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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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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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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

81-year-old Port Jefferson Station man was killed in a crash at 4:57 a.m.. He lost control of the vehicle traveling west on Northern State Pkwy, on exit 42, Dix Hills.

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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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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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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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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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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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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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