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National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...

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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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Pradaxa Associated with more Complications than Warfarin, According to Early Study Findings

Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.

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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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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.

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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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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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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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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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Vioxx Settlement Fund Will Pay 3,000+ Death Claims

The $4.85 billion < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx settlement announced by Merck & Co. in 2007 will include payments to the families of over 3,000 people who died of a heart attack or stroke while taking the now-withdrawn painkiller, according to a report … Continue reading

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Yet Another Vioxx Settlement

In yet another recent legal settlement, Merck & Co has agreed to pay $80 million to settle 190 claims concerning its recalled pain medication, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx, reports Reuters. In a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing, reported Reuters, Merck … Continue reading

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Another Vioxx Lawsuit Settles

In the ongoing legal activity surrounding Merck & Company’s recalled blockbuster pain medication, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx, another settlement has been reached in a lawsuit allegedly involving the death of John Henderson, the Madison St. Clair Record just reported. Henderson’s wife, Norma … Continue reading

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Vioxx Lawsuit Names Congressmen

In the continuing legal problems over painkiller < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx, a new lawsuit has emerged in the United States naming a number of federal lawmakers as defendants. The lawsuit was filed this week and names U.S. democratic senators Patrick Leahy (Vermont), … Continue reading

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Vioxx &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;Loyalty Program&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot; Detailed at Trial

The Prodigy dvdrip The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx trial that is ongoing in Australia has shed new light on the questionable tactics Merck & Co. used to market its dangerous painkiller. Now, according to The Australian, it seems Merck orchestrated “patient loyalty … Continue reading

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Australian Vioxx Trial Continues

The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx Motel Hell psp trial that is ongoing in Australia and which has shed new light on the questionable tactics Merck & Co. used to market the dangerous painkiller has, said the Australian, involved a leading American cardiologist … Continue reading

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Vioxx Nurses Trolled Doctor Records for Potential Patients

The ongoing < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx trial in Australia has just revealed that Merck, the maker of the controversial drug, paid so-called nurses to look through medical records in search of potential Vioxx patients, BNET reports. According to the Australian court, the … Continue reading

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Vioxx Trial in Australia Details Merck&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;#039;s Deceptive Strategy

A < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx trial in Australia has shed new light on the questionable tactics Merck & Co. used to market the dangerous painkiller. The strategies, detailed in an article published by The New York Times, will not surprise anyone who … Continue reading

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Questions Raised About Vioxx Cardiologist

In the most recent debacle over Merck’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx Mr. Bean’s Holiday movie , Merck is accused of hiring a ghostwriter for a Circulation paper likely written to minimize issues linked to Vioxx’s safety. The Heart.org said well-known cardiologist Dr. … Continue reading

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Merck Faces Vioxx Grand Jury Probe

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx is the target of a federal probe, Merck & Co. announced yesterday. According to Reuters, the grand jury investigation involves Merck’s research, marketing and selling activities regarding Vioxx, which was pulled from the market in 2004. Vioxx was … Continue reading

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