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Risperidone side effects send patients to the emergency room

Posted: July 28, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Adverse effects of antipsychotic medications such as Risperdal (risperidone) send more than 20,000 people in the United States to the emergency room each year, prompting the American Psychiatric Association to issue an advisory to clinicians to carefully evaluate patients before

FDA approves oxycodone combination drug that resists abuse

Posted: July 27, 2014 Pharmaceutical

A powerful combination opioid painkiller whose euphoric effects can be rendered inactive if the drug is tampered with has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The drug’s formulation aligns with the agency’s commitment to combat the misuse

Attorneys in GM litigation seek access to all of automaker’s ignition-switch-recall disclosures

Posted: July 25, 2014 Product Liability

Lawyers appointed as temporary counsel in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) against General Motors (GM) for lost value of its vehicles have told the federal judge overseeing the litigation that the automaker should submit all pre-discovery disclosures and other documents it

Florida hospital spent $24 million in taxpayer money fighting whistleblower lawsuit

Posted: July 22, 2014 Consumer Fraud

A Florida hospital that settled a whistleblower’s allegations of fraud with the U.S. Justice Department earlier this year used millions of dollars in taxpayer money to defend itself in the case, Florida’s WFTV reported.

Celexa, Lexapro birth defects lawsuits returned to state court

Posted: July 15, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Fifteen lawsuits over birth defects in children born to women who took the antidepressants Celexa or Lexapro while pregnant were remanded to state court, a federal judge in Camden, N.J., ruled. Attorneys for the drugs’ maker Forest Laboratories unsuccessfully argued

GM’s victim compensation fund praised by some and criticized by others

Posted: July 14, 2014 Personal Injury

The compensation fund established by General Motors (GM) puts forth a message that victims of ignition switch failures will be fairly and justly compensated. However, some speculate that the fund is a diversion designed to convince victims to waive their

Abuse-resistant version of opioid Zohydro could hit the market soon

Posted: July 14, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Pharmaceutical company Zogenix is hoping to get a tamper-resistant formulation of its powerful opioid Zohydro reviewed by drug regulators this fall and, if approved, begin marketing it by early next year.

Class action lawsuit calls for advertising campaign to warn of ovarian cancer risks with baby powder

Posted: July 12, 2014 Pharmaceutical

A class action lawsuit has been filed against consumer health care giant Johnson & Johnson alleging the company’s baby powder causes ovarian cancer. The lawsuit claims that Johnson & Johnson was aware of the risks but failed to warn consumers,

Delphi Automotive CEO Rodney O’Neal set to appear for Senate subcommittee hearing July 17

Posted: July 9, 2014 Product Liability

According to U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, General Motors (GM) CEO Mary Barra, along with Rodney O’Neal, the head of Delphi Automotive PLC, are set to face a senate subcommittee hearing next week. Delphi Automotive is the company responsible for supplying

Navy vet says Trader Joe’s fired him for reporting safety hazards, files whistleblower lawsuit

Posted: July 5, 2014 Personal Injury

NEWARK, N.J. – A Navy Veteran who says his employer, a Trader Joe’s store in Westwood, N.J., fired him for reporting dangerous and unsanitary conditions, has fired a whistleblower lawsuit against the company.