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Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

A proposed study would examine the health effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on the people living closest to active natural gas wells.

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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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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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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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System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

Study Finds System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

System for keeping track of dangerous side effects of prescription drugs is flawed because drug makers are submitting incomplete information about problems to the FDA.

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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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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Continue, New Complaint Filed by Tennessee Resident

Actos bladder cancer lawsuits continue, with a new complaint filed by a resident of Tennessee. The national law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, represents the Tennessee man who alleges that Actos caused his bladder cancer.

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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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Federal Propecia Sexual Side Effect Lawsuits Consolidated in Eastern District of New York

Lawsuits alleging Merck & Co.’s Propecia (finasteride 1 mg) medication caused men to experience permanent sexual side effects, including erectile dysfunction, loss of libido, infertility and impotence, have been consolidated in a multidistrict litigation before U.S. District Judge John Gleeson … Continue reading

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Health Canada Issues Warning For Proscar, Propecia, Avodart, and Jalyn

Health Canada has issued a warning about Proscar, Propecia, Avodart, and Jalyn, medications prescribed for the treatment of enlarged prostate or mail-pattern baldness. The drugs may increase risks for a serious type of prostate cancer, said Health Canada, wrote the … Continue reading

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Hearing on Propecia Lawsuit Consolidation Scheduled for March 29

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JMPL) will hear oral arguments next month regarding the proposed consolidation of Propecia side effects lawsuits in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) before one federal judge. Currently, more than 50 lawsuits alleging use of Propecia … Continue reading

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Merck Takes Down Propecia Site as Lawsuits Mount

Just as it is facing an increasing number of lawsuits over Propecia, its prescription drug to treat male pattern baldness, Merck & Co. recently pulled down its website for the drug. The development is fueling speculation in some quarters that … Continue reading

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More Propecia, Proscar Lawsuits Filed Over Sexual Side Effects

Merck’s Propecia and Proscar medications continue to be named in lawsuits alleging the company failed to warn users about their serious side effects, including erectile dysfunction, infertility, depression and suicide. According to a report from Lawyers USA Online, plaintiffs in … Continue reading

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Another Propecia Lawsuit Claims Baldness Drug Caused Sexual Problems

An unidentified man in Colorado has filed suit against the maker of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Propecia-Prostate-Cancer-Side-Effects-Lawsuit">Propecia, claiming the male baldness drug caused him to suffer erectile dysfunction and other sexual problems. The claim, brought in U.S. District Court for the District of … Continue reading

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Stay Away from Avodart, Public Citizen Warns

The consumer advocacy group, Public Citizen, has warned men to avoid taking < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avodart-Prostate-Cancer-Side-Effects-Lawsuit">Avodart (dutasteride), a drug used to treat enlarged prostate. According to the group, other treatments, including a class of drug known as alpha blockers, are often safer … Continue reading

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Baldness, Prostate Drugs May Cause Persistent Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is a known side effect of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Propecia-Prostate-Cancer-Side-Effects-Lawsuit">Propecia, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Proscar-Prostate-Cancer-Side-Effects-Lawsuit">Proscar, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avodart-Prostate-Cancer-Side-Effects-Lawsuit">Avodart or < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Jalyn-Prostate-Cancer-Side-Effects-Lawsuit">Jalyn. But recent research out of Boston University indicates that in some cases, sexual dysfunction linked to these drugs could be irreversible, Propecia and … Continue reading

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Proscar, Propecia Breast Cancer Reports Prompt Label Change in Canada

Health Canada announced yesterday that the manufacturers of finasteride products, including Propecia, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Proscar-Prostate-Cancer-Side-Effects-Lawsuit">Proscar and their generic equivalents, are updating the drugs’ labels to add safety information on rare reports of breast cancer in men. Patients taking Proscar, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Propecia-Prostate-Cancer-Side-Effects-Lawsuit">Propecia … Continue reading

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FDA Warns Drugs for Enlarged Prostate, Hair Loss May Increase Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced yesterday that new warnings will be added to labels of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/5-alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor-Proscar-Propecia-Avodart-Jalyn-Prostate-Cancer-Lawsuit">Proscar, Avodart, Jalyn and Propecia regarding a possible association with high-grade prostate cancer. Proscar, Avodart and Jalyn are all used to … Continue reading

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