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Consumer Advocate Blames both Manufacturer and FDA for Dragging their Heels

Consumer Advocate Blames both Manufacturer and FDA for Dragging their Heels November 23, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Public Citizen is an internationally-recognized consumer advocacy group founded by perhaps the original consumer advocate, Ralph Nader. He’s the guy who railed over the safety of cars, and advocated for seat belts. And today, the organization he founded holds, amongst other things, the feet of the pharmaceutical and medical device industries to the fire over safety and efficacy. Whenever an endoscope lawsuit, for example, appears on a court docket you have to know that Public Citizen is watching in the wings. They have even launched lawsuits themselves, taking both manufacturers and the federal regulator to task.
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Toddler Loses Leg and all her Fingers in Pressure Cooker Explosion

Toddler Loses Leg and all her Fingers in Pressure Cooker Explosion November 22, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Miami, FL Two-year old Samantha Gonzalez was grievously burned in 2015, when her grandmother’s Tristar “As Seen on TV” pressure cooker malfunctioned. The damage will last as long as Samantha lives. Exploding pressure cooker injuries have been the source of many lawsuits. But this is not the kind of case that leads to a tidy legal resolution. Like life, it’s messy.
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Monsanto Still Fighting California’s Carcinogen Listing for Glyphosate in Roundup

Monsanto Still Fighting California’s Carcinogen Listing for Glyphosate in Roundup November 21, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Fresno, CA: The manufacturer of Monsanto Roundup is not taking any assertion, accurate or otherwise that Roundup causes cancer, lying down. To that end, Monsanto Co. has joined forces with other agricultural industry groups in a lawsuit aimed squarely at the State of California and the identification by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) that a key ingredient in Roundup is known to cause cancer.
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Men Allege Propecia Sexual Dysfunction, but what About Women and Propecia Side Effects?

Men Allege Propecia Sexual Dysfunction, but what About Women and Propecia Side Effects? November 21, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Much has been written about Propecia finasteride and oft-alleged associations with Propecia impotence. Many a Propecia lawsuit has alleged such Propecia side effects, even after finasteride users have stopped using the medication.
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DePuy Attune Knee Replacement Can Result in Physical, Emotional and Financial Pain

DePuy Attune Knee Replacement Can Result in Physical, Emotional and Financial Pain November 21, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA: It’s pretty much a straightforward decision for most of the 700,000 people in the U.S. who experience knee pain yearly: have a knee replacement or live the rest of your life in pain. But for some people implanted with a defective knee such as the DePuy Synthes Attune device, they made the wrong decision and the consequences have been brutal. As a result, they are filing knee replacement lawsuits against DePuy, alleging premature failure of the Attune device.
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Invokana Lawsuits Consolidated into MDL in New Jersey

Invokana Lawsuits Consolidated into MDL in New Jersey November 20, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Trenton, NJ: The FDA warns of fracture risk with Invokana and Invokamet and more recently of a higher risk for foot and leg amputation. The lawsuit chickens have now come home to roost.
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Actemra Linked to Heart Attacks and Deaths, But Label Remains Unchanged

Actemra Linked to Heart Attacks and Deaths, But Label Remains Unchanged November 20, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: A recent presentation at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology identified various factors that might predict the capacity for a patient suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to have success in tapering dosage of biologic medication such as Actemra (tocilizumab). The presentation was based on a study conducted by Dr. Takaaki Komiya and colleagues from Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine. However, according to WebMD (11/06/17), there was no mention of Actemra linked to heart attacks and deaths.
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Uber Driver Rape Victim’s Lawsuit Demands Overhaul of Uber Safety Measures

Uber Driver Rape Victim’s Lawsuit Demands Overhaul of Uber Safety Measures November 19, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Long Beach, CA: A California woman, known as ‘Jane Doe’ has filed a lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc., the well-known ride share program, alleging the company practices negligent hiring practices that caused her to be the victim of rape by an Uber driver with a history of violent crimes.
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Respected Consumer Advocate Public Citizen wants Benicar Banned

Respected Consumer Advocate Public Citizen wants Benicar Banned November 18, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Santa Cruz, CA: Prospective plaintiffs who did not make it into the $300 million Benicar settlement and concerned about the capacity for filing a Benicar lawsuit going forward will be cheered by the latest petition to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen.
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Is it Getting Just a Bit Harder to Bring an Eliquis Lawsuit?

Is it Getting Just a Bit Harder to Bring an Eliquis Lawsuit? November 18, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Manhattan, NY: A new study that appears to deflect some heat away from Eliquis bleeding risks, combines with a previous court decision by a federal judge back in May to intensify the challenge involved in bringing a successful Eliquis lawsuit.
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