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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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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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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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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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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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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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Newly-Filed Plavix Lawsuits Claim Drug Caused Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Cerebral Hemorrhage, and TTP

The manufacturer of Plavix continues to be named in lawsuits alleging the blood thinner caused some patients to suffer from serious bleeding side effects. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix bleeding lawsuits in state court in New York.

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More Than 1,000 NuvaRing Lawsuits Set for Trial in October

More than 1,000 women have filed lawsuits in federal district court in Missouri against Merck & Co., the pharmaceutical company that manufactures the NuvaRing birth control device. The suits allege that NuvaRing caused blood clots, in some cases, fatal ones, … Continue reading

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NuvaRing, Ortho Evra Pose Great Blood Clot Risk than Birth Control Pills

Using devices like NuvaRing or the Ortho Evra patch as a form of contraception presents a greater risk of serious injuries to women, namely blood clots, according to the results of a new study. BBC reports, a new study in … Continue reading

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Ortho Evra Risks May Have Been Concealed by Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson is facing more heat over its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ortho_Evra_Patch">Ortho Evra birth control patch. According to an NBC News report, internal documents indicate that the drug maker may have known about Ortho Evra’s blood clot risks years before they … Continue reading

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Mom Says Ortho Evra Killed Her Daughter

The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ortho_Evra_Patch">Ortho Evra birth control patch is being blamed for the death of a young Boston woman. According to a report in the Boston Globe, 17-year-old Adrianna Niedner died on September 28 of a pulmonary emboli. Now her mother … Continue reading

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New Info For Ortho Evra Label in Canada

Canadian health regulators have announced a label update for the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ortho_Evra_Patch">Ortho Evra birth control patch. Ortho Evra – sold as Evra in Canada – has been linked to dangerous blood clots. According to Health Canada, the new Canadian label … Continue reading

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New Ortho Evra Lawsuit Filed in Texas

A Texas woman is the latest person to file suit over injuries she sustained while using the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ortho_Evra_Patch">Ortho Evra birth control patch.  Karenetha Easterwood says she suffered a life-threatening pulmonary embolism just 5 months after she began using Ortho … Continue reading

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Ortho Evra Needs to Go, Public Citizen Says

A prominent consumer advocacy group says Ortho Evra, Johnson & Johnson’s controversial birth control patch, is too dangerous to be on the market.  Public Citizen is asking federal regulators to ban < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ortho_Evra_Patch">Ortho Evra because it poses a higher risk … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson Looking to Ban Ortho Evra Lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson, the maker of the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ortho_Evra_Patch">Ortho Evra birth control patch, is looking to the courts to protect it from lawsuits stemming from the defective device.  Johnson & Johnson is asserting that Ortho Evra lawsuits should not be … Continue reading

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Another Blood Clot Warning for Ortho Evra

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ortho_Evra_Patch">Ortho Evra, Johnson & Johnson’s defective contraceptive patch will now include yet another new warning on blood clots.  Information received from a second study that revealed a higher risk of blood clots compared with birth-control pills will be included … Continue reading

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FDA Turns Blind Eye to Ortho Evra, the ‘Most Dangerous Contraceptive on the Market’

The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ortho_Evra_Patch">Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch is still being called a “safe and effective” contraceptive by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), even though two separate studies have now shown that Ortho Evra users are at a higher risk … Continue reading

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