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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 SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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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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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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Bayer Reaches $57 Million Settlement Over Risks of Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella Birth Control

Bayer Reaches $57M Settlement Over Birth Control Risks

Bayer Corp. has agreed to a settlement of nearly $57 million over allegations that its birth control pills Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella caused strokes and heart attacks. The proposed settlement, announced late last month, would settle claims pending as part … Continue reading

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Birth Control Pills Raise Breast Cancer Risk, Study Reports

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A study by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) reports a constellation of factors that increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer, including the use of oral contraceptives. The department … Continue reading

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Birth Control Pills May Raise Glaucoma Risk

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Research presented this week to the American Academy of Ophthalmology suggests that women who use oral contraceptives for several years or longer face an increased risk of developing glaucoma, which can lead to blindness if left untreated. The researchers said … Continue reading

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Yaz, Yasmin Associated with 24 Deaths

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Some 24 women have allegedly died over complications associated with Bayer’s birth control pills, Yaz and Yasmin. The 24 Canadian women died from what has been described as an adverse reaction to Yaz and Yasmin, said health authorities, according to … Continue reading

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More Than 1,000 NuvaRing Lawsuits Set for Trial in October

More than 1,000 women have filed lawsuits in federal district court in Missouri against Merck & Co., the pharmaceutical company that manufactures the NuvaRing birth control device. The suits allege that NuvaRing caused blood clots, in some cases, fatal ones, … Continue reading

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Swiss Insurer Makes Claim Against Bayer’s Yasmin

The largest health insurer in Switzerland—CSS—just announced it is supporting a woman’s claim against Bayer and the drug maker’s controversial contraceptive pill, Yasmin. Bayer has been making headlines over the side effects associated with Yasmin and other newer-generation contraceptives, noted … Continue reading

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Study: Blood Clot Risk Greater for Women with PCOS Who Take a Birth Control Pill

A new study reveals that use of oral birth control pills, such as Yaz and Yasmin, among others, might double the risk for developing blood clots in women diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Reuters first reported on the University … Continue reading

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Yaz, Yasmin Users May be at Risk for Heart Attacks, Strokes

Young women taking the Yaz or Yasmin birth control pills should be aware that these popular contraceptives may increase their risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke.  Earlier this summer, a study published in The New England Journal of … Continue reading

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Yaz Lawsuit Claims Birth Control Pill’s Side Effects Cost Teen Her Gallbladder

The parents of a teenage girl who had her gallbladder removed after taking the birth control pill, Yaz, have filed a lawsuit on her behalf.  The complaint accuses Bayer and other defendants of negligence for failing to warn of serious … Continue reading

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Pulmonary Embolism: A Possible Yaz, Yasmin Side Effect

Pulmonary embolism, a blood clot that lodges in the arteries of the lungs, is a possible side effect of many hormonal contraceptives, including the Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills.  Some studies have indicated that Yaz, Yasmin and other birth … Continue reading

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