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Xarelto Seeking FDA Approval for Lower Dosage While Litigation Posturing Continues

Xarelto Seeking FDA Approval for Lower Dosage While Litigation Posturing Continues August 5, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Towards the end of May plaintiffs embroiled in some 18,000 Xarelto lawsuits consolidated in multidistrict litigation were pushing back against a move by defendants Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Janssen, a division of Johnson & Johnson) and Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Bayer) to escape claims that relied on allegations plaintiffs had previously dropped.
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Another DePuy Defective Hip Implant Lawsuit Heads to Trial

Another DePuy Defective Hip Implant Lawsuit Heads to Trial August 5, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC:Alicea et al v. DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. et al, the fourth bellwether defective hip implant lawsuit involving DePuy’s Pinnacle Ultamet implant will go to trial on September 5, 2017 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
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Inside the $300 Million Benicar Settlement

Inside the $300 Million Benicar Settlement August 5, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Camden, NJ: When the manufacturers and marketers of Benicar agreed to the $300 million settlement to resolve state and federal Benicar lawsuits, they did so while admitting no liability for any wrongdoing, and maintaining their position that claims have no merit.
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Defense Win in Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Reversed

Defense Win in Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Reversed August 3, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: The lone transvaginal mesh lawsuit won by manufacturer Johnson & Johnson in the Philadelphia pelvic mesh mass tort was short-lived, after the judge overseeing the case in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas granted the plaintiff’s post-trial motion for a damages hearing.
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Mother and Nurses Blame Catheter for Baby’s Death

Mother and Nurses Blame Catheter for Baby’s Death August 3, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Worcester, MA “The nurses in the hospital explained to me that baby Amber’s infection was due to the catheter. And my daughter’s autopsy states that infection was the cause of death,” says Tara.
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$300M Benicar Settlement Reached

$300M Benicar Settlement Reached August 3, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: The makers of the controversial blood pressure medication, Benicar, have agreed a $300 million settlement potentially ending multi-district litigation (MDL) that claims the drug caused gastrointestinal injuries. Forest Laboratories Inc., and Daiichi Sankyo Inc., and about 2,300 plaintiffs in the MDL reached the agreement earlier this week. The settlement addresses claims filed collectively in state and federal court. The plaintiffs alleged personal injury stemming from defective design of Benicar (known generically as olmesartan), which is also in blood pressure products Benicar HCT, Azor and Tribenzor.
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Abilify Victim Gambled away Student Loan and More…

Abilify Victim Gambled away Student Loan and More… August 2, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Spokane, WA: “If Vegas World had a warning about Abilify on their site I would have thought twice,” says Debra. “Sometimes I spent the entire day there but now I spend time worrying about how I’ll ever get out of debt.” Debra gambled away her student loan and maxed out her credit cards. Now she suffers from depression as well as bi-polar disorder.
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Hip Replacement and Cobalt Poisoning misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's

Hip Replacement and Cobalt Poisoning misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's August 1, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Palm Springs, CA: Robert’s hip replacement has served him well for many years, even though the metal-on-metal device was recalled by DePuy. Just recently, however, his cobalt levels have skyrocketed. “My husband is having cognitive issues, which seems to indicate cobalt poisoning,” says Trudy. “In January, DePuy said they would pay for surgery to have it removed but now they won’t cover it because my husband had the surgery in India. DePuy sells its devices worldwide, so what difference does it make?”
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Actemra Arthritis Medication Suspected in Over a Thousand Deaths

Actemra Arthritis Medication Suspected in Over a Thousand Deaths August 1, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Boston, MA: The concern with any medication actively targeting a common ailment associated with a large and growing demographic is the potential for disaster were something to go awry, such as unforeseen side effects and adverse reactions. In the case of Actemra side effects, the fallout appears to be compelling: Actemra is commonly prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis, a common complaint of the elderly. Baby Boomers, a massive demographic, are just now beginning to shift into their retirement years.
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Women Speak Out About Essure Health Problems

Women Speak Out About Essure Health Problems July 31, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, An in-depth investigative piece in the Washington Post highlights the considerable adverse health effects, even pregnancies, that thousands of women have experienced and continue to experience as a result of having Bayer’s Essure contraceptive devices implanted.
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