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Archives for July 2014

Qui-Tam Lawsuit Against Celgene Proceeds

Qui-Tam Lawsuit Against Celgene for Off-Label Marketing of Drugs Will Proceed A qui-tam lawsuit brought against Celgene Corporation for two of its cancer drugs will proceed, according to a judge that refused to throw the lawsuit out. Sales representative Beverly Brown filed a whistleblower lawsuit against Celgene, claiming that the pharmaceutical … [Read more...]

Pradaxa Side Effects Prompt Class Action

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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...]

Colorado Detox Facility Sees More Marijuana DUIs

A Detox Facility in Colorado Sees Rise in Marijuana DUI Admissions In the six months after recreational marijuana was legalized and began being sold in Colorado, many drug crimes charges have decreased, but the state has seen an increase in marijuana DUI, or DUID. The Arapahoe House, a detox facility in Colorado, says that they have seen a spike … [Read more...]

Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Jury Verdict

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...]

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