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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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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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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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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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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

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More Avandia Lawsuits Filed In Illinois

More < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia lawsuits have been filed, this time, in Illinois. Most recently, we wrote that eight plaintiffs filed a lawsuit in Texas against GlaxoSmithKline, maker of the once-popular diabetes medication. The two Illinois plaintiffs allege that GlaxoSmithKline should not … Continue reading

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Avandia Lawsuit Filed by 8 in Texas

A group of Texas plaintiffs have added to the pile of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia lawsuits heading to court. The 8 individuals filed suit against GlaxoSmithKline alleging Avandia caused them to suffer various heart problems, and are seeking a full refund for … Continue reading

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Avandia Lawsuit Filed By 90+ Plaintiffs

A large group of over 90 people who took diabetes drug, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia, have filed a lawsuit against the maker of the controversial medication, GlaxoSmithKline. The 14-count lawsuit seeks over $700,000, including costs, legal fees, and other relief. The Madison … Continue reading

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Actos, Avandia Linked to Higher Incidence of Eye Disorder

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/actos">Actos and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia increase the risk that users will develop diabetic macular edema, a serious eye disorder that can lead to blindness. According to a study presented at the American Diabetes Association’s annual meeting in San Diego, people … Continue reading

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Avandia to be Pulled from Retail Pharmacies by November, FDA Says

By November, the diabetes drug < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avandia-Heart-Attack-Lawsuit-Lawyer-Attorney-Heart-Failure">Avandia (rosiglitazone) will no longer be available in U.S. retail pharmacies. Patients who are prescribed Avandia will only be able to obtain the controversial medication from selected certified pharmacies via mail order, the U.S. … Continue reading

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GlaxoSmithKline Close to Settling More Avandia Lawsuits

It looks like GlaxoSmithKline may be preparing to settle more < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the Avandia settlements would cover roughly 1,000 former Avandia users who sued the company in state courts in Pennsylvania, California … Continue reading

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Avandia Named in Texas Wrongful Death Suit

GlaxoSmithKline is facing yet another < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia lawsuit, this time for the alleged wrongful death of a Texas man. The Avandia lawsuit claims the fatal heart attacked suffered by James Michael Knight in 2009 was the result of his taking … Continue reading

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Avandia Study Confirms Potentially Deadly Heart Side Effects

Another < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia study has confirmed the controversial diabetes drug’s dangerous and often deadly heart side effects. According to the study, Avandia patients are more likely to develop heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems and die than those who take … Continue reading

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Avandia Ban Announced in New Zealand

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia is being pulled from the market in yet another country, this time in New Zealand. Sales of the controversial diabetes drug, which has been linked to side effects such as heart attacks and strokes, has been severely restricted … Continue reading

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Avandia Lawsuits Being Settled

Last year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) placed significant restrictions on the use of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia in response to studies linking the use of the drug to an increased risk of heart attacks and stroke. According to BizJournals, the … Continue reading

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