Month: June 2017

Invokana Diabetic Ketoacidosis DKA Risk

Invokana Doubles Diabetic Ketoacidosis Risk, Study Finds

The diabetes drug Invokana has been linked to a doubled increased risk of ketoacidosis (too much acid in the blood) compared to diabetes drugs in the DPP-4 inhibitor class, according to a study published in the New England Journal of...

/ June 26, 2017
GMO Corn Class Action

Kansas Corn Farmers Awarded $218 Million in GMO Class Action Lawsuit

A federal jury in Kansas City, Kansas ordered the Swiss agricultural giant Syngenta AG to pay $217.7 million for causing catastrophic economic damage in 2013, when China rejected imports of American corn because it was tainted with an unapproved genetically...

/ June 26, 2017
Baby Eating

Baby Food Sold at Target Recalled for Bone Fragment Contamination

Overhill Farms is recalling over 50,000 pounds of frozen chicken bites sold at Target stores across the U.S. because they may be contaminated with bone fragments.

/ June 26, 2017
Abilify Gambling Class Action Lawsuit

Abilify Lawsuits for Gambling Addiction Centralized in MDL

The label on Abilify in Canada and Europe warned about uncontrollable urges to gamble and have sex as early as 2012 — but Americans were not warned until last year.

/ June 23, 2017
Philadelphia IVC Filter Lawsuit

IVC Filter Lawsuit Filed in Philadelphia

Rex Medical and Argon Medical Devices have been sued by a woman who suffered through two unsuccessful IVC filter retrieval procedures because her filter tilted, embedded in her vein, penetrated her vein into her liver, and fractured off two wire...

/ June 23, 2017
Dodge Caravan 2012

Dodge Minivans Recalled for Unintentional Airbag Deployment

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has issued a recall for 297,000 Dodge Grand Caravan minivans from model year 2011-2012 over a wiring problem that can lead to accidental airbag deployments.

/ June 23, 2017
Flu Shot Only 42% Effective in 2016-2017 Flu Season

Flu Shot Didn’t Work for Seniors Last Winter, Data Shows

The flu shot worked in 42% of all ages groups last winter, but it was ineffective at preventing flu-related hospitalizations in adults over 65 years old.

/ June 22, 2017
Option ELITE IVC Filter Lawsuit Filed by Mississippi Woman

IVC Filter Lawsuit Filed Over Vein Perforation & Failed Retrieval

A woman who needed 3 surgeries to remove a "retrievable" IVC filter that got stuck in her vein has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers.

/ June 22, 2017
Britax Car Seat

Britax Recalls Infant Car Seats Over Choking Hazard

Childcare products manufacturer Britax is recalling more than 200,000 infant seats for a potentially defective chest clip that may present a choking hazard.

/ June 22, 2017
American Airlines Uniform Recall for Health Hazard

American Airlines Dumps Uniforms After 5,000 Illnesses Reported

American Airlines dumped its uniform supplier Twin Hill after over 5,000 pilots and flight attendants reported allergic reactions, skin rashes, breathing problems, severely itchy eyes, and other illnesses.

/ June 21, 2017