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FDA Requires Black Box Warning for Power Morcellators

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has called for an immediate ‘Black Box Warning’ for power morcellators, which is “the strongest caution the agency issues.” William Maisel, deputy director for science and chief scientist at the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said, “We believe that in the vast […]

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Testosterone Therapy (Low-T) Lawsuit Update: Direct Filing Order Entered in MDL 2545

On October 24, 2014, The Honorable Matthew F. Kennelly entered an Order allowing for the filing of federal complaints directly into the testosterone therapy multidistrict litigation (MDL 2545) pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Kristine Kraft, a partner at Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP, has been appointed by […]

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Xarelto® Lawsuit Update: JPML Hearing for Xarelto® (MDL 2592) Set for December

On December 4, 2014, a hearing before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) will take place in Charleston, South Carolina regarding the potential Xarelto® MDL (In re: Xarelto® Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2592). During this hearing, plaintiffs and defendants will present their arguments to the panel as to whether all federally-filed Xarelto cases should […]

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FDA Issues Class 1 Recall for Covidien Defibrillation Electrodes

The FDA has issued a Class 1 Recall for certain Medi-Trace™ Cadence and Kendall™ Multi-function Defibrillation Electrodes due to a connector compatibility issue with Philips FR3 and FRx Defibrillators. The FDA defines a Class 1 Recall as the “most serious recall where there is a reasonable risk of a serious adverse health consequence or death.” […]

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American Cancer Society: Mixed Findings on Link between Talcum Powder & Ovarian Cancer

The American Cancer Society has weighed in on the suggestion that talcum powder may cause ovarian cancer. In particular, the American Cancer Society provides that “it has been suggested that talcum powder might cause cancer in the ovaries if the powder particles (applied to the genital area or on sanitary napkins, diaphragms, or condoms) were […]

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Xarelto® Lawsuit Update: Roger Denton Appears on Live Radio Show to Discuss Dangers of Xarelto®

On October 10, 2014, Roger Denton of Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP appeared as a guest on the “Majority Report with Sam Seder” live radio show to discuss Xarelto®, a prescription anticoagulant that is the subject of recent lawsuits in the United States. Click here to listen to the segment. Denton explained that Xarelto® was […]

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FDA Remains Undecided Regarding the Potential Ban on Power Morcellators

The Democrat & Chronicle reports that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held hearings more than two months ago regarding the issue of whether to ban power morcellators. However, the FDA has yet to rule on the issue and affected families are outraged about the delay. FDA spokesperson Morgan Liscinsky provided, “The FDA is considering […]

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FDA Issues Drug Safety Communication regarding Health Risks for Asthma Drug Xolair®

On September 26, the FDA issued a Drug Safety Communication regarding the health risks of the asmtha drug Xolair® (omalizumab). In particular, the FDA warned that a 5-year safety study suggests a slightly increased risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular serious adverse events (as a result of heart and brain blood vessel problems) for patients being […]

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Actos® Lawsuit Update: Jurors in Philadelphia Hear Evidence that Takeda Concealed Bladder Cancer Risks, Law 360 Reports

Law 360 reports that jurors in a Philadelphia state court case trial heard evidence from an expert witness who testified that Takeda worked to suppress information about the cancer risks associated with Actos®. Randall Tackett, an expert witness who testified on behalf of plaintiff Frances Wisniewski, testified that Takeda convinced one of its partners back […]

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Hysterectomy Device May Spread Undetected Cancer, New Study Finds

The Wall Street Journal reports that a surgical device used to remove uterine fibroids and during hysterectomies may spread previously undetected cancerous tissue inside the body, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The study, conducted by Columbia University doctors, found that 1 in 368 women who […]

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