Pradaxa Manufacturer Faces 2,000 Personal Injury Lawsuits in US

2,000 Lawsuits Against Pradaxa Manufacturer Move Forward in the US German pharmaceutical manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim reported on Thursday, February 13th, that the company faces more than 2,000 lawsuits in the United States in relation to its stroke prevention medication, Pradaxa, because the drug reportedly caused severe and even fatal … [Read more...]

Congress Introduces Dietary Supplement Regulation

Concern Over Steroid-Like Ingredients Leads to Federal Dietary Supplement Regulation On Tuesday, February 11th, Congress introduced the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2014 – aka DASCA – amid growing concerns over the ingredients in dietary supplements, particularly muscle-building or workout-enhancing supplements. DASCA specifically … [Read more...]

Endocrine Society Calls for Longer Studies on Testosterone Therapy

As FDA Declares It Will Study Testosterone Therapy, Endocrine Society Calls for Longer, More Thorough Studies of the Drug At the end of January of this year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that it would investigate claims that testosterone therapy approved by the agency could lead to serious heart conditions in users, including … [Read more...]

Judge Halts Ebola Personal Injury Lawsuit for Possible Disease Covered by Workers Comp

Nurse Who Caught Ebola Faces Delays in Ebola Personal Injury Lawsuit, May be a Disease Covered by Workers Comp Instead Nurses face many hazards from their jobs, including long-term joint and muscular problems from heavy lifting, assault by patients, and infectious diseases. One nurse who cared for the United States’ first Ebola patient in Texas … [Read more...]

FDA Will Examine Heart Risks of AstraZeneca Diabetes Drugs

Reports of Heart Failure Lead to FDA Probe into AstraZeneca Diabetes Drugs On Tuesday, February 11th, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that they would review claims that AstraZeneca diabetes drug saxagliptin (Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR name brands) after reports that the drug can lead to heart disease or failure. The agency has … [Read more...]

Tomatoes Under Food Recall Due to Potential Salmonella Infection

Big Red Tomatoes Issues Food Recall Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination Big Red Tomato Packers, LLC, based in Ft. Pierce, Florida, have issued a voluntary food recall for 790 boxes of tomatoes due to a potential salmonella contamination. The recall covers lot 1106, sold in 20 and 25-lb units. Tomatoes from the lot were distributed to a … [Read more...]

Uncle Ben’s Rice in School Lunches Under Food Recall

Potential Vitamin Overdose from Uncle Ben’s Rice Prompts Food Recall for Schools A potential vitamin overdose in Uncle Ben’s flavored rice has prompted a food recall for institutional-sized bags served as part of school lunches. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned consumers not to eat the rice, although there have been no reports so … [Read more...]

Biomet Agrees to Settlement in Artificial Hip Litigation

Manufacturer Biomet Reaches Settlement Agreement in Personal Injury Cases Involving Artificial Hip US-based medical device manufacturer Biomet has agreed to pay $200,000 per personal injury lawsuit in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) involving their M2a Magnum artificial hips. The M2a Magnum artificial hip devices are one of many metal-on-metal … [Read more...]

1,000 Stryker All-Metal Hip Implant Personal Injury Cases

National Total of All-Metal Hip Implant Personal Injury Cases Against Stryker Device Hits 1,000 Last year, Stryker Orthopedics recalled their Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck all-metal hip replacement devices due to device failure and injury to patients. Several personal injury lawsuits had been filed against the company, and now the number of … [Read more...]

Private Utility Faces Lawsuit for Saluda River Pollution

Saluda River Pollution Could Lead to Clean Air and Water Act Lawsuit The lower Saluda River is officially recognized by South Carolina officials as a scenic river. On hot summer days, South Carolinians can be seen paddling through the white water rapids, fishing, or swimming in calmer parts of the river. However, toxins dumped into the river, … [Read more...]

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