Archives for February 2014

Kerry Kennedy’s DUI Trial Begins in NY

Kerry Kennedy Alleges Drug Mix-Up at DUI Trial Kerry Kennedy’s DUI trial began on Monday, February 24th, alleging that the niece of the late president John F. Kennedy caused a car accident while under the influence of a sleeping aid. The 43-year-old Kennedy alleges that she accidentally took an Ambien, rather than her thyroid medication, before … [Read more...]

Testosterone Therapy Drugs Should Carry Warning

Consumer Group Advocates for Black Box Warning Label on Testosterone Therapy A consumer advocacy group is petitioning the FDA to put a black box warning, the strongest warning label possible, on testosterone therapy drugs due to the potential for heart problems or stroke. Public Citizen added that the FDA should also require testosterone therapy … [Read more...]

Acetaminophen Linked to ADHD in Children

Study Shows Strong Link Between Maternal Acetaminophen Use and ADHD in Children Acetaminophen is an active painkilling ingredient in many different drugs, from Tylenol to Nyquil and antihistamines. While it has been touted as safe for pregnant women for years, a new study shows a strong link between frequent acetaminophen use by mothers and ADHD … [Read more...]

Endo Settles Lidoderm Marketing Lawsuit for $171.9 Million

Endo Pharmaceuticals Pays Settlement for Off-Label Marketing of Lidoderm Pain Patch Endo Health Solutions Inc and its subsidiary Endo Pharmaceuticals have agreed to pay $171.9 million to settle False Claims allegations for off-label marketing of their pain patch, Lidoderm. Endo Pharmaceuticals is also a subsidiary of American Medical Systems, and … [Read more...]

US Joins Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Tenet Healthcare

Justice Department Joins Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Tenet Healthcare The US Department of Justice announced that they would join the whistleblower lawsuit against Tenet Healthcare, which alleges that the company paid kickbacks for patient referrals in order to scam Medicaid. Reportedly, the parent company, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, and … [Read more...]

Another DUI Charge for 3 Doors Down Bassist

3 Doors Down Bassist Faces Another DUI Charge The former bassist and founding member of the band 3 Doors Down faces a second DUI charge in Mississippi after officers found him slumped over the steering wheel. On Tuesday, February 18th, Todd Harrell was arrested on second-offense DUI in D’Iberville, Mississippi. Last August, he was arrested on … [Read more...]

Lipitor MDL Will Be Based in South Carolina

JPML Decides to Consolidate Lipitor Personal Injury Cases in South Carolina Federal Court On Tuesday, February 18th, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) reconsidered Lipitor plaintiffs’ request to form a multidistrict litigation against Pfizer, and concluded that there were enough lawsuits to proceed. The MDL will centralize in … [Read more...]

First J&J Transvaginal Mesh Bellwether Case Thrown Out

Ethicon/J&J Transvaginal Mesh Bellwether Case Thrown Out for Lack of Evidence The first bellwether case in the transvaginal mesh injury multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon has been thrown out, leaving the device manufacturer to claim victory. Like many transvaginal mesh victims, Carolyn Lewis had a … [Read more...]

Retail Stores Remove Questionable Hamburger in Massive Food Recall

8.7 Million Lb Food Recall Leads to Walmart and Other Retailers Removing Hamburger, Hot Dogs, Other Meats A food recall issued for millions of pounds of meat has led retailers to scramble to remove hamburger, hot dogs, and other meats from their shelves. Rancho Feeding Corp, based in Petaluma, CA, has recalled almost 8.7 million pounds of meat … [Read more...]

Football Helmets Do Not Protect Against Side Impact Concussions

New Study of Football Helmets Shows Little Protection Against Side Impacts, Leading to Concussion Risk A new study into football helmet protection shows that, while helmets offer good protection against front impacts, they do little to protect against damage from side impacts, which can lead to concussion or traumatic brain injury. The American … [Read more...]

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