Product News and Recalls

Takeda’s $2.4 Billion Actos Settlement May Not Be Realized

takeda acts settlement may fall through for lack of plaintiffsAs reported by Bloomberg, Takeda Pharmaceutical’s proposed $2.37 billion Actos settlement may be in danger because not enough plaintiffs are signing on. The multibillion-dollar accord was reached back in April, when Takeda agreed to use the funds to settle the bulk of its 8,000 pending Actos lawsuits.

Actos is a best-selling hypoglycemic drug approved for treatment of type 2 diabetes. Takeda has been accused of not ...

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Indiana Xarelto Lawsuit Joins MDL

xarelto bleeding lawsuit filed in indianaAn Indiana man has filed a Xarelto lawsuit alleging Janssen Pharmaceutica’s popular blood thinner caused him to experience severe bleeding. The new Xarelto lawsuit will join hundreds of similar cases centralized late last year in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Xarelto was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2011 to help prevent blood clotting in patients who have undergone surgery or ...

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NBC News Highlights Risks Posed by Bard ‘Recovery’ IVC Filters

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An NBC Nightly News investigation has highlighted the risks posed by certain models of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters manufactured by New Jersey-based medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard., Inc.

NBC’s year-long investigation linked 27 deaths and more than 300 injuries to failures associated with the Recovery model IVC filters manufactured by C.R. Bard, Inc. The news story, “Did Blood-Clot Filter Used on Thousands ...

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Members of Congress Seek FDA Accountability for Power Morcellator Deaths

members of congress call for accountability in power morcellator deathsAccording to the Wall Street Journal, twelve members of Congress have called upon the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took so long to warn about the cancer-spreading risks of power morcellators. “Hundreds, if not thousands of women in America are dead because of a medical device known as the laparoscopic power morcellator,” the letter reads.

Laparoscopic ...

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Surgeon Rating System Comes Under Fire

surgeon rating system under fireThe internet has become the great equalizer when it comes to obtaining information about those that provide us with the various services we’ve become so dependent upon. Everyone from professors to plumbers to landlords and lawyers can have their performance rated by consumers across a variety of websites. These reviews can play large roles in the decision-making processes of consumers, clients and patients. Students may register for classes with certain professors based ...

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IKEA Recalls Children’s Nightlight Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

ikea nightlights recalledIkea has recently issued a nationwide recall of a nightlight it sold across the U.S. and Canada. The company issued the recall after being notified of at least one incident and has subsequently asked that all consumers cease use of the device. A report published by the Consumer Product Safety Commission gives the details of the recall instructions and the options available for those affected by the recall.

The product that is the ...

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