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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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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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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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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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Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

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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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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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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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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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FDA Updates Chantix Label After Study Links it to Heart Problems

U.S. regulators are warning of another possible < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix side effect – heart problems in patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease. According to a Drug Safety Communication issued by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) today, information detailing this possible side … Continue reading

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Chantix Approval Revoked in France

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix has been removed from France’s list of state-approved drugs. The move followed issues concerning side effects linked to the controversial smoking cessation remedy, said The Day. Chantix (generic: varenicline) is known as Champix in Europe and is manufactured … Continue reading

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Chantix Lawsuits Blame Drug for Murder-Suicide

The estates of a couple who were killed in a murder-suicide two years ago have filed a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix lawsuit against the drug company Pfizer Inc. this week. The lawsuit alleges, said The Post-Gazette, that Chantix prompted the rage that … Continue reading

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Study Links Chantix to Aggressive Behavior, Violence

Evidence continues to mount against the stop-smoking drug < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix and its links to aggressive behavior and violence, said WebMD, citing an emerging report. As a matter-of-fact, wrote WebMD, Thomas J. Moore, senior scientist for drug safety and policy at … Continue reading

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Champix/Chantix Side Effects Lead to New Canadian Warnings

Some strong warnings have been issued by Health Canada over the stop-smoking pill Champix (in the U.S., the drug, generically known as varenicline tartrate, is called < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix), which is sold by Pfizer Canada Inc., wrote The Globe and Mail. … Continue reading

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Chantix Lawsuit Blames Drug for 2007 Death of Dallas Musician

The parents of Carter Albrecht, a Dallas musician who was shot to death during a bizarre episode that was allegedly fueled by < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix side effects, have filed suit against Pfizer, Inc. According to a CBS 11 report, the lawsuit … Continue reading

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Chantix, Zyban Get Black Box on Mental Health Issues

Labeling for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix and Zyban will be updated to include a Black Box Warning regarding their link to mental health events, including changes in behavior, depressed mood, hostility, and suicidal thoughts. A Black Box Warning is the Food & … Continue reading

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Chantix Ads Questioned

A direct-to-consumer (DTC) drug ad is raising some controversy over marketing of a medication that has long been surrounded with debate. Consumer Reports is questioning the ethics of a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix (varenicline) ad that, while never mentioning the drug by … Continue reading

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Chantix Problems in Britain

The controversial smoking cessation drug known as < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix in the U.S., was introduced by Pfizer as Champix nearly two years ago in Great Britain.  The drug is known generically as varenicline in both countries and, in Great Britain, about … Continue reading

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Group Says Drug Injury, Death Reports Up Sharply

Reports of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">drug adverse events, including deaths,  increased sharply in the first quarter of the 2008, a new report says.   According to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, the non-profit research group which compiled the report, much of the … Continue reading

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