NBTY Glucosamine Supplement Settlement Reversed by 7th Circuit

On Nov. 19, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a $6.5 million glucosamine supplement class action settlement proposed by defending company NBTY Inc., ruling the proposed settlement amount is “selfish” and will only provide minimal benefits to Class Members and maximize… Read More »

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Zithromax Heart Concerns Raise Media Concerns

Varying news sources have urged restraint and caution in responding to recent statements from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding Zithromax and the risk of Zithromax heart attacks. In 2013, the FDA issued a Drug Safety Communications regarding the safety of... Read More »

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Honda Faulty Side Airbag Settlement Wins Final OK

On Wednesday, a California federal court granted final approval of a settlement proposal in the class action lawsuit alleging defects in certain Honda Accord vehicles cause side airbags to deploy without cause. The court granted final approval of a class action settlement… Read More »

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Sephora Hit With Class Action Alleging Discrimination

Four Chinese women have filed a class action lawsuit against Sephora USA, Inc. and its parent company LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc. for allegedly discriminating against Asian customers while shopping online out of fear that they might abuse a recent sale…. Read More »

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Concerning Xolair Side Effects Revealed in FDA Warning

The FDA issued a warning on Sept. 26, 2014 concerning Xolair side effects. According to a recent study, Xolair, an asthma injection, can increase the risk of heart attack, mini-strokes, and cerebrovascular events. The warning labels were changed to include the recent... Read More »

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Report: Incivek Skin Reactions too Common to Ignore

A recent Quarter Watch report from the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices (ISMP) indicates that the hepatitis C treatment Incivek (telaprevir) should be "carefully considered" when deciding whether it should remain on the market due to the high number of hypersensitivity reactions reported among... Read More »

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Doctors Criticize FDA Decision on Power Morcellators

A pair of Massachusetts doctors are leading a movement within the medical community to ban power morcellators and are now criticizing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision to allow these controversial surgical instruments to remain on the market. Dr. Hooman Noorchashm... Read More »

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Azor Lawsuit Alleges Drug Caused Sprue-Like Enteropathy

An Azor lawsuit has been filed against the Japanese pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo Inc. by an Iowa couple who allege the wife suffered severe personal injuries directly related to her use of the blood pressure medication Azor. Azor, like Benicar, is an... Read More »

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Replacement Switches Ordered Before GM Recall

In the never ending saga of General Motors and the ignition switch recall, new information has come to light. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that GM had ordered 500,000 replacement ignition switches from its supplier, Delphi Automotive, close to two months... Read More »

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Pseudotumor Cerebri Treatment: What You Need to Know

  Several types of birth control have been associated with pseudotumor cerebri, a condition where the symptoms of a tumor exist without the presence of an actual tumor. Symptoms may range from headaches, dizziness, and nausea to vision changes, forgetfulness, and depression.... Read More »

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Levaquin and Cipro Linked to Peripheral Neuropathy

Antibiotics are promoted as safe and effective, but side effects have been linked to a risk of peripheral neuropathy, which may leave users with a form of permanent nerve damage that attacks the peripheral nervous system. Recently, studies have linked the use... Read More »

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Defective Airbag Lawsuit Alleges Takata Destroyed Evidence

Takata Corp., the manufacturer of defective airbags that can explode inside vehicles, is the defendant in another class action lawsuit, this one accusing the company of ordering its technicians to destroy evidence showing airbag defects. In 2004, according to The New York... Read More »

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Debt Collection Lawsuit Filed Against Enhanced Recovery Co.

A Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) lawsuit was filed against a Florida company that allegedly illegally tried to collect a debt. California plaintiff Dena Phillips accused Enhanced Recovery Company of Jacksonville, Fla., of unlawfully calling and harassing her and her husband... Read More »

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