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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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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. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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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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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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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 Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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Parker Waichman Representing Another Louisiana Plaintiff in Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

A Louisiana man has become the latest to claim that his taking the type 2 diabetes drug Actos resulted in developing bladder cancer. He has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese manufacturer of the drug and the marketer of it in the U.S., claiming they failed to warn about this ...

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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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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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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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Plavix Disclosures Lead to Justice Department Investigation for Sanofi SA

Plavix drug maker, Sanofi SA, is being probed by federal officials over its disclosures to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) concerning the blood thinner. Plavix is co-marketed with Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. According to a just-released filing Sanofi made … Continue reading

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Study Finds Most Blood Thinner Patients Receiving Wrong Dose

A recent study just revealed that patients taking blood thinners might not be receiving appropriate doses of at least two of the most popularly prescribed brands of the medication. Physicians with Intermountain Healthcare just discovered that the majority of patients … Continue reading

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Plavix + Aspirin No Better than Aspirin Alone in Preventing 2nd Strokes, May Up Bleeding and Death Risks, Study Finds

New research is raising doubts about the usefulness of Plavix in preventing a recurrent stroke.  According to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, the combination of Plavix and aspirin is no better at preventing second strokes … Continue reading

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Tennessee Woman Files Plavix Lawsuit Following Three Stomach Bleeds

A woman from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the makers of Plavix alleging the blood thinner caused her to suffer three gastrointestinal hemorrhages.  The lawsuit, which was filed by the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP, alleges Bristol-Myers … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds. According to Parker … Continue reading

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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it … Continue reading

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18 Plavix Users File Suit over Gastrointestinal Bleeding Allegedly Caused by Plavix

Plavix users continue to file lawsuits alleging the popular anti-clotting drug caused serious, internal bleeding.  Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed 18 Plavix bleeding lawsuits on behalf of people who suffered serious gastrointestinal bleeding, allegedly … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Study Finds Bleeding Risks of Plavix, Other Antibleeding Therapies, May Outweigh Benefits in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

Anti-bleeding drugs such as Plavix may do more harm than good in patients with chronic kidney disease, according to a study published this month in the March 20 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. According to the study, the … Continue reading

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