October 2011 - Class Action Blog Archive
According to a new study, orthopedic surgeons are still receiving considerable payments from drug and medical device companies. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, examines reported payments by the five largest artificial device manufacturers, and finds that their total payments to orthopedists has not decreased since scrutiny arose.
A new study appears to corroborate previous claims that the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy could lead to autism in children.
Despite an effort by Gentek Building Products, LLC and Associated Materials, LLC to dismiss a Gentek class action lawsuit alleging defects in their siding, the suit will be allowed to continue.
The exact cause of Fosamax femur fractures in patients taking the osteoporosis drug continues to stump researchers. In September, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study by two Canadian doctors which raises questions about one possible theory behind the occurrence Fosamax femur fractures, but finds that much more research is necessary to establish the exact cause of this reported side effect.
Recently, it has been reported that some union retirees were stripped of health benefits due to subsequent contract negotiations.
A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) indicates that patients who take a combination of a serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and an antiplatelet like aspirin or Plavix may face an increased risk of bleeding.
Culturelle effectiveness has come into question, as allegations have surfaced that the manufacturer made false and misleading claims about the health benefits of its products.
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has been involved with a dispute with embattled online gambling site Full Tilt Poker (FTP) over whether their operations amounted to a Ponzi scheme.