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Jackson Allen Williams, LLP Evaluating NuvaRing Cases

The lawyers at Jackson Allen Williams, LLP are investigating claims and potential cases for individuals who may have suffered serious injury, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism ...
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New Report - Button Batteries Pose Serious Hazard to Children

A new report out today in the medical journal, Pediatrics, states that batteries pose an important hazard to children, especially those under five years of age. The study reported more than 65,000 ...
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Infant bicycle seats recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in conjunction with Todson, Inc. have announced a voluntary recall of 40,000 Topeak Babyseat II bicycle carrier seats. According to the recall, consumers ...
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FDA Warns of Toothbrush Dangers

Today the FDA released a Consumer Update regarding the hazards of certain electric toothbrushes. According to the FDA Update, certain electric toothbrushes can chip teeth and cause choking. The ...
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Experts Continue to Warn of Dangers Button Batteries Pose to Children

The Chicago Tribune reported this week that Illnois Attorney General Lisa Madigan discussed the dangers of button batteries at her annual news conference on the state's Safe Shopping Guide. ...
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CSPC Warns of Magnets and Risk to Children

On Thursday, November 10, 2011 the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning about the growing problem posed by high-powered magnets and the risk they may pose to children. According to the ...
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Consumer Advocates Abandon Discussions With Task Force on Improving Window Blind Safety

Last week the four consumer advocates assigned to a a task force intended to draw new guidelines to make window blinds less hazardous to children walked out on discussions. The consumer advocates ...
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Public Citizen Petitions FDA for Stronger Warnings for Acid Reflux Treatments

Last week the watchdog group, Public Citizen petitioned the FDA to add it's "strongest possible warning label" to the labels for PPIs (Proton-Pump Inihbitor medications). This class of ...
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Clomid Linked to Certain Birth Defects

The CDC has released reports regarding a possible association between Clomid and certain birth defects. According to the CDC report, clomid may be linked to such birth defects as anenchphaly, setpal ...
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FDA Warns of Heart Risks with Celexa

Yesterday, the FDA informed healthcare providers and patients that Celexa (citalopram) can cause abnormal changes in the electrical activity of the heart when taken in doses greater than 40 mg per ...
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Adverse Event Reports with FDA Regarding Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Soar

An article in the New York Times today indicates that the number of adverse event reports regarding metal-on-metal implants is continuing to grow. According to the article, the FDA has received more ...
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Proscar, Propecia, Avodart and Jalyn Get New Prostate Cancer Warnings

The Food and Drug Administration announced June 9, 2011 that the "Warnings and Precautions" section of labeling for the 5-alpha reductase inhibitor (5-ARI) class of drugs has been revised to include ...
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Actos Use Suspended in France on Bladder Cancer Fears

The French medicines agency (AFSSPS) has suspended the use of the diabetes drug Actos until a European safety review has been conducted. Actos is manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals and the current ...
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FDA Announces New Safety Information for High-Dose Simvastatin

Yesterday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced label changes for the cholesterol-lowering medication simvastatin. THe FDA warned that the highest approved dose--80 mg--has been associated ...
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CPSC Announce Recall of 1 Million Pool Drain Covers

On May 26, 2011 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall of around 1 million pool and in-ground spa drain covers. Though there have been no injuries reported ...
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More Drop-Side Cribs Recalled

On May 24, 2011 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall of Dream on Me, Inc. Full-Size and Portable Drop-Side Cribs. This is on the heels of the CPSC's ban of ...
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Lawsuit Filed Alleging Blindness Caused by Humira

Jamie Bixby filed suit against Abbott Laboratories for adverse effects suffered from taking Abbott's most popular drug Humira. Bixby is claiming that Humira, which she took for Crohn's disease, ...
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DePuy Hip Implant Cases Consolidated in Texas MDL

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ("JPML") ordered on Monday that several cases currently pending in different federal courts be transfered and consolidated in Texas. The JPML ...
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Jury Awards $10 Million to Family of Girl Injured by Children's Motrin

According to Bloomberg news, a Pennsylvania jury has ordered a Johnson & Johnson unit to pay $10 million in damages to the family of a girl who developed Stevens-Johnson Syndrome after taking ...
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New Analysis Supports Link Between Actos and Bladder Cancer

According to theHeart.org, recent analysis of the safety profile of pioglitazone (Actos) shows an association between Actos and the risk of bladder cancer. The study published in Diabetes Care, was ...
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Study Finds Newer Epilepsy Meds Safer Than Older Generation of Anti-Epileptics in Pregnant Women

A study published on May 18, 2011 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, finds that newer epilepsy drugs are not linked with an increase in birth defects compared to the older drugs. The ...
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Serious Health Issues Linked to Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacements

On May 6 th, 2011, the FDA sent 145 orders to 21 companies that make metal-on-metal artificial hip systems asking them to conduct a further study on the safety of their devices. Manufacturers have 30 ...
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Jackson Allen Williams Evaluating Orajel Claims

Following FDA safety communications regarding the use of benzocaine-containing products, including Orajel and Baby Orajel, the pharmaceutical lawyers at Jackson Allen Williams, LLP are evaluating ...
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Honda Recalls Over 800,000 Vehicles Over Air Bag Concerns

On May 2, 2011, Honda Motor Co. announced that it is expanding a recall that began in November 2008 to check the driver's air bags on an additional 833,000 vehicles. According to the Associated Press, ...
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Window Blind Safety Task Force Struggles to Find a Solution

An article in the New York Times yesterday highlighted the ongoing concern over window blind safety in this country. According to the executive director of the Window Covering Manufacturers ...
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