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Published: May 27th, 2015
The third in a series of bellwether trials involving Risperdal and gynecomastia is scheduled to commence today in Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. The trial, like two others that concluded earlier this year, is intended to test the strength of plaintiffs’ allegations in similar...Read More
Published: May 19th, 2015
Aetna, the third-largest health insurance company in the U.S., will no longer cover power morcellator surgery for most women who require hysterectomies or myomectomies. “The policy takes into account the latest FDA warnings about the risk that morcellation can spread unsuspected uterine sarcoma...Read More
Published: May 12th, 2015
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) will soon hold a meeting to discuss its regulations pertaining to off-label drug marketing, amid growing complaints from pharmaceutical companies that the agency’s current rules violate their First Amendment rights. The meeting may be of great interest...Read More
Published: May 5th, 2015
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. has announced a proposed settlement which could resolve the majority of Actos bladder cancer lawsuits currently pending in U.S. courts. A report published by Bloomberg News estimated that eligible plaintiffs could be entitled to a base award of more than $296,000 if the ma...Read More
Published: April 30th, 2015
A Texas woman has filed a Zofran lawsuit on behalf of herself and her son, who she claims was born last year with serious brain and heart birth defects due to her use of the drug during the first trimester of pregnancy. Among other things, the lawsuit accuses GlaxoSmithKline of fraudulently marketin...Read More
Published: April 28th, 2015
Cook, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of medical devices, has been named a defendant in a transvaginal mesh lawsuit that will seek restitution for women in Canada who were allegedly injured by mesh products used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. According to the Calgary Sun, ...Read More
Published: April 22nd, 2015
The impact of a 2011 U.S. Supreme Court Decision governing generic drug injury cases could soon be felt by some plaintiffs pursuing testosterone treatment lawsuits in the federal litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. According to a Joint Status Report filed with ...Read More
Published: April 20th, 2015
An insurance industry trade group is pushing the U.S. Congress to take another look at medical device regulation, in the wake of mounting concerns over the use of power morcellators in uterine surgeries. According to a letter sent by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) to U.S. Senator Robe...Read More
Published: April 16th, 2015
Parties involved in hundreds of Xarelto lawsuits pending in the federal multidistrict litigation underway in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, will soon have an opportunity to apprise the Court of medical and scientific matters likely to be relevant to plaintiffs’ claims. Acc...Read More
Published: April 14th, 2015
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is considering a proposed rule change that would allow generic drug makers to update their products’ labels whenever new health risks are discovered. According to a report published last month by The New York Times, generic manufacturers are currently ...Read More