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2012-04-01 23:00:11

Blau, Brown & Leonard, LLC is a national law firm based in New York City that has a hotline (800) 9100-LAW set up to speak with individuals allegedly injured by Pradaxa, also known as dabigatran etexilate mesylate. If you or a loved one took Pradaxa and had internal bleeding you can speak with an attorney 24/7 by calling (800) 910-0529. New York, New York (PRWEB) March 31, 2012 In December of 2011, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety announcement,...

2012-03-27 12:59:07

The under-reporting of the possible side effects of heart damage from cancer drugs puts patients at an increased risk for heart failure, according to two researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. In a commentary that will be published online March 26 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the Stanford researchers say urgent reforms are needed to standardize measurements of the potential toxicity of cancer drugs during clinical trials in order to prevent the publication of...

2012-03-26 18:39:37

The widely used diabetes medicine metformin can have protective effects on the heart, reveals a new study conducted at the Sahlgrenska Academy, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg's Sahlgrenska Academy have shown in a preliminary study in rats that one of the most common diabetes drugs, metformin, also has a protective effect on the heart. The study, carried out in collaboration with a research group from Naples and published in the...

2012-03-14 07:00:00

According to court documents, on February 27th, 2012 the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that Kamie S. Kendall, the plaintiff in a $10.5 million lawsuit over Accutane, did not miss the state's two-year statute of limitations when she filed the suit in 2005 (A-73-2010 — 066802). Accutane (isotretinoin), a popular acne medication introduced in 1982, is manufactured by Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc. Kendall, who accuses Accutane for her ulcerative colitis, started taking Accutane for her acne in...

2012-03-14 20:27:07

A week ago, you started a new prescription medication for acne. Today, you feel dizzy and short of breath and have difficulty concentrating. Your symptoms are not listed in the package insert as possible side effects of the drug, but why else would you be feeling so odd? Unfortunately, there's no easy answer. Clinical trials are designed to show that a drug is safe and effective. But even the largest trials can't identify irksome or even dangerous side effects experienced by only a tiny...

2012-03-12 13:00:00

New review details herbal, homeopathic and dietary supplements that increase bleeding risk; provides plastic surgeons screening and supplement management recommendations New York, NY (PRWEB) March 12, 2012 Herbal products, homeopathic medicines and dietary supplements are popular, but many cosmetic surgery patients are not aware that some of these supplements put them at risk for serious bleeding complications during and after surgery. Physicians from Loma Linda University conducted a...

2012-03-08 08:00:00

As reported on BBC on February 28th 2012, the British Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) advised that patients who have undergone large head metal-on-metal hip replacements should be monitored annually for life. In July 2008 hip replacement components made by Zimmer Holdings, Inc. were recalled after it was learned that the surgical parts did not work properly, forcing many patients to undergo painful and costly additional surgeries to correct the defect. The Zimmer...

2012-03-01 08:00:00

According to court documents, on February 7th, 2012 the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict litigation (JPML) issued an order consolidating three transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigations into a single proceeding to be heard in the Southern District of West Virginia. The defendants are the manufacturers American Medical Systems (MDL No. 2325), Boston Scientific Corp. (MDL No. 2326) and Johnson & Johnson´s Ethicon (MDL No. 2327). Transvaginal mesh is a medical device implanted in...


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  • A spider.
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