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General Electric in Trouble over MRI Dye

Posted on July 20, 2010
Denmark: General Electric has been accused of failing to adequately inform Danish regulators about a patient who died after being exposed to MRI contrast dye. This finding came from the Danish Medicines Agency and was reported by ProPublica on 6/17/10.

Surgery Preferred Response over Proton Pump Inhibitor in Younger Heartburn Patients

Posted on July 20, 2010
Cincinatti, OH: The potential for fracture and other adverse reactions when using proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to control acid reflux should factor into a doctor?s decision when recommending either PPIs or surgery for younger patients. In older patients, PPI can also lead to hip fracture, serious infection and even death.

Can California Labor Code Computers Not Keep Up?

Posted on July 20, 2010
Sacramento, CA: A California labor law issue that's been simmering for years in the Golden State appears to pit state employees against elected officials, some with ties to unions. At the end of the day, it seems, California labor employment law is only as effective as the computers that regulate it.

Frozen Chicken Nuggets Recalled

Posted on July 20, 2010
Washington, DC: Perdue Farms, Inc., a Perry, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 91,872 pounds of frozen chicken nugget products that may contain foreign materials.

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Vialipro Dietary Supplement Recalled

Posted on July 20, 2010
Washington, DC: Good Health, Inc, is conducting a recall after an FDA lab analyses found that the product tested from certain batches of Vialipro contain Sulfoaildenafil, an analogue of Sildenafil,an FDA-approved drug used as treatment for male Erectile Dysfunction (ED) making this product an unapproved drug.

Chinese Drywall Manufacturer Pursues Contractor Settlements

Posted on July 20, 2010
Manatee, FL: As huge numbers of Chinese drywall lawsuits proceed in a massive consolidated action before US District Court Judge Eldon Fallon, legal representatives of homeowners have expressed fear that settling with manufacturers could undermine homeowners' rights.

Patients with Liver Problems Should Be Wary of Depakote Side Effects

Posted on July 20, 2010
Abbot Park, IL: Patients who may be prescribed sodium valproate and have liver problems should be sure to inform their doctor about their medical history, as their condition could lead to serious Depakote side effects.

Federal Medical Panel Votes to Limit Avandia

Posted on July 20, 2010
Gaithersburg, MD: A federal medical panel has recommended that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) remove diabetes medication Avandia from the market or severely limit its sales, as the drug increases the risk of heart attack in those who take it.

Fishermen Upset About BP Oil Spill Decision

Posted on July 19, 2010
Biloxi, MS: As the residents of the Gulf Coast continue to deal with the aftermath of the BP oil spill, fishermen are receiving even more bad news. According to Reuters on 7/16/10, those who work in the fishing industry learned they might lose out on some of their claim if they help BP clean up the oil spill.

CDC Says Two More Medications Linked to Stevens Johnson Syndrome

Posted on July 19, 2010
Atlanta, GA: Earlier this month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta announced that two additional medications have come under suspicion of triggering Stevens Johnson Syndrome, a devastating and potentially fatal skin condition akin to a serious burn.

Blood Pressure Medication May Pose Cancer Risk

Posted on July 19, 2010
Chicago, IL: A new study published in the journal Lancet Oncology, is reporting the potential for increased risk for cancer associated with the use of the blood pressure medication Micardis (telmisartan), an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) made by Boehringer Ingelheim

Obesity Epidemic Could Increase Emergence of Reglan Side Effects

Posted on July 19, 2010
Pasadena, CA: While it is recommended that Reglan not be used for children unless there is a clear indication to do so, problems such as obesity and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in children and adolescents can extend into adulthood, where Reglan is more likely to be a factor in treatment...

Slim- 30 Herb Supplement Recalled

Posted on July 19, 2010
Washington, DC: J & H Besta Corp, has been informed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that FDA lab analysis of Slim-30 Herb Supplement distributed by the company was found to contain undeclared N-Desmethyl Sibutramine and traces of Sibutramine...

Thousands of Boxes of Yaz Recalled Last November, Few Knew

Posted on July 19, 2010
Washington, DC:: With more than 1,000 lawsuits percolating through the courts alleging that Yasmin and Yaz birth control caused blood clots and other adverse reactions, comes the news that a sizeable lot of Yaz birth control pills was recalled by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in November of last year.

Chantix User Loses Cool, Unleashes Chantix Aggression on Own Home

Posted on July 19, 2010
Forks Township, PA: It's been a little more than a year since a Pennsylvania man was derailed by Chantix. Charles Brinker of Forks Township, Pennsylvania was attempting to quit smoking using Chantix when he lost complete control and attempted to bring down his own home using a Bobcat loader...

