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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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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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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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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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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Issue Call for Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy


The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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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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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution


The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

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Class III Voluntary Recall Issued for High Blood Pressure Medication

Class III Recall Issued for High Blood Pressure Medication

As a result of a recent Enforcement Report of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Sun Pharma and Lupin  are recalling over 41.5 thousand drug bottles in the United States. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Inc. is recalling 12,109 bottles of … Continue reading

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FDA Requires Drug Interaction Studies for Kayexalate

FDA Requires Drug Interaction Studies for Kayexalate

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring the manufacturer of the potassium-lowering drug Kayexalate to conduct studies to investigate Kayexalate’s potential to affect how other medications work. The approved labeling for Kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) describes its potential to … Continue reading

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FDA adds fatal skin rash warning to labels of hepatitis C drug

Several people who have taken the hepatitis C drug Incivek (telaprevir) recently developed a fatal skin condition that’s prompted a warning from federal regulators. According to a WebMD.com report this week, the Food and Drug Administration announced that people taking Incivek in … Continue reading

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Kidney transplant rejections higher among those prescribed PPI acid-blockers

A retrospective study of kidney transplant patients found that those taking Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) drugs in conjunction with another drug in the year after their surgery were more likely to experience rejection. According to a report at RenalandUrologyNews.com on … Continue reading

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CDC: 110 sick, 11 dead in fungal meningitis outbreak

There are now 110 confirmed cases of fungal meningitis that have been linked to a contaminated steroid injection given in the treatment of back pain. According to a MedPageToday.com update on the growing outbreak of fungal meningitis across the country, … Continue reading

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Bisphosphonate drugs Fosamax, Boniva not right for women in “pre-menopause”

Women suffering from osteopenia, often referred to as pre-menopause, should avoid taking bisphosphonate drugs like Fosamax to prevent bone loss in most circumstances. Consumer Reports magazine’s team of medical experts issued this advisory when questioned about the use of these … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson Facilities at Center of Tylenol, Other Drug Recalls Face Greater FDA Scrutiny

A Johnson & Johnson drug plant in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania that made millions of bottles of recalled medicine, including < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Tylenol-Liver-Damage-Injury-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Tylenol, Benadryl and Motrin, will not be allowed to reopen until the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is assured … Continue reading

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Proton Pump Inhibitors in Early Pregnancy Associated with Heart Birth Defects

Using < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Proton-Pump-Inhibitors-Birth-Defects-Septal-Lawsuit-Lawyer">proton pump inhibitors in the first trimester of pregnancy could increase the chance that a baby will be born with a cardiac defect. In a 2010 retrospective study of over 200,000 women, those using proton pump inhibitors were … Continue reading

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Use of Prevnar, ActHIB Vaccines Halted in Japan After Child Deaths

Four children have died in Japan after being vaccinated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Prevnar and ActHIB. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Japanese government has stopped use of these vaccines and, now, international health authorities are looking into potential side effects … Continue reading

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NSAID Side Effects Could Include Erectile Dysfunction

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">NSAIDs—nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs— previously been linked to increased stroke and heart attack risks, have now been connected with erectile dysfunction (ED) with regular use, says MedScape. The emerging study, a prospective cohort, appeared online last month and in the … Continue reading

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