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Actos Side Effects Lawyers Says Whistleblower Revelations Could Boost Bladder Cancer, Heart Failure Lawsuits

An attorney with a prominent personal injury law firm says an Actos whistleblower lawsuit filed earlier this year could strengthen legal claims alleging the type 2 diabetes medication caused some users to develop bladder cancer and heart failure.

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Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

A proposed study would examine the health effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on the people living closest to active natural gas wells.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Wright Medical Inc. took steps in to 2006 to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reject pre-market approval of rival Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham metal-on-metal hip implant. Wright Medical, which makes two metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the Conserve and the Lieneage device, filed a citizen petition ...

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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

A car accident on LI left one person dead & two more critically injured. The crash occurred Monday in Deer Park on Straight Path, south of Sagamore Lane.

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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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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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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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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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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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FDA Announces Final Decision to Revoke Avastin Breast Cancer Decision

As expected, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) had revoked its approval of Avastin as a treatment for breast cancer. In doing so, the FDA concluded that Avastin was not a safe or effective treatment for breast cancer. “This … Continue reading

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Doctors Reconsider Avastin Eye Injections amid Infection Fears

Several clusters of blinding eye infections have some doctors rethinking the common practice of using < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avastin-Side-Effects-Lawyers-Lawsuit-Attorney">Avastin off-label to treat wet, age related macular degeneration. According to a report from The New York Times, some physicians are now worried that … Continue reading

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Avastin Label Updated to Include Ovarian Failure, Other Side Effects

The label for the cancer drug < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avastin-Side-Effects-Lawyers-Lawsuit-Attorney">Avastin (bevacizumab) has been updated to include a warning that it may impact a woman’s fertility. According to a notice posted on the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) website, the Avastin label … Continue reading

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VA Says No Avastin Eye Injections Pending Infection Probe

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has stopped using the cancer drug < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avastin-Side-Effects-Lawyers-Lawsuit-Attorney">Avastin to treat age-related, wet macular degeneration, following reports that this off-label use of Avastin may have caused potentially-blinding eye infections in some patients. According to a … Continue reading

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Medicare Urged to Consider Avastin for Eye Treatments, Despite Infection Risk

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avastin-Side-Effects-Lawyers-Lawsuit-Attorney">Avastin could soon become Medicare’s drug-of-choice for treating wet, age-related macular degeneration, even though it has been associated with serious eye infections when used this way. Moving from Lucentis to Avastin would allow Medicare to save half a billion … Continue reading

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Five More Avastin Eye Infections Reported, This Time in Los Angeles

Five more patients have suffered serious, blinding eye infections following injections of the cancer drug < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avastin-Side-Effects-Lawyers-Lawsuit-Attorney">Avantis to treat wet macular degeneration. According to The New York Times, all five of the infections occurred last month in people who received … Continue reading

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Avastin Eye Injections Caused Infections, Blindness

The cancer drug < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avastin-Side-Effects-Lawyers-Lawsuit-Attorney">Avastin has caused a cluster of serious eye infections in the Miami, Florida area, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). According to a warning to healthcare professionals issued yesterday, a pharmacy had repacked … Continue reading

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FDA Panel Rejects Avastin for Breast Cancer a Second Time

A panel of Food & Drug Administration (FDA) advisors has again rejected < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avastin-Side-Effects-Lawyers-Lawsuit-Attorney">Avastin as a treatment for breast cancer. In a 6-0 vote, the FDA oncology panel ruled for a second time that Avastin is not clinically beneficial, effective … Continue reading

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Recent Avastin Woes Prompt Breast Cancer Group to Change Its Position

A major advocacy group for breast cancer patients is backing away from promoting the controversial drug, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avastin-Side-Effects-Lawyers-Lawsuit-Attorney">Avastin, for use in new patients. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the new stance by the Susan G. Komen … Continue reading

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Avastin Study Finds Increased Death Risk

Cancer patients treated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avastin-Side-Effects-Lawyers-Lawsuit-Attorney">Avastin are 50 percent more likely to die than those treated with chemotherapy alone, according to a new study. The same study found that when patients are treated with Avastin and certain chemotherapy drugs – … Continue reading

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