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Judge delays C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh trial amid settlement talks
A federal bellwether trial against transvaginal mesh maker C.R. Bard that was scheduled to start Dec. 3 has been pushed back to January 10, 2014. C.R. Bard is one of six transvaginal mesh manufacturers facing more than 30,000 personal injury
European drug regulators launch investigation into safety of leukemia drug Iclusig
The European Medicines Agency has launched an in-depth review into potentially life threatening blood clots associated with the leukemia drug Iclusig (ponatinib). The move comes a month after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered Ariad Pharmaceuticals to suspend
Mortality rates lower in older men with moderate testosterone levels, study finds
Older men with testosterone levels in the middle range tend to live longer than men with levels of the hormone that are either too low or too high, a new Australian study has found. The study, published in The Endocrine
CVS agrees to pay $4.25 million to settle whistleblower’s fraud allegations
A lawsuit filed under the federal False Claims Act against CVS Caremark Corp. has resulted in a $4.25-million settlement to resolve a whistleblower’s allegations that the company knowingly defrauded federal and state Medicaid programs by failing to reimburse the taxpayer-funded
Miami charter bus driver faces manslaughter charges for deadly 2012 crash
The driver of a commercial bus that crashed into an overpass at Miami International Airport last December, killing three passengers and injuring dozens more, was arrested Nov. 27 after being charged with three counts of vehicular homicide and reckless driving.
Former professional hockey players file lawsuit against NHL over concussions
Ten former professional hockey players are suing the National Hockey League (NHL) alleging the league did not do enough to learn about or prevent concussions, or to inform its players of the severe risks that could result from head trauma.
Cancer treatment corporation resolves whistleblower fraud claims with U.S. for $2 million
A California-based cancer treatment chain with clinics in multiple states has agreed to pay more than $2 million to resolve a whistleblower’s allegations that its Illinois clinics submitted false claims for radiation oncology services to Medicare, the U.S. Justice Department
Louisiana files class action lawsuit against Zoloft maker Pfizer alleging Medicaid Fraud
The state of Louisiana has filed a class action lawsuit against Pfizer alleging that the drug maker defrauded the state by falsely marketing the antidepressant Zoloft. The complaint claims that Pfizer knew from clinical trials on the medication that it
Johnson & Johnson accused of destroying or losing transvaginal mesh documents ahead of trial
Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit destroyed or lost more than a decade of documents related to its Gynecare Prolift transvaginal mesh, lawyers representing plaintiffs suing the manufacturer over mesh injuries allege.
Bill requires more government oversight for larger compounding pharmacies
President Barack Obama signed into law new legislation that gives the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more regulatory control over compounding pharmacies. The move comes 15 months after authorities linked a multistate fungal meningitis outbreak to contaminated steroid shots manufactured