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FDA: Acetaminophen Causes Liver Damage

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FDA Revokes Approval: Painkillers with Acetaminophen Cause Liver Damage On Wednesday, July 16th, the US Food and Drug Administration revoked approval for seven powerful narcotic painkillers that contain acetaminophen, in response to claims that acetaminophen causes serious liver damage. The FDA revoked the drugs’ approval three years after the … [Read more...]

Experts Say Patient Harm Not Tracked Well Enough

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Healthcare Professionals Call for Better Tracking of Patient Harm On Thursday, medical experts testified before Congress that the healthcare community was not doing enough to accurately track patient harm, which is the third leading cause of death in the US. "Our collective action in patient safety pales in comparison to the magnitude of the … [Read more...]

Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Jury Verdict

Ethicon transvaginal mesh

First Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Jury Verdict Awarded A jury recently awarded Plaintiff, Linda Gross, damages in her Ethicon transvaginal mesh lawsuit. Despite the TVM jury verdict,  Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Ethicon, requested that the  transvaginal mesh jury verdict be overturned. On Tuesday, July 15th, a federal judge denied the … [Read more...]

Testosterone Therapy Lawsuits Consolidated in MDL

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Testosterone Therapy Lawsuits Granted Federal MDL All testosterone therapy lawsuits have been consolidated into one multidistrict litigation (MDL) by the Judicial Panel of Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) due to similarities in injuries and claims against testosterone therapy manufacturers. The testosterone therapy lawsuits were consolidated in … [Read more...]

FDA to Review “Free Speech” for Off-Label Drug Marketing

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Off-Label Drug Marketing Argues “Free Speech,” FDA to Review Drug Safety Guidelines Off-label drug marketing has created huge controversies with major pharmaceutical manufacturers, leading to pharmaceutical lawsuits against drugs like migraine drug Topamax, or antipsychotic Risperdal. Doctors and patients who prescribed or used drugs for off-label … [Read more...]

Zimmer Knee Replacements Under Product Recall

Zimmer Knee Replacement

Medical Manufacturer Zimmer Issues Product Recall for Zimmer Knee Replacements Zimmer Manufacturing has issued another large product recall, this time for its artificial Zimmer knee replacement device, the NexGen MIS Tibial Component. Reportedly, the knee replacement can loosen or fail because of poor manufacturing quality. Loosening of the knee … [Read more...]

Dangerous Device for Fibroid Surgery Could Increase Cancer Risk

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FDA Investigates Potentially Dangerous Devices Used for Fibroid Surgery On July 11th, the Food and Drug Administration stated that they would create a panel to investigate the potential safety, and danger, of laparoscopic power morcellators (LPM’s), which have been called dangerous devices by patients who believe their fibroid surgery contributed … [Read more...]

Citi to Pay $7 Billion in Mortgage Fraud Settlement

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CitiGroup, DOJ, Settle Mortgage Fraud Claims for $7 Billion CitiGroup and the US Department of Justice have settled mortgage fraud claims on Monday, July 14th, with the bank agreeing to pay $7 billion. The company agreed to the settlement with the DOJ to settle claims that it backed bad mortgages during the lead-up to the financial crisis in … [Read more...]

Smoking Legal Marijuana, Termination and A SC Board Investigation

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Smoking Legal Marijuana, Drug Testing, and Your Professional License Several states across the country are legalizing marijuana – currently, 21 states and the District of Columbia offer legalized marijuana in some form. Only two states, Washington State and Colorado, offer recreational use of marijuana, although use is very restricted to certain … [Read more...]

New Mirena IUD Injury Lawsuit Could Go to Court

Mirena IUD injury

New Mirena IUD Lawsuits Filed with JPML for Latest Mirena IUD Injury Many women have joined a multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Bayer Pharmaceuticals, alleging that the company’s intrauterine birth control device, the Mirena IUD, not only does not prevent pregnancy as advertised, but can perforate surrounding organs and cause severe internal … [Read more...]

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