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Ovarian Cancer Survivor Blames Power Morcellator

Ovarian Cancer Survivor Blames Power Morcellator May 9, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Victorville, CA: If Margaret knew that the FDA in 2014 had warned health providers of cancer risk in laparoscopic power morcellation surgery, she would have opted for a “traditional” hysterectomy. Two years later she finished her last round of chemotherapy to treat ovarian cancer.
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Saxagliptin Heart Failure and Death Lawsuits Filed

Saxagliptin Heart Failure and Death Lawsuits Filed May 9, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA The diabetes drug saxagliptin is the subject of 14 lawsuits filed this week in New Jersey, alleging it raises the risk of heart failure. Lawyers for the plaintiffs estimate there are between 150 and 200 saxagliptin cases are pending nationwide, and may, ultimately, reach into the thousands. While most of the cases filed to date are brought by plaintiffs who have congestive heart failure or other cardiac symptoms, a handful of cases were brought on behalf of saxagliptin users who died.
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Testosterone Gels Get a Failing Grade in More Ways Than One

Testosterone Gels Get a Failing Grade in More Ways Than One May 9, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: Testosterone side effects associated with the usage of testosterone supplements and gels have, up until now, focused on cardiovascular issues. But now there is new research that suggests there is a cognitive price to pay.
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Canada Concerned about Abdominal Hernia Mesh—and the 501k Process

Canada Concerned about Abdominal Hernia Mesh—and the 501k Process May 8, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Toronto, ON: The president of the Canadian Hernia Society and one of the country’s foremost authorities on
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Monsanto Hit with Yet Another Lawsuit Over Roundup

Monsanto Hit with Yet Another Lawsuit Over Roundup May 8, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: As the manufacturers of Monsanto Roundup continue to grapple with Monsanto Roundup lawsuits alleging the active ingredient in the popular herbicide causes cancer, Monsanto has been hit with more litigation over an alleged labelling issue.
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Benicar Illness and Weight Loss Lawsuit Witnesses Must Produce Records

Benicar Illness and Weight Loss Lawsuit Witnesses Must Produce Records May 7, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Camden, NJ: This spring has seen some developments in the Benicar side effects multidistrict litigation over gastrointestinal issues and sprue-like enteropathy associated with olmesartan (Benicar), a medication prescribed for high blood pressure. By the middle of March there were some 1,800 Benicar cases housed in the Benicar MDL in New Jersey.
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Lawsuits Mount for Stryker Over Allegedly Failed Medical Devices

Lawsuits Mount for Stryker Over Allegedly Failed Medical Devices May 7, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: A hip replacement implant failure lawsuit filed earlier this year against Howmedica Osteonics Corp. (Howmedica), the parent company of Stryker Corp. (Stryker), highlights the ongoing litigation that is building over allegedly defective hip implants, and implant components. Late last month, proposed claims with regard to a failed bone implant manufactured by Stryker were given the green light in Philadelphia.
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State Legislatures on Track to Reform Workers' Compensation for First Responders

State Legislatures on Track to Reform Workers' Compensation for First Responders May 6, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Denver, CO: Many state legislatures in the US spent the first quarter considering reform proposals that increased coverage for first responders who suffer mental stress injuries, according to Business Insurance.
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$110M Verdict Against J&J In Talc Cancer Trial

$110M Verdict Against J&J In Talc Cancer Trial May 5, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: A jury in Missouri has found against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in the latest ovarian cancer talcum powder lawsuit brought by Lois Slemp of Virginia.
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Why was US Warned about Abilify Gambling Risk Four Years after Europe?

Why was US Warned about Abilify Gambling Risk Four Years after Europe? May 5, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Minneapolis, MN:American patients prescribed Abilify didn’t learn about the drug’s link to gambling and other compulsive behaviors until four years after European patients were warned.
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