FDA Urges Osteoarthritis Patients to Stop Taking Limbrel Immediately
Posted on December 8, 2017

Anyone taking Limbrel should immediately stop, recommends the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The medical food product, designed to “manage the metabolic processes associated with osteoarthritis,” is currently under investigation. The FDA has asked Limbrel maker Primus Pharmaceuticals to…


Johnson & Johnson and Bayer Slammed with First Xarelto Loss, Ordered to Pay $28 Million
Posted on December 7, 2017

A Philadelphia jury on Tuesday hit Johnson & Johnson and Bayer with a $27.8 Million verdict for injuries linked to its blood-thinning drug, Xarelto. This verdict marks the drugmaker’s first loss in Xarelto litigation after federal juries sided against plaintiffs…


December Is National Safe Toys and Gifts Month: Here’s Everything You Need to Remember
Posted on December 4, 2017

2007 was a bad year for the nation’s largest toymaker, Mattel Inc. After recalling 1.5 million Chinese-made Fisher-Price toys worldwide, Mattel recalled another 9.3 million nearly 2 weeks later for lead paint and magnet hazards. Thankfully, no children were harmed…


Pregnant Women Cautioned about Taking Aspirin, May Raise Cerebral Palsy Risk
Posted on November 30, 2017

According to a recent study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, if a mother takes aspirin while pregnant, her child is 2 and a half times more likely to have cerebral palsy. While the researchers explained that the study…


Holiday Road Safety: Let’s All Avoid Car Crashes This Thanksgiving, Okay?
Posted on November 22, 2017

In the run-up to a major holiday, car safety is perhaps even more relevant than at any other time of year. The holidays bring families and friends together from all over the country, raising concerns over packed highways and reckless…


How Congress Let CHIP Deadline Slide, Now Families of Disabled Children Face Financial Peril
Posted on November 20, 2017

Last month the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was allowed to expire, putting many children from low-income families in jeopardy. This program, which is mostly funded by the federal government, provided 9 million children and pregnant women with affordable health…


Latest Johnson & Johnson Verdict Awards $247 Million to 6 Plaintiffs After Injuries from Hip Implants
Posted on November 17, 2017

A Dallas jury ordered Johnson & Johnson and subsidiary DePuy to pay $247 Million in damages yesterday, delivering the third straight 9-figure victory in the companies’ bellwether hip trials. Six plaintiffs, all from New York, claimed the 2 manufacturers concealed…


Lawsuit: B. Braun Knew About Knee Implant Risks, Failed to Warn Doctors, and Actively Promoted Defective Products
Posted on November 15, 2017

Twenty-five knee-replacement patients sued medical device maker B. Braun and subsidiary, Aesculap Implant Systems, last month over its ceramic-coated artificial knees. Allegedly misled to believe the replacement knees were safe, the patients are now in need of revision surgeries to…


Chuck Norris Files Lawsuit Claiming MRI Drug Makers ‘Poisoned’ His Wife
Posted on November 14, 2017

Earlier this month, actor Chuck Norris and his wife, Gena, filed a lawsuit against 11 companies allegedly responsible for poisoning Gina with a gadolinium-based contrast agent. Following a series of routine MRI scans, the couple claims, the drug led to…


When Nursing Homes Get Tired of Patients, They’ll Do Anything to Get Rid of Them
Posted on November 9, 2017

When CMS wrote a rule allowing nursing homes to enforce binding arbitration earlier this year, the mammoth task of choosing a safe place to live became even harder for Medicaid recipients. These elders are vulnerable and, as a recent study…