The U.S. Coast Guard said yesterday they were investigating RJ Diving Ventures Inc., a Miami Beach based boat operator, that Sunday left two scuba divers behind at sea about three miles off Key Biscayne in the Florida Keys.
If you are involved in litigation related to the defective DePuy ASR hip implants – or have been a regular reader of these posts in recent weeks – you have probably noticed the name "Broadspire Services." This is a Florida-based "claims management" company and a subsidiary of global reinsurer Crawford Company, headquartered in Atlanta.
Fredric G. Levin honored as Pensacola Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year for 2012
It's not exactly news – as far back as 2009, the U.K.'s National Joint Registry reported that metal-on-metal hip replacements are more prone to failure than those made from other materials. It's also well known that DePuy Orthopedics has the highest failure rate of all – a whopping 33%.
Do SSRI's increase your risk of stroke or is it the symptoms of depression ineffectively treated with an SSRI?
A recent study finds that women who used antidepressant medications or experienced recurrent bouts with depression have a moderately increased risk of stroke.
Despite claims that Zoloft is indicated and effecitve in treating a wide variety of mood disorders, new studies show that there is no difference in the effectiveness between antidepressants and sugar pills in patients with Dementia.
"Denial" is not a river flowing through Egypt – but the Kings of Denial, like the ancient pharaohs, seem to consider themselves gods, not subject to human standards of ethics and compassion. One could say they also operate above the law – but sadly, in many cases, their actions are completely legal, thanks to legislation bought and paid for over the past several years by corporate lobbyists.
According to the U.K medical registry, the ASR hip implant is removed or replaced 29% of the time after 6 years versus a 9.5% failure rate for metal-on-metal implants in general.
As the number of legal actions against DePuy Orthopedics over the failure of their ASR hip implants continue to increase, consumers understandably are wondering how this could have happened in the first place. Aren't such products supposed to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration before they are allowed on to the market? And isn't such approval supposed to be granted only after extensive testing?
During birth, or shortly thereafter, infants may suffer from a hypoxic event wherein inadequate oxygen is provided to major organs. Unfortunately, this is one of the most common problems for a pediatric physician. Children who have been exposed to medications such as SSRIs during pregnancy, most often during the third trimester, may experience withdrawal symptoms mirroring forms of hypoxia. Gray matter damage on brain MRIs of children who have experienced a hypoxic event predicts adverse motor outcomes at age
At today's FDA Panel conference on the long term use of osteoporosis drugs like Fosamax, presenter Arthur C. Santora MD, PhD, speaking for Merck, the drug manufacturer, attempted to convince the panel that limits on the duration of the drugs use were not necessary. However, Dr. Santora did admit that drug "holiday" (meaning a temporary interruption in usage) may be considered for patients who are no longer considered to have a sufficiently high fracture risk.
In the early morning session of today's FDA Panel conference on the long term use of bisphosphonates, like the drug Fosamax, the FDA's Lead Medical Officer Fatmatta Kuyateh, M.D. indicated that radiographic findings consistent with atypical femur fractures case have been associated with bisphosphonate use.
Drug companies to pay the FDA $100 million in additional fees. The upside (or is it?): 2,000 regulators get to keep their job and new drugs will continue to funnel into the market. The downside: the FDA will increase its staff and drug companies get additional face time during the drug review process. The last PDUFA reauthorization in 2007 was highly disputed when the FDA failed to monitor dangerous drugs such as Vioxx.
What constitutes proof of a conspiracy? And what does it take to demonstrate that a toxic substance actually does cause disease?
It is no secret – at least to those who are paying attention – that in the U.S. (and increasingly, around the world), rights and protections for natural human beings are being stripped away while at the same time, corporations are given more rights, more protections – and a whole lot less accountability.