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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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Newly-Filed Plavix Lawsuits Claim Drug Caused Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Cerebral Hemorrhage, and TTP

The manufacturer of Plavix continues to be named in lawsuits alleging the blood thinner caused some patients to suffer from serious bleeding side effects. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix bleeding lawsuits in state court in New York.

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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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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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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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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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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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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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More infections, questions as fungal meningitis outbreak worsens, widens

Health officials believe they may not have seen the worst of the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak linked to a contaminated steroid injection drug. According to a Reuters report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed more than dozen … Continue reading

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Tennessee hospital seeing high volume of fungal meningitis cases during outbreak

A Nashville, Tenn., hospital is serving as the makeshift epicenter of the deadly nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to a contaminated steroid injection. According to a Reuters report, St. Thomas Hospital just outside Nashville has served 15 percent of … Continue reading

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CDC Lists Facilities That Received Potentially Tainted NECC Injections

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted updated information on the ongoing, growing fungal meningitis outbreak that now includes a detailed listing of the facilities that received potentially contaminated steroid injections. The contaminated injections were provided by … Continue reading

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Meningitis outbreak toll now at 205 sick, 14 dead

Federal health officials have drastically increased the amount of confirmed cases of fungal meningitis linked to the use of a contaminated vial of an epidural steroid drug injection. According to Reuters, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this weekend … Continue reading

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Pharmacy Linked to Deadly Meningitis Outbreak Violated its License

The New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham, Massachusetts—the pharmacy at the center of a growing fungal meningitis outbreak that has sickened 170 and killed 14—did not follow its state’s licensing mandates. A spokesperson for the Massachusetts Department of Public … Continue reading

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Another death, more infections reported in fungal meningitis outbreak

Health officials are reporting another death, the twelfth, and more illnesses in the outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to a contaminated epidural steroid injection. According to a recent update from MedPageToday.com and other sources, the Centers for Disease Control and … Continue reading

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State regulator, pharmaceutical executive cloud picture on fungal meningitis outbreak

A sitting member of Massachusetts’ regulatory agency that oversees pharmaceutical safety has a direct link to the company implicated in the nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis. According to a Boston Globe report this week, Sophia Pasedis has recused herself from … 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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Massachusetts lab recalls epidural injection amid deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis

The company which compounds and distributes an epidural steroid injection that appears linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis has issued a recall on all products it manufactures. According to a statement from New England Compounding Center, any products from … Continue reading

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