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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

Florida Ruling Big Tobacco Won Is Coming Back To Bite It
Posted on 21 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) A Florida Supreme Court ruling that threw out a $145 billion award against cigarette makers is biting Big Tobacco back, making it dramatically easier for thousands of smokers to sue and turning the state into the nation's hot spot for... Read More

Egg Tycoon Apologizes For Salmonella
Posted on 23 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (UPI) An egg tycoon whose business has been linked to the U.S. salmonella outbreak told a congressional panel Wednesday his family failed to adapt to growth. Austin "Jack" DeCoster, testifying before a House Energy and Commerce... Read More

Lawsuit: Four Loko Caused N.J. Man Lasting Heart Damage
Posted on 24 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - (AP) A New Jersey man who says he suffered permanent heart damage after drinking the alcohol- and caffeine-laced Four Loko beverage is suing its manufacturer. Tire salesman Michael Mustica of Knowlton Township filed the lawsuit last... 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

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

Abbott Subsidiary Reaches $41M Settlement Of Kickback Charges
Posted on 8 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) A subsidiary of Abbott Laboratories has agreed to pay more than $41 million to settle allegations that it paid illegal kickbacks to get doctors, physician groups and managed care organizations to prescribe or recommend two of the... 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

Congress Calls Egg Company Owners To Testify
Posted on 26 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) A House panel is calling the owners of two Iowa companies involved in a massive egg recall to testify before Congress next month. A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee will hold a hearing on the recall Sept. 14. Full version... Read More