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Yesterday, we reported that FDA had announced its intentions of reclassifying sunlamp products and requiring labeling changes to include warnings discouraging young people from using them....more
On April 15, 2013, the United States Supreme Court denied a petition for certiorari brought by GlaxoSmithKline (“Glaxo”) seeking review of a Third Circuit decision in favor of Humana Medical Plan (“Humana”), as a Medicare...more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a draft guidance document that could potentially require medical device manufacturers to report a wide variety of device improvements, ranging from routine updates...more
Kristian Rasmussen accuses the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services of knowingly endangering dialysis patients’ lives. A partner at Cory Watson Crowder & DeGaris in Birmingham, Ala., Kristian filed the...more
Millions of patients take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for depression, anxiety and other disorders. One out of 10 people in the United States use antidepressants, making them one of the most widely...more
Hernia patients have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of AlloDerm, a product made from the skin tissue of cadavers. They claim once implanted, the AlloDerm stretches and fails, resulting in serious and painful...more
The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is announcing the launch of its new website, Stryker Hip
Recall Help (http://www.strykerhiprecallhelp.com/). Stryker Corporation issued a voluntary recall of the Stryker Rejuvenate and...more
Last week in Howard v. Zimmer, — P.3d —, 2013 WL 1130759 (Okla. 2013), the Oklahoma Supreme Court held that a plaintiff can assert a negligence per se claim against a medical device manufacturer based on the manufacturer’s...more
Michigan is going through a significant boom in its alcoholic beverage manufacturing. In a video produced by Crain's Detroit Business and Miller Canfield, lawyer Joe Infante discusses what this means for Michigan and...more
BioMet M2a Magnum hip replacement devices have been linked to complications including metal poisoning, hip implant loosening, fretting and corrosion, dislocation and fractures at the site of the implant....more
Stryker Corporation issued a voluntary recall of the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II modular hip replacement systems in July 2012 after stating that the metal-on-metal hip devices posed an increased risk for severe...more
As a little kid, I did not have an immediate appreciation that my actions could get me into trouble, and so, without thought, I told the truth. My dad would ask, “Did you write your name on the wall?” I would respond,...more
The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is announcing the launch of its new website, GranuFlo Recall Help (http://www.granuflorecallhelp.com/). The site will serve as a source for news and legal information for patients and their...more
Last week the Alabama Supreme Court adopted brand-name manufacturer liability for a generic drug sold by another company, becoming the first state supreme court to do so. Wyeth, Inc. v. Weeks, No. 1101397 (Ala. Jan. 11,...more
As we previously reported, the nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to contaminated injections produced by New England Compounding Center (“NECC”), a compounding pharmacy in Framingham, Massachusetts, prompted...more
Use of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant Zoloft during the first trimester of pregnancy can increase a child’s risk of being born with serious heart defects or other birth defects. ...more
The U.S. government may be resurrecting the "Park Doctrine" as a tool to prosecute the owners of pharmacies for federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) violations. In United States v. Park, 421 U.S. 658 (1975), the U.S....more
On December 19, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a public meeting, broadcast live on the Internet, to discuss the respective roles of the federal and state governments in regulating pharmacy compounding....more
DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson, face thousands of lawsuits from patients who were injured as a result of problems with DePuy’s ASR hip replacements. ...more
The Australian Federal Court has fined a children’s sleepwear brand $1 million in relation to its supply of unsafe children’s nightdresses and pajamas.
According to Product Safety Australia, Cotton On Kids Pty Ltd supplied...more
The United States (US) Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada issued a joint recall of expanding toys in the US and Canada.
The toys, which go by the names Water Balz, Growing Skulls, H2O Orbs...more
The FDA has warned that patients taking Actos are more likely to be diagnosed with bladder cancer than users of other diabetes medications. ...more
With as many as 13,000 patients possibly exposed to fungal meningitis from tainted spinal steroid injections traced to a New England compounding pharmacy, the regulation of compounding pharmacies is once againheating up. The...more
GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis concentrates have been linked to severe side effects such as heart attack, stroke, low blood pressure, myocardial infarction, metabolic alkalosis, and death....more
A recent study published in the “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences” found that Bisphenol A (BPA) can adversely affect fetal development in rhesus monkeys. The study’s findings raise concerns regarding BPA...more
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