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Ohio Says Opioid Epidemic Generated by Drug Companies

Ohio Says Opioid Epidemic Generated by Drug Companies June 10, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Columbus, OH Fed up with a deadly and costly drug addiction epidemic Ohio has become the second state after Mississippi to launch a lawsuit against five major pharmaceutical companies that manufacture and market prescription opioids such as OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin.
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Baldness Treatment Drugs May Raise Risk of Depression But Not Risk of Suicide in Older Men

Baldness Treatment Drugs May Raise Risk of Depression But Not Risk of Suicide in Older Men June 8, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Atlanta, GA: Drugs such as Propecia and Proscar, which are used to treat male pattern baldness and enlarged prostate, may raise the risk of depression and self-harm in older men but not increase their risk of suicide, a new study found.
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Plaintiffs in Monsanto Roundup Litigation Seek Studies on Mice

Plaintiffs in Monsanto Roundup Litigation Seek Studies on Mice June 7, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
San Francisco, CA: Plaintiffs in Monsanto Roundup lawsuits consolidated in Northern California are looking to get their hands on tissue specimens from the 1980s in an effort to further support their claim that the primary ingredient in the popular herbicide used the world over, is capable of causing cancer in humans.
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The Best Strategy for Dealing with Proof of Disability Letters

The Best Strategy for Dealing with Proof of Disability Letters June 7, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Minneapolis, MN Individuals dealing with social security, workers compensation benefits, or short or long term disability claims are often faced with a flurry of forms. Answering an insurance company’s request for information in what is usually referred to as a Proof of Disability letter can be terrifying.
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Botched Circumcision Case in Discovery

Botched Circumcision Case in Discovery June 7, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Clayton County, GA The efforts of veteran attorney Jonathan Johnson are, at the moment, heavily focused on a medical malpractice case that will have long lasting consequences for a three-year-old boy who will be growing up with a mutilated penis after a circumcision went very wrong.
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State-Based Stryker Hip Implant Failure Lawsuits Consolidated in New Jersey

State-Based Stryker Hip Implant Failure Lawsuits Consolidated in New Jersey June 6, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Hackensack, NJ: The calendar ticking over to a new month coincided with the release of a decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court approving the consolidation of all pending and future state-based hip replacement implant failure lawsuits against Howmedica Osteonics Corp. within multicounty legislation. Howmedica is a subsidiary of Stryker Corp., and the products involved are described as LFIT Anatomic Cobalt Chromium V40 femoral heads.
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Merger Deal between Device Manufacturers Reveals Device Shortcomings

Merger Deal between Device Manufacturers Reveals Device Shortcomings June 6, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Waltham, MA: A merger originally gone bad between two medical device manufacturers, since rescued, sheds some light into previous problems Alere Inc. has had with its measuring devices and, specifically the INRatio blood monitoring system. Various plaintiffs embroiled in an INRatio lawsuit allege the expensive monitoring device was inaccurate, flawed and not safe for all patients.
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More Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuits Transferred to New Jersey MDL

More Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuits Transferred to New Jersey MDL June 5, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Washington, DC:Four federal talcum powder cancer lawsuits from two states claiming that Johnson & Johnson's talcum products caused ovarian cancer have been transferred to a multidistrict litigation in New Jersey.
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Is the FDA Doing Enough to Prevent Stockert 3T Heater-Cooling Device Infection?

Is the FDA Doing Enough to Prevent Stockert 3T Heater-Cooling Device Infection? June 5, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: The FDA warns that M. chimaera infection may take months or even years to develop. Ironically, after sitting on reports of infection associated with the Stockert 3T heater-cooler system and similar systems during open chest surgeries, it takes the agency months or years to warn the public.
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Heartbreaking Stories Abound Surrounding Surgical Mesh

Heartbreaking Stories Abound Surrounding Surgical Mesh June 4, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Sydney, Australia: Transvaginal mesh side effects have been getting a lot of ink in Australia of late, both for transvaginal mesh (TVM) itself and for abdominal surgical mesh used for hernia repairs, but with side effects not dissimilar to TVM mesh.
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