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Cook Medical Issues Class I Zenith Alpha Endo Graft Recall Following Reports of Blood Clots, Occlusions

Cook Medical, Inc. is recalling certain Zenith Alpha thoracic endovascular grafts, following reports that blood clots and occlusions had formed inside some of the devices when they were used to treat patients with blunt traumatic aortic injury (BTAI). The U.S. … Continue reading

Homeolab USA Receives FDA Warning Letter in Connection with Raritan Teething Tablets Recall

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a new Warning Letter to Homeolab USA, in connection with a teething tablets recall announced last year by Raritan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. “Some of your powder blend mixtures are manufactured from ingredients … Continue reading

New Nexium Side Effects Concerns, As Study Suggests Link Between Proton Pump Inhibitors, Pancreatic Cancer

A recent study is raising additional concerns about the side effects possibly linked with Nexium and other proton pump inhibitors. The research, which was presented earlier this summer at the annual Digestive Disease Week conference, suggested that proton pump inhibitors … Continue reading

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Trial Continues in California, As Plaintiffs’ Pathology Expert Takes the Stand

A pathology expert called to testify in California’s first talcum powder ovarian cancer trial told a Los Angeles Superior Court jury earlier this month that talc particles had been detected in the plaintiff’s ovaries. According to Law360.com, John Godleski recently … Continue reading

Missouri Judge Dismisses Risperdal Lawsuits Filed by Out-of-State Plaintiffs

A federal judge in Missouri has dismissed 53 Risperdal lawsuits filed by out-of-states plaintiffs, after determining that the state was not an appropriate venue for the cases. According to Reuters, the order dismissing the claims was handed down on August … Continue reading

Additional Actemra Indication Being Explored, Despite Heart Attack and Other Adverse Event Reports Associated with RA Treatment

The manufacturers of Actemra are exploring yet another indication for the rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment, despite a recent analysis that linked the medication to thousands of adverse events, including heart attacks, strokes, pancreatitis, and death. Actemra Adverse Event Reports Actemra … Continue reading

Nexium Lawsuit Filings Continue, As Ohio Woman Claims Drug Makers Failed to Warn of Acute Interstitial Nephritis

An Ohio woman who allegedly developed acute interstitial nephritis after using Nexium and Prilosec has filed a new proton pump inhibitor lawsuit accusing the drugs’ manufacturers of concealing the kidney side effects allegedly associated with the popular heart burn medications. … Continue reading

Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy: BMJ Editorial Says Manufacturers Should Pay for Follow-Up Screening

An editorial in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) is calling on metal-on-metal hip replacement manufacturers to cover the cost of follow-up screening for patients who received the controversial implants. The publication of the editorial comes just months after regulators in … Continue reading

Mississippi Woman Claims Xarelto Caused Gastrointestinal Bleeding, As Third Federal Bellwether Trial Begins

The federal multidistrict litigation housing thousands of Xarelto bleeding lawsuits has convened its third bellwether trial, following selection of a jury earlier this week. Nearly 18,000 Xarelto lawsuits are pending in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, where … Continue reading

Federal Court Overseeing Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuits Convenes Initial Conference

The multidistrict litigation established earlier this year for federally-filed product liability lawsuits involving Ethicon, Inc.’s Physiomesh line of hernia patches is now underway, after an Initial Case Management Conference was convened in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, … Continue reading

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