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Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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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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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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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 Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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DOJ Set to Issue News Corp. Subpoenas, as Hacking Investigation Grows

The U.S. Justice Department is preparing subpoenas as part of its investigation into < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/News-Corp-Shareholder-Investor-Lawsuit-Lawyer">News Corp. As we’ve reported previously, the FBI is investigating allegations that a British tabloid owned by News Corp. may have attempted to hack voicemails belonging … Continue reading

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FBI Opens Official News Corp. Investigation

The recently announced Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) probe of News Corp. has kicked off. According to the Wall Street Journal, the FBI reached out to its Office for Victim Assistance and New York police (NYPD) to determine if any … Continue reading

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Murdochs Apologize for Hacking Scandal, Deflect Blame

After essentially being forced to appear before Parliament to answer questions about the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/news-corp-world-trade-center-9-11-victim-hacking-scandal">News Corp. hacking scandal, James Murdoch, son of newspaper baron, Rupert, started proceedings by issuing an apology to Parliament’s Culture, Media, and Sports Committee. MSNBC quoted … Continue reading

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News Corp. Hacking Scandal Grows

In the midst of the expanding scandal with Rupert Murdoch-owned < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/news-corp-world-trade-center-9-11-victim-hacking-scandal">News Corp., there has been at least one arrest and more resignations over the weekend. It is believed the scandal dates as far back as 2005. MSNBC estimates that … Continue reading

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FBI Opens News Corp. Hacking Probe, U.K. Executive Resigns

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) just initiated a probe to determine if < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/news-corp-world-trade-center-9-11-victim-hacking-scandal">News Corp. did, or attempted to, hack into the calls and telephone records of the September 11th victims and their families. News Corp. has also seen … Continue reading

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9/11 Victims May Have Been Hacked by Murdoch-Owned Tabloid

The News of the World hacking scandal created international shock waves with stories of how it hacked into a young murder victim’s telephone, presenting devastating hope to her family that she might still be alive. In addition to the many … Continue reading

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