returned a verdict of $25 million in punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc., adding to $10 million in compensatory damages, in a lawsuit brought by the husband … Continue reading

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e-Cigarettes Contain Carcinogens, Toxins

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Electronic cigarettes might not be a healthy alternative to traditional cigarette smoking after all. An emerging study suggests that the so-called “e-cigarettes” might not be any healthier than cigarettes, according to the Huffington Post. In fact, the popular tobacco alternative … Continue reading

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FDA Considering Banning Online Sales of e-Cigarettes

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering a potential online sales ban of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). The agency has been in discussions with the e-cigarette industry, according to The Wall Street Journal, and is preparing a series of … Continue reading

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Altria, Philip Morris Face Trial Over Ads Touting “Light” Cigarettes

A trial underway in California accuses Philip Morris U.S.A., a unit of the Altria Group Inc., of falsely marketing its so-called “light” cigarettes as being a healthier option over traditional cigarettes. The lawsuit, which seeks $543.6 million in restitution to … Continue reading

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Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss Light Cigarette Lawsuit Against Philip Morris USA, Altria Group

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a New York class action lawsuit alleging Philip Morris USA and Altria Group, Inc. deceptively marketed Marlboro Lights cigarettes as a less dangerous alternative to regular cigarettes. John A. Woodcock, Jr., Chief District … Continue reading

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