Tag Archives: FDA

Gov’t won’t appeal ruling on graphic cigarette warnings

The Department of Justice has decided not to appeal a court decision striking down the Food and Drug Administration’s new graphic warnings on cigarette packages on First Amendment grounds.

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Mass. jury awards $63M for child’s reaction to Motrin

A Massachusetts jury awarded $63 million to a teenaged girl and her parents after the girl suffered an adverse reaction to Children’s Motrin that left her scarred and blind, with permanent brain and lung damage. And the award may increase.

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Propecia’s sexual side effects may be ‘irreversible,’ report says

Sexual side effects experienced by men taking the hair-loss drug Propecia may be permanent, according to a new report by a drug industry watchdog.

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8th Circuit blocks federal contraception mandate

The new federal requirement that all group health plans must include coverage for FDA-approved contraceptive methods probably violates the religious rights of an employer who is a devout Catholic, the 8th Circuit has ruled in granting a preliminary injunction.

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Report: Over 80 deaths tied to da Vinci robot surgery

There have been more than 80 deaths and thousands of injuries involving patients who underwent procedures with the da Vinci surgical robot, according to a new analysis of Food and Drug Administration adverse event reports.

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Medtronic pain pump claim isn’t preempted

Federal law does not preempt a state failure-to-warn lawsuit brought by a man who claimed he suffered paralysis as the result of the surgical implantation of a Medtronic pain pump, the en banc 9th Circuit has ruled. The decision overturns ...

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