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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by Medicalxpress.com, this “genotoxicity” could ...

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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 Increase Blood Clot Risks by 75 Percent, FDA Study Finds

A study funded by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) confirms that women who use < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Yaz-Yasmin-Ocella-Lawsuit-Side-Effects-injury-clots-embolism-dvt">Yaz, Yasmin and similar new-generation birth control pills have a greater chance of experiencing a dangerous blood clot compared to those taking older … Continue reading

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Yaz, Yasmin Worries Mount

Controversy continues to swirl around Yaz and Yasmin, Bayer Healthcare’s popular birth control pills. While Bayer touts two studies it commissioned as proof that the drugs are safe, other studies have found that contraceptives like Yaz and Yasmin increase the … Continue reading

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California Woman Sues Over Yasmin Injuries

Another lawsuit has been filed against Bayer Pharmaceuticals over Yasmin injuries. Louise Thanos says she took Yasmin, which is manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, from November 20007 to November 2009, said Mercury News, and alleges she suffered from organ failure as … Continue reading

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Canadian Women File Yaz, Yasmin Lawsuit

Yaz and Yasmin have been named in a lawsuit filed by a group of Canadian women. According to Canadian media reports, the plaintiffs allege that they were not adequately warned about higher than usual risks for stroke and other side effects … Continue reading

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More Yaz, Yasmin Lawsuits Consolidated

New Jersey has become the latest venue where Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits have been consolidated as a mass tort. The consolidation was ordered on February 18 by New Jersey’s Administrative Office of the Courts. The Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits have been assigned … Continue reading

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Yaz, Yasmin Lawsuits Filed in Indiana

The popular birth control pills, Yaz and Yasmin, have been linked to a wide array of adverse health effects. Now, over 50 more women have alleged in lawsuits that they suffered strokes, heart attacks, and a variety of other significant health … Continue reading

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Progress in Yaz, Yasmin MDL

The multidistrict litigation involving Yaz and Yasmin is moving ahead. At a recent status conference, the judge overseeing the litigation discussed the establishment of “bellwether” trials with attorneys for both plaintiffs and defendants. Yaz and Yasmin and a generic birth … Continue reading

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More Yaz, Yasmin Lawsuits Filed

A half dozen more Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits have been filed by young women and their families who claim the popular birth control pills caused them to suffer blood clots and other serious health problems. Yaz and Yasmin are both … Continue reading

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More Yaz Lawsuits Expected

Yaz lawsuits could soon number in the thousands, according to lawyers interviewed for a recent Washington Times report. Yaz lawsuits claim the popular contraceptive carries a higher risk of blood clots, heart attacks and strokes, than other birth control pills. … Continue reading

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