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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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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from TheHeart.org. An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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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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Study: Some Acid Reflux Drugs Associated with Increased Cardiac Risks

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Some popular acid reflux drugs such as Prilosec (omeprazole), Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium), and Prevacid (lansoprazole), may increase risks for heart disease and heart attack, according to an emerging report by the American Heart Association. The report notes that while the … Continue reading

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New Recommendations for Plavix, Heartburn Drugs Issued in Canada

Drug regulators in Canada have issued new recommendations for the concurrent use of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Plavix-Cerebral-Gastrointestinal-Bleeding-Hemorrhaging-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Plavix (clopidogrel) and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Proton_pump_inhibitors">Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs). According to Health Canada, new evidence has shown that while PPIs do interact with Plavix, not all reduce … Continue reading

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Prilosec, Nexium Lawsuit Claims AstraZeneca Failed to Warn on Fracture Risks

An Illinois woman has filed suit against AstraZeneca claiming its prescription heartburn drugs, Prilosec and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nexium">Nexium, caused her to suffer multiple and painful fractures of her feet. The lawsuit accuses AstraZeneca of failing to provide adequate warnings about the … Continue reading

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Study Confirms Hip Fracture Risk with Proton Pump Inhibitors

Another study has confirmed a risk of bone fractures associated with popular heart burn pills like < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nexium">Nexium and Prilosec. According to a report in Internal Medicine News, the study found that regular use of the drugs – called proton … Continue reading

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Study Sees Risk in Aspirin, Proton Pump Inhibitor Combo after Heart Attack

Taking proton pump inhibitors and aspirin together may increase the risk that heart attack patients will experience a new cardiovascular event, or even death, according to a new study. The finding is important because doctors often prescribe < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nexium">Nexium or … Continue reading

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35 Women Claim Nexium Caused Broken Bones in New Lawsuit

A new Nexium lawsuit involving 35 women claims the popular heartburn medication caused plaintiffs to suffer various types of bone fractures. The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nexium">Nexium lawsuit, filed in Houston, Texas, claims studies from as far back as 2006 indicated that Nexium … Continue reading

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