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Pennsylvania lawsuit claims Ryobi table saw is “unreasonably dangerous”

Posted: April 18, 2014 Product Liability

A products liability lawsuit has been filed by a Pennsylvania man who suffered severe permanent injuries while working with what he claims is an “unreasonably dangerous” Ryobi table saw.

Delphi Automotive probed by U.S. Senators for failure to replace GM’s defective ignition switches

Posted: April 17, 2014 Product Liability

Tuesday, U.S. senators began to turn their questions about the massive General Motors (GM) ignition switch recall to the company’s ignition switch supplier, Delphi Automotive PLC. The controversial defective ignition switches are believed to have been responsible for 13 fatal

Astellas Pharma settles whistleblower lawsuit for $7.3 million

Posted: April 17, 2014 Consumer Fraud

Astellas Pharma US Inc., which manufactures and sells pharmaceutical drugs, agreed to pay $7.3 million to the federal government to resolve claims it violated the False Claims Act. The drugmaker was charged with marketing and promoting the drug Mycamine for

Cases of diabetes on the rise in the United States

Posted: April 17, 2014 Pharmaceutical

The number of Americans with diabetes has nearly doubled in the past 20 years, paralleling the country’s growing obesity epidemic. Experts say if the trend continues, the number of Americans with diabetes will reach 44 million in the next 20

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

Boys with autism more likely to have been exposed to SSRIs in womb

Posted: April 16, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Boys born to women who took a type of antidepressant during pregnancy were three times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than boys who were not exposed to the drugs in utero, a new study has found. The greatest

Federal government intervenes in whistleblower lawsuit filed against Orbit Medical, Inc.

Posted: April 15, 2014 Consumer Fraud

A False Claims Act whistleblower lawsuit against Orbit Medical Inc. and its former executive Jake Kilgore now has the government involved due to the seriousness of what may have taken place.

Consumer Reports group pushes for warranties on artificial hips

Posted: April 14, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Nearly a half-million Americans each year undergo hip replacement surgery, an invasive operation that requires weeks of rehabilitation. Typical hip implants can last 20 years or more before being replaced, but some have been shown to fail at a faster

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