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- Petition Seeks to Protect Consumers’ Right to Access Data from Drug Studies
December 9, 2013 A battle is currently underway that will determine whether drug makers can hide data about the safety and effectiveness of the drugs they sell or whether they will be required to release this critical information to the public.
- Injured at the Beauty Salon, What Should I Do?
Everyday, millions of women have various services performed at beauty salons. Hair cuts, dying, threading, manicures and pedicures, massages, and a host of other services are now available. While one rarely thinks about it, though, beauty salons are actually very dangerous environments. So what should you do if you are injured at the beauty salon?
- Diet Pills Hurt Me, What Can I Do?
Every year, millions of Americans buy a range of diet and exercise products. After obesity became one of the most prominent health concerns in the United States, the market for these products exploded. Unfortunately, each year a number of these products is discovered to have a harmful effect on the health of the person using them. So what do you do when you find out that your diet pills are hurting your health?
- The Dangers of Knock-Off Products
Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but when it comes to stealing someone's product design it may be the basis for both civil and criminal liability.
- Food Fraud and Commonly Mislabeled Foods
Food fraud is the deliberate mislabeling of food products for financial gain with the intent of deceiving the consumer regarding what is actually in the package. The United States Pharmacopeial Convection (USP) reports that these acts of fraud have increased by 60 percent over the last year alone.
- Crestor Study Shows New Risk for Users
A study published in September 2013 in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology has shown that those patients who take Crestor have an increased risk of developing cataracts.
- Antidepressant Connected with Navy Yard Shooting
Antidepressants, such as Prozac, have become associated with violence and suicide resulting in the FDA requiring black box warnings on their prescription labels.
- Understanding E-Discovery
Few changes to the rules of procedure have been as groundbreaking as those pertaining to discovery of electronically stored media, or e-discovery. Although e-discovery has been slow to make much impact on some areas of legal practice, its effects on litigation are beginning to spread to even the most simple of cases, requiring more and more people to form at least a basic understanding of what it is, how it works, and what their obligations could be in a lawsuit.
- Amid Product Liability Suit, Johnson & Johnson Announces Another Recall
Johnson & Johnson, well known pharmaceutical company, announced a recall for its anti-psychotic drug, Risperdal Consta. The recall was due to concerns that the drug may not be sterile. The Risperdal recall is just the latest of dozens of recalls by Johnson & Johnson in recent years, costing the Brunswick, N.J.-based company hundreds of millions of dollars, and damaging its reputation in the medical community and among patients.
- Medical Malpractice Whistleblower Case Against Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Settled
The immunosuppressant drug Rapamune was at the center of a lawsuit which was recently settled for $257.4 million.