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Antipsychotic drugs linked to kidney injury in elderly patients

Posted: August 31, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Antipsychotic medications, including risperidone, can cause kidney injury, especially in elderly patients, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Whistleblower accuses Pennsylvania hospital of retaliation and false claims to Medicare

Posted: August 31, 2014 Personal Injury

A former employee of Abington Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the hospital alleging she was fired in retaliation for reporting that laboratory technicians were modifying orders for blood work in a way that resulted in

Young, African-American dialysis patients at greater risk of dying

Posted: August 30, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Young African-Americans on dialysis are 1.5 times more likely to die than white dialysis patients, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Hundreds of Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuits filed in Philadelphia court

Posted: August 29, 2014 Pharmaceutical

About 700 product liability lawsuits involving the antipsychotic Risperdal have been filed in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas alleging use of the drug caused boys and young men to develop breasts, a condition referred to as gynecomastia. Many of the

Regeneron, Sanofi pay $67.5 million to expedite approval of experimental cholesterol drug

Posted: August 29, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi are paying $67.5 million to improve the chances of getting their experimental cholesterol-lowering drug on the market before any other drug company with similar cholesterol treatments in development. Regeneron and Sanofi are purchasing a first-of-its-kind voucher

Oregon sues Oracle over failed health insurance enrollment system, cites whistleblower tips

Posted: August 29, 2014 Consumer Fraud

The State of Oregon is relying on whistleblower allegations as part of a potential multi-billion-dollar lawsuit it filed against software manufacturer Oracle America and six of its top executives over the state’s failed health insurance exchange website that left state

Long hours, fatigue made deadly Arizona fuel truck crash inevitable, whistleblower says

Posted: August 28, 2014 Personal Injury

Arizona officials investigating the deadly August 1 crash of an asphalt oil truck in North Phoenix said that driver fatigue was to blame, and a whistleblower has bolstered those findings with claims that Cactus Transport forces its drivers to work

Cancer drug Avastin with chemo granted priority review for treatment of ovarian cancer

Posted: August 28, 2014 Personal Injury

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Priority Review status for the cancer drug Avastin (bevacizumab) plus chemotherapy for the treatment of women with recurrent platinum-resistant ovarian cancer. Avastin is already approved to treat specific types of colorectal, lung,

Feds side with Oregon truck driver whistleblower, order reinstatement and back pay

Posted: August 27, 2014 Personal Injury

An Oregon truck driver who filed a whistleblower complaint against her employer alleging she was fired for refusing to drive an unsafe truck will receive back wages and compensation for legal fees in addition to being reinstated to her job,

Lipitor side effects lawsuits mount against Pfizer

Posted: August 27, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Lawsuits are mounting against Pfizer Inc., alleging the company withheld information that its cholesterol-lowering statin drug Lipitor could cause women to develop type 2 diabetes. In the past five months, Lipitor side effects lawsuits have jumped from 56 to more than