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Pradaxa Side Effects Prompt Class Action

Pradaxa side effects

Pradaxa Class Action Lawsuit in Canada Alleges Pradaxa Side Effects Not Disclosed A class action lawsuit filed in the British Columbia supreme court alleges that the potential for serious Pradaxa side effects was not properly disclosed on the label. Gladys Chouinard, who lived in BC, had a heart attack and valve replacement and was prescribed … [Read more...]

Voluntary Drug Recall for Sterile Injectable Drugs

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Company Issues Voluntary Drug Recall for Non-Expired Sterile Injectable Drugs On Wednesday, July 23rd, the FDA and Unique Pharmaceuticals announced a voluntary drug recall on behalf of the pharmaceutical manufacturer for all non-expired sterile injectable drugs. Unique Pharmaceuticals manufactured the products for sterile use in Temple, Texas, … [Read more...]

Rare Hospital Infection Kills 4th Patient

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Fourth Greenville Health System Patient with Rare Hospital Acquired Infection Dies In June, the Greenville Health System announced that patients who had undergone surgery at some of their locations, including Greenville Memorial Hospital, could possibly have acquired a rare hospital infection from unclean surgical equipment. So far, 15 people have … [Read more...]

Medicare Fraud Charges and Medicaid Fraud Charges: Inmate-Attorney Confidentiality Issues?

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Medicare Fraud Charges and Medicaid Fraud Charges:  Emailing Your Attorney A doctor arrested for Medicare fraud charges and false billings is concerned that information relevant to his case may be intercepted by prison officials. His attorneys are now complaining that inmate-attorney confidentiality is being violated, which prevents his defense … [Read more...]

South Carolina Wage Payment Lawsuit Filed Against Charleston Restaurant

South Carolina Wage Payment Lawsuit

Popular Charleston Restaurant Faces South Carolina Wage Payment Lawsuit for Alleged Labor Violations with Tips A popular downtown Charleston seafood restaurant now faces a South Carolina wage payment lawsuit  filed by 15 current and former employees, which alleges that a tip sharing pool violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. The South Carolina … [Read more...]

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...]

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