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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed.

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Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

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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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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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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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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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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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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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Omniscan NSF Lawsuit Settled

What would have been the first < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/omniscan_gadolinium">Omniscan lawsuit to go to a jury trial was settled at the last minute. The terms of the settlement are confidential, according to a report on ProPublica. Omniscan is gadolinium contrast dye that … Continue reading

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First Omniscan Jury Trial Starts Today

The first jury trial involving General Electric’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/omniscan_gadolinium">Omniscan gadolinium contrast dye is scheduled to begin today. The plaintiff in the lawsuit, an elderly Minnesota woman, claims she developed nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) after being injected with Omniscan as part … Continue reading

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Fewer Kidney Patients Received Gadolinium Agents Following 2006 NSF Alert

Fewer kidney patients have received < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/gadolinium">gadolinium contrast dyes during MR studies since the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) first issued warnings about their association with nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) in 2006. NSF is a condition involving the formation … Continue reading

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FDA Strengthens Warnings on Gadolinium MRI Dyes

Gadolinium-based contrast dyes will now bear new warnings on their labels regarding their association with nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF), according to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Gadolinium-based contrast dyes are intravenous drugs approved by the FDA for use with … Continue reading

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Dutch Regulators Fault GE for Failing to Report Omniscan NSF Case

The Danish Medicines Agency has charged that GE Healthcare violated Dutch law when it failed to promptly and completely inform regulators about a patient who died after developing nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) following exposure to < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/omniscan_gadolinium">Omniscan contrast dye. According … Continue reading

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GE Healthcare Advised to Restrict Omniscan in 2006

GE Healthcare’s own experts recommended in May 2006 that it proactively restrict the use of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/omniscan_gadolinium">Omniscan, a gadolinium contrast dye, after it was linked to nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF). According to a ProPublica investigation, rather than take that advice, … Continue reading

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GE Drops Omniscan Libel Suit

GE Healthcare has dropped a libel suit it filed in the United Kingdom (UK) against a Danish researcher who had who warned its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/gadolinium">gadolinium contrast dye was associated with nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) in 2007. When GE Healthcare sued … Continue reading

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GE Using UK Libel Laws to Shield Omniscan from Criticism, Doctor Claims

General Electric has been accused of trying to stifle criticism of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/omniscan_gadolinium">Omniscan gadolinium contrast dye by a Danish radiologist who warned it was associated with nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) in 2007. According to an article in The Guardian, … Continue reading

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FDA Should Tighten Restrictions on Omniscan, OptiMark, Panel Says

A panel of medical experts reviewing gadolinium contrast dyes recommended last week that the labeling for General Electric’s Omniscan and Covidien’s OptiMark should have stronger warnings regarding their risk of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nsf">nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF). According to an article on … Continue reading

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First NSF Lawsuit to Go to Trial in California

One of the first trials involving a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/gadolinium">gadolinium contrast dye – Magnevist – and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) is set to begin in January. According to a report on Law.com, the outcome of the Magnevist trial could be a … Continue reading

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