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Schmidt & Clark, LLP: FDA Reports Show Abbott Labs Subsidiary Failed to Disclose Parasite Eye Infections Tied to Contact Lens Solution

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Schmidt & Clark, LLP , is announcing the results of an inspection conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration where investigators determined that a subsidiary of Abbott Park, Ill.-based Abbott La...

Georgia Coast Surgical Performs First Incisionless Surgical Correction of Failed Vertical Banded Gastroplasty (VBG)

Scar-Free Procedure Offers First Viable Revision Option to Patients with Unsuccessful VBG BRUNSWICK, Ga., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Coast Surgical's Peter Henderson, MD, has become the first surgeon in the United States to use incisionless surgery techniques and tools to correct a failed ...

Program to Identify Likely Victims of Radon-Related Lung Cancer; Survivors Commit to Risk Reduction Despite Failed Government Policy

Most of the 21,000 Americans who die each year of radon-related lung cancer never discover radon exposure was the likely cause. So, the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST) is now assisting Cancer Survivors Against Radon (CanSAR) with a program aimed at identify...

ICU Nutritional Program Failed to Boost Outcomes

Early feeding didn't cut length of stay either, study finds TUESDAY, Dec. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Providing earlier nutritional support for intensive care unit (ICU) patients didn't reduce their length of stay in the ICU or their risk of death, according to a study by researchers in Aus...

Hopkins-led team solves failed vaccine mystery

Research led by Johