Archives for May 2013

AMAG Issues Drug Recall Anemia Drug after Patient Death

Pharmaceutical Company Receives Report of Patient Death, Issues Drug Recall Amag Pharmaceuticals, partnered with Takeda Pharmaceuticals, which has recently come under fire for their potentially dangerous Type 2 diabetes drug Actos, issued a drug recall for their anemia drug after reports of patient illness, and one death. Amag has issued a drug … [Read more...]

Five Stores in Kershaw County Busted for Selling Alcohol to Minors

Underage Kids Help Kershaw County Police Bust Businesses Selling Alcohol to Minors A pre-prom sting on local businesses conducted by the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office rounded up five businesses that sold alcohol to minors. Those businesses were he IGA in Elgin, the Food Lion in Elgin, Youngs in Lugoff, Youngs in Camden and Speaks Oil #101 in … [Read more...]

J&J’s DePuy to Stop Selling Two Hip Replacements

DePuy Orthopedics Will Stop Selling Two Models of Artificial Hips Citing lack of use by doctors and surgeons, Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopedics will stop selling two types of hip replacement systems at the end of August 2013. DePuy announced on May 17th that they would discontinue both the Ultamet metal-on-metal hip replacement system, … [Read more...]

South Carolina Cautious About Boating Safety and DUI This Weekend

This Memorial Day Weekend, Boating Safety and DUI Top Priorities for SC Law Enforcement Although a boating license requires less training than a driver’s license, boaters are still subject to implied consent DUI laws in South Carolina. This Memorial Day weekend, South Carolina law enforcement agencies are concerned about boating safety of all … [Read more...]

Personal Injury Cases Filed for Food Poisoning at Golden Corral

Golden Corral Faces Personal Injury Lawsuits for Norovirus In early May, four plaintiffs filed personal injury lawsuits against the chain restaurant, Golden Corral, in Casper, Wyoming. The personal injury cases were related to an outbreak of norovirus that originated when the four plaintiffs ate at the Golden Corral in Casper last year. The cases … [Read more...]

Department of Veterans Affairs to Expedite Oldest Claims

Veterans Who Waited a Year or More Will Have Claims Expedited, Says Department of Veterans Affairs Effective as of April 19th, 2013, the Department of Veterans Affairs says it will expedite the claims process for veterans who have had to wait a year or more to have their claims processed. According to a press release from the Department of … [Read more...]

Chrysler Issues Vehicle Recall Notice for Rollaway Risk

Chrysler Group LLC has issued a vehicle recall notice for 469,000 SUVs worldwide to update the software in the circuit boards, which were found to transmit signals that triggered the gear shift into neutral, causing a rollaway hazard. Included in the vehicle recall notice are model years 2006 through 2010 Jeep Commanders, and model years 2005 to … [Read more...]

Court Rules Gambler Can Sue Businesses for Video Poker Losses

South Carolina Court Rules that Woman Can Sue Restaurants for Her Financial Losses Due to Video Poker Addiction The South Carolina Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday, May 15th, that a woman can move forward with a lawsuit against popular Columbia eateries that used to offer video poker machines. Specifically, the Court of Appeals ruled that the … [Read more...]

Canadian Women Protest Transvaginal Mesh

Women Gather at Canadian Hospital to Protest Transvaginal Mesh At the Saskatoon City Hospital on Saturday, May 11th, a group of women gathered to protest transvaginal mesh implants. Transvaginal mesh – originally approved in the US by the FDA as early as 1996 – was designed to help treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence … [Read more...]

Manufacturer of Generic Lipitor Agrees to Pay Federal Penalty

Pharmaceutical Manufacturer that Makes Generic Lipitor Will Pay Millions for Dangerous Drugs A subsidiary of India’s largest pharmaceutical company, Ranbaxy USA Inc, has agreed to pay the United States federal government a record $500 million in criminal and civil fines for selling adulterated drugs, including the generic version of Lipitor, and … [Read more...]

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