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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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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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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Brain Tumor

Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Increased Brain Tumor Risk

A study of Danish women of reproductive age suggests that long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors.

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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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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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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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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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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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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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