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James S. Cohen Joins McDermott Will & Emery To Lead FDA Practice
Posted on 27 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - McDermott Will & Emery has announced that James S. Cohen joined the firm's Health Industry Advisory and Life Sciences & Medical Devices Practice Groups as a partner and leader of the firm's FDA practice in the Washington... Read More

Former Acting Chief Counsel Of FDA, Jeffrey M. Senger, Joins Sidley Austin LLP
Posted on 10 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sidley Austin LLP has announced that Jeffrey M. Senger, former acting chief counsel and Deputy Chief Counsel of the Food and Drug Administration, has joined Sidley as a partner in the global food, drug and medical device regulatory... Read More

New Food Safety Law Protects Whistleblowers
Posted on 14 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MINNEAPOLIS - (AP) Food industry workers who become whistleblowers gained protection against retaliation from their employers with a little-noticed provision in the sweeping food safety law President Barack Obama signed last month. The Food Safety and... Read More

U.S. Sues Boston Scientific Over Guidant Heart Devices
Posted on 28 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MINNEAPOLIS - (AP) The U.S. government sued Boston Scientific Corp. on Thursday, alleging its Guidant unit knew some of its implantable heart devices were defective but continued to sell them anyway, putting patients' lives at risk. In a complaint... Read More

Tobacco Firms Sue FDA Over New Graphic Warnings
Posted on 18 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

COLUMBIA, S.C. - (AP) Four of the five largest U.S. tobacco companies sued the federal government Tuesday over new graphic cigarette labels that include the sewn-up corpse of a smoker and a picture of diseased lungs, saying the warnings violate their... Read More

Lawyers Say Proving Egg-Related Lawsuits Difficult
Posted on 9 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DES MOINES, Iowa - (AP) Thousands of people likely were sickened by salmonella-contaminated eggs from two Iowa companies last summer, but lawyers said far fewer have the proof needed for a successful lawsuit and most cases filed will be settled out of... Read More

Lawsuits Follow Diabetes Drug Actos' Link To Cancer Risk
Posted on 9 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

TRENTON, N.J. - (AP) The maker of the world's best-selling diabetes drug is facing hundreds of lawsuits and likely a big sales drop as suspicion grows that taking the pill for more than a year raises the risk of bladder cancer. In June, Takeda Pharmaceuticals... Read More

FDA Sees Possible Cancer Risk With Breast Implants
Posted on 1 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Federal health officials said Wednesday they are investigating a possible link between breast implants and a very rare form of cancer, raising new questions about the safety of devices which have been scrutinized for decades. The... Read More

Medical Device Firm Sues FDA Over Knee Implant
Posted on 1 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Washington - (AP) A small medical device firm whose knee implant triggered a sweeping review at the Food and Drug Administration is suing the agency for revoking approval of its device.ReGen Biologics said Wednesday it filed a lawsuit against the FDA... Read More

Abbott Withdraws Diet Pill Meridia In United States, Canada
Posted on 8 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (AP) Abbott Laboratories said Friday it will withdraw its diet pill Meridia in the U.S. and Canada, after coming under pressure from health regulators who say the drug increases the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients... Read More