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Published: August 31st, 2015
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a new alert pertaining to Onglyza and other dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors, after the Type 2 diabetes medications were linked to severe and disabling joint pain. The joint pain alert was issued even as the agency works to complete i...Read More
Published: August 26th, 2015
Xarelto lawsuits continue to mount in the federal litigation now underway in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana. A case list recently issued by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation indicates that, more than 1,230 claims had been filed proceeding as of August 15th. ...Read More
Published: August 17th, 2015
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulation of medical devices is coming under renewed scrutiny, thanks to the ongoing controversy surrounding power morcellators and their potential to spread uterine cancer. Earlier this month, a dozen members of the U.S. Congress wrote to the Gover...Read More
Published: August 12th, 2015
C.R. Bard, Inc. may be preparing to settle as many as 3,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits for a total of $200 million. According to a report from Bloomberg News, people familiar with the accord have said it would provide an average award of $67,000 per case. The vaginal mesh settlement program descr...Read More
Published: August 4th, 2015
Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts has decided to drop Onglyza from its 2016 formulary, after the Type 2 diabetes medication was linked to an increased risk of heart failure. The company is also excluding Kombiglyze XR for the same reason. Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR are both DPP-4 inhibitors...Read More
Published: July 28th, 2015
A woman who suffered a serious brain injury allegedly related to her use of the Mirena IUD will be able to purse claims of strict liability and negligent misrepresentation, after a judge in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, rejected Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceutical’s bid to hav...Read More
Published: July 22nd, 2015
Patients’ medical records might soon include the make or model number of any medical device used in their treatment, thanks to the efforts of a Pennsylvania lawmaker. According to The Wall Street Journal, Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, (R., Pa.), sponsored an amendment in the recently-passed “21st Centu...Read More
Published: July 13th, 2015
The federal multidistrict litigation that currently involves more than 500 Xarelto lawsuits could start sending cases to trial next summer. According to documents filed in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, the judge overseeing the proceedings is considering a plan to convene fo...Read More
Published: July 7th, 2015
A man who lost his wife to an aggressive form of uterine cancer after it was allegedly spread and upstaged by a power morcellator has reached a settlement with Lina Medical, the manufacturer of the device used in her surgery. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, the undisclosed settle...Read More
Published: June 30th, 2015
The California jury hearing evidence in the nation’s first Wright Profemur hip replacement trial has ordered the manufacturer of the device to pay $4.5 million to the recipient of a failed implant and his wife. While 9 out of 12 jurors found that Wright Medical Technology had not been negligent in...Read More