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Federal judge blocks Massachusetts ban of new painkiller Zohydro

Posted: April 16, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Drug maker Zogenix Inc., won another battle in its war to get its controversial painkiller Zohydro on the market. This week, a Massachusetts federal judge blocked plans by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to ban prescriptions and sales of the newly

Bayer files motion to dismiss some of its Mirena IUD lawsuits

Posted: April 14, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals is hoping to ditch some of the 450 lawsuits it faces over inadequate warnings for possible complications with its Mirena intrauterine device on the grounds that the cases have exceeded the statute of limitations. The Mirena IUD is

European drug regulators investigating heart attack, stroke, death risks with testosterone therapies

Posted: April 14, 2014 Pharmaceutical

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is reviewing the safety of testosterone therapy after studies showed the treatment increases the risk of strokes, heart attacks and death. The announcement comes three months after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched a

Merck offers $100 million to settle NuvaRing lawsuits

Posted: April 12, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Plaintiff’s lawyers are meeting in Las Vegas this week to determine whether enough claimants opted in on a $100 million settlement offered by Merck & Co. for its contraceptive NuvaRing, which has been linked to life threatening blood clots.

Massachusetts governor’s ban of Zohydro may be unconstitutional

Posted: April 10, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick’s banning of the controversial new painkiller Zohydro may be the first time a state has tried to block distribution of an FDA-approved drug and sets the stage for a heated constitutional debate.

Zohydro maker files lawsuit to block Massachusetts governor’s ban

Posted: April 10, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Less than a week after Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick banned the sale of the controversial new potent painkiller Zohydro, the drug’s maker has filed a lawsuit aimed at blocking the governor’s request.

GM continues to ignore NHTSA’s questioning deadline, penalized $7,000 for each day overdue

Posted: April 9, 2014 Product Liability

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) this Tuesday, General Motors (GM) has missed an April 3 deadline to release information regarding its recent defective ignition switch recall of 2.6 million vehicles. Due to its tardiness, a fine

Vermont governor severely restricts use of controversial new painkiller Zohydro

Posted: April 8, 2014 Pharmaceutical

The state of Vermont has taken aim at the controversial new painkiller Zohydro, establishing emergency rules that make it harder for physicians to prescribe the drug and others like it in an effort to curb a growing trend in prescription

Teachers file whistleblower lawsuit against Minnesota school

Posted: April 5, 2014 Consumer Fraud

ST. PAUL, MINN. — A Minnesota private school faces a whistleblower suit filed by two teachers who claim they were subjected to discrimination and retaliation when they raised concerns about an allegedly unsafe field trip to Thailand, wrongly claimed and

Massachusetts governor bans controversial Zohydro painkiller

Posted: April 4, 2014 Pharmaceutical

The controversial new opioid painkiller Zohydro cannot be prescribed or dispensed in the state of Massachusetts until measures are put in place to protect against abuse, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced. The action comes the same month as the new