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Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

The NYS attorney general’s office has accused four national retailers of selling fraudulent dietary supplements.

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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

E. District of Missouri denied motion to dismiss conspiracy claims. Lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to misrepresent true dangers with use of talcum powder.

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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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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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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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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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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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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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Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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BP Oil Spill Claims Fund Makes One Final Settlement Payment

Only one final < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/BP-Gulf-Oil-Property-Claims-Rental-Property-Lawsuit-Lawyer-Class-Action">BP oil spill claim has been paid by the Gulf Coast Claims Facility and its administrator, attorney Kenneth Feinberg, according to a report from the Associated Press. That’s out of 91,000 final settlement claims submitted to … Continue reading

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Diesel Fuel Spill in Boston Harbor under Investigation

The source of a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/oil_spills">diesel fuel spill on Massachusetts’ Mystic River near the Tobin Bridge in Boston Harbor has not been determined. According to various media reports, the diesel fuel spill was reported Saturday, but the U.S. Coast Guard … Continue reading

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Petition Seeks Removal of BP Oil Spill Claims Chief

A widespread petition to oust BP Oil spill claims chief Ken Feinberg is underway, involves residents with Grand Isle, and has been passed through Facebook, among other locations and Internet sites, said the Daily Comet. The petition calls for Feinberg’s … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Commission Warns of Similar Disasters Without Reform

A presidential commissions report on the BP oil spill warns that such a disaster could happen again, thanks to systemic problems within the offshore oil and gas industry and government regulators who oversee it. According to the Associated Press, the … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Claims Fund Administrator Accused of Bias

Lawyers representing plaintiffs in BP oil spill lawsuits are questioning the independence of Kenneth Feinberg, the attorney overseeing BP’s $20 billion oil spill compensation fund. Now, according to a report in The New York Times, they’ve asked US District Judge … Continue reading

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BP Oil on Gulf Floor May Threaten Marine Life

Not surprisingly, oil spilled from the explosion of the BP Macondo Well is endangering marine life in the Gulf of Mexico. The Wall Street Journal wrote that, according to a federal report, sediment from the blast remains at levels dangerous … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Lawsuit Filed by US Justice Department

As expected, the US Justice Department has filed a civil lawsuit in connection with the BP oil spill. In addition to BP Exploration and Production Inc., the federal lawsuit names eight other companies as defendants. In announcing the BP oil … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Lawsuit Expected Soon from US Justice Department

The federal government will soon announce its intention to file a civil lawsuit against BP PLC over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. According to a Reuters report, the suit could be announced by the US Justice Department at a … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Victims Given Three Compensation Options

People and businesses impacted by the BP oil spill are being given three options for receiving compensation from the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF). Two of the three BP oil spill compensation options, which apply to the payment of final … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Compensation Fund Administrator Changes Tune on Casino Workers’ Claims

The Gulf Coast Claim Facility (GCCF), the agency processing BP oil spill compensation claims, has decided to take another look at claims filed by casino employees. According to a report from the Sun Herald, the GCCF has been denying emergency … Continue reading

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