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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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Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Long Island, New York Auto Shop

Two men were found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a Holbrook, New York, auto-detailing shop Thursday night, Suffolk County police say.

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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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Geodon the antipsychotic drug can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction

Geodon can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction, FDA Warns

The FDA has required a new warning label for the antipsychotic drug Geodon (ziprasidone) to include the risk of a potentially fatal skin reaction.

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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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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.

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Issue Call for Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Propecia Litigation Moving Toward First Trial

The litigation involving serious and sometimes catastrophic side effects of the hair loss drug Propecia is moving forward, with the selection of bellwether cases. In such large litigations, representative cases—bellwether cases—are chosen to be the first to go to trial. … Continue reading

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Questions about Sexual Side Effects of Hair-Loss Drug

Questions about Sexual Side Effects of Hair-Loss Drug

A review of 34 clinical trials on a popular drug to treat hair loss in men found that none of the studies adequately reported on the drug’s sexual side effects. The findings raise serious questions about whether finasteride, marketed as … Continue reading

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Mounting Propecia Lawsuits Allege Long-Term, Permanent Sexual Side Effects

Lawsuits are mounting against Merck & Company over its hair loss drug, Propecia. Allegations include long-term, sometimes permanent, sexual side effects. Approved in 1997 to treat male pattern baldness, Propecia (finasteride 1 mg) is part of a class of drugs … Continue reading

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Hair Loss Drug, Propecia, Potentially Linked to Permanent Side Effects

A new report has found that Propecia (finasteride) sexual side effects seen in some men may be permanent. This is not the first time similar links have been made with the popular hair loss drug. The January issue of QuarterWatch … Continue reading

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Propecia Study Finds Men Could Suffer Long-Lasting Sexual Problems from Baldness Drug

A new study is reporting that sexual side effects that sometimes accompany the use of Propecia could be long lasting.  Propecia sexual side effects often include erectile dysfunction, low libido, trouble having an orgasm, and shrinking and painful genitals Propecia … Continue reading

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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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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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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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