States launch investigation into injuries caused by Endo transvaginal mesh devices
Two weeks after Endo health Solutions announced it expects to spend at least $520 million to settle product liability lawsuits primarily dealing with its line of transvaginal mesh products, the company reported that it is now facing investigations from several
$100 million settlement for fungal meningitis victims expected soon
Victims of the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroid shots could receive a share of a $100 million multidistrict litigation settlement if trustees with the now-bankrupt New England Compounding Center (NECC) and other parties complete a proposed deal.
FDA warns against using Doribax in patients with ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia
Doribax (doripenem), an antibacterial drug that is sometimes used off-label to treat patients who develop pneumonia while on ventilators, increases the risk of death and has lower clinical cure rates compared to the injectable drugs Primaxin (imipenem and cilastatin), the
FDA revises guidelines for off-label drug use
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending its policies for drug makers and medical device manufacturers to help better define how scientific studies for unapproved uses can be shared with physicians without legal implications.
GE Healthcare recalls newborn resuscitator systems
GE Healthcare is ordering a recall of some of its resuscitation systems designed to deliver oxygen to newborns. The recall is due to a manufacturing error that may interfere with oxygen delivery and may lead to low blood oxygen (hypoxia)
Short-term use, lower doses of Actos linked to increased bladder cancer risk
People who have been treated with the type 2 diabetes medication Actos (pioglitazone) for more than six months may be at greater risk of developing bladder cancer, even if they were on a low dose, according to a new study
Hundreds of Australian women file transvaginal mesh lawsuit against Johnson and Johnson
Nearly 400 Australian women have filed transvaginal mesh injury lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson in what may be the biggest product liability class action lawsuit in Australian history. The women claim the company’s surgical mesh product used to treat pelvic
Medical groups want children to have their cholesterol levels checked
Children ages 9-11 should have their cholesterol levels checked by their pediatricians, recommends the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.