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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

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Parker Waichman Representing Another Louisiana Plaintiff in Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

A Louisiana man has become the latest to claim that his taking the type 2 diabetes drug Actos resulted in developing bladder cancer. He has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese manufacturer of the drug and the marketer of it in the U.S., claiming they failed to warn about this ...

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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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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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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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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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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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Accutane Victim Awarded Millions

A massive $25.16 million judgment has been awarded by a New Jersey jury to an Alabama man who filed suit against Hoffman-La Roche Inc., the pharmaceutical company that manufactures Accutane. Andrew McCarrell, 38, blamed the drug for his inflammatory bowel … Continue reading

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Serious Skin Reactions Reported in Accutane Patients

Accutane has been associated with severe, and possibly fatal, skin reactions, including erythema multiforme [EM], Stevens-Johnson syndrome [SJS] and toxic epidermal necrolysis [TEN], according to a public health alert issued by Health Canada. The agency said the Canadian Product Monograph … Continue reading

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Accutane Pulled from Market Amid Lawsuits, Increased Generic Competition

Accutane is being pulled from the market by its maker, Roche AG. According to the Associated Press, Roche said the Accutane recall decision  was made for economic rather than safety reasons. But as anyone who reads this blog knows, over the … Continue reading

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Roche Loses Fourth Accutane Trial, Ordered to Pay 3 IBD Victims $12.9 Million

The maker of Accutane has been ordered to pay nearly $13 million to three people who said the acne medication caused them to develop inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).   The verdict in the New Jersey Accutane lawsuits – which were combined … Continue reading

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Study Links Accutane to Depression

The active ingredient in the acne drug Accutane— known generically as isotretinoin—more than doubles the risk of depression, according to a recent study.  The study is the first controlled investigation to find a statistically significant link between Accutane and depression, … Continue reading

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Accutane Injury Results in $10.5 Million Judgment

A woman who said she developed ulcerative colitis from taking Accutane was awarded $10.5 million by a New Jersey jury yesterday.  It was the third of 425 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/accutane_ibd">Accutane lawsuits alleging that Accutane caused inflammatory bowel disease in some users … Continue reading

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Accutane Access Now Easier With Changes to iPledge

Accutane prescriptions might now be a little easier for women to fill.  The government announced some changes Wednesday designed to ease access to the drug.  A program entitled iPledge-a risk management program designed to reduce the risk of fetal exposure … Continue reading

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Accutane Could Cause Depression by Lowering Serotonin Levels

Accutane, a controversial drug used to treat severe acne, has long been associated with higher rates of depression among users. Now, researchers in Britain and the United States believe they have discovered the cause for this Accutane side effect. It … Continue reading

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Accutane Label, iPledge Monitoring Program Changes Approved by FDA

The label for Accutane will be changed in an effort to improve the effectiveness of the iPledge pregnancy risk management program. The changes were announced by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this month, and are based on recommendations … Continue reading

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Accutane Victim Awarded $7 million in Florida Lawsuit

A Florida jury has awarded $7 million in damages to a patient who needed to have his colon removed after taking the acne drug < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/accutane">Accutane. After deliberating for two days, the jury found that the drug’s maker, Roche Holdings … Continue reading

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