Government Reaches Settlement in Qui Tam Whistleblower Lawsuit

Posted on July 19, 2010
Los Angeles, CA: The federal government has settled a qui tam whistleblower lawsuit for $3.6 million against an Orange County, California-based medical services company.

Tests to Begin on Leaking Well in BP Oil Spill

Posted on July 19, 2010
New Orleans, LA: BP, the company responsible for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, plans to test the leaking oil well to determine whether it can be sealed off.

Canadian Teacher Awarded Nearly $1 Million in Back Injury Compensation Claim

Posted on July 18, 2010
Coquitlam, BC: A Canadian woman who suffered back and neck injuries in a car accident was awarded CDN $1 million after a judge decided that her injuries impeded her ability to earn a living. While Stella Kasidoulis was initially treated for soft tissue injury immediately following the accident, the part-time school teacher continues to be plagued with chronic pain in her back, neck and shoulders.

Can Comp Time Replace Overtime?

Posted on July 18, 2010
Miami, FL: "Today's employers believe that they can give comp time?one hour time off for every hour worked passed 40 hours?but I know that is an overtime violation," says Martin.

One Person Killed in Florida Van Crash

Posted on July 18, 2010
Deerfield Beach, FL: One person has died and 16 were injured after a van crashed on the Florida turnpike. According to CNN (07/18/10) the Ford passenger van was returning to Deerfield Beach from Orlando when the driver lost control. The van overturned and struck the guardrail.

Tanker Truck Driver Sues for Horrific Burn Injury

Posted on July 18, 2010
San Antonio, TX: A truck driver who sustained a horrific burn injury when a tanker truck exploded on May 5 has launched a lawsuit against AGE Refining Inc., alleging that the defendant was negligent when it failed to eliminate all sources of ignition near combustible fuels.

NTSB Investigation of Denver Plane Crash: Little the Pilot Could Have Done

Posted on July 18, 2010
Washington, DC: An investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) into a 2008 Denver plane crash has concluded that both the pilot of the Boeing 737 passenger jet and the air traffic controllers tasked with guiding the plane's take-off that fateful day in December played a role in the accident.

Unum Insurance Client Cries Foul over Alleged Unum Stonewall Tactics

Posted on July 18, 2010
Chattanooga, TN: There is little doubt that Unum has been working to move beyond a reputation tarnished by various accusations that the insurance company, also known as Unum Provident and First Unum, systematically denied the claims of long-term disability insurance clients...

Financial Reform Could Affect Stockbroker Arbitration

Posted on July 18, 2010
Washington, DC: With financial reform fast approaching, some of the key provisions of the proposed bill would regulate stockbroker arbitration.

CalTrans Had Head in Sand, Says Attorney

Posted on July 17, 2010
San Francisco, CA: There are none so blind as those that will not see, as the saying goes. That?s the back story on the $12.2 million verdict Doug Saeltzer recently obtained on behalf a woman injured for life in a pedestrian crosswalk in San Mateo, California in 2006.

Denture Cream Poisoning: "People Having a Hard Time With This"

Posted on May 31, 2010
San Bernardino, CA: Christine says she has used Fixodent denture adhesive for many years and never thought about the risk of Fixodent zinc poisoning. Although she suffered many symptoms of denture adhesive zinc poisoning, it was not until she read about it on the Internet that she realized she might have problems related to her use of Fixodent

Is Radioactive Fish Cause for Concern?

Posted on May 31, 2010
Montpelier, VT: In January, officials announced that the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant leaked tritium and other radioactive substances into the Connecticut River and this month, officials revealed that strontium-90, a very dangerous isotope that is linked to bone cancer and leukemia, was found in the soil...

Chicago Paramedics Given Second Chance to Sue the City for Overtime Pay

Posted on May 31, 2010
Chicago, IL: In what must be welcome news to those healthcare professionals who feel overworked, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has given Chicago paramedics the green light to go ahead and sue the city in an attempt to recoup overtime pay.

Court Date Set for Driver Involved in Kansas City Traffic Accident that Killed Young Boy

Posted on May 31, 2010
Kansas City, MO: Clayton R. Dunlap, a local man charged with killing a 12-year-old boy in a tragic Kansas City traffic accident earlier this year, will face a federal judge this coming December, according to official documents.

India Train Crash Could Hold Lessons for US Rail Systems

Posted on May 30, 2010
Mumbai, INDIA: It may have happened a half world away, but the train crash this week in Mumbai that killed more than 100 people and injured scores of others has terrorism experts a bit worried, warning that terrorists make note of methods and take lessons from all such attempts at train derailment regardless of location or success...

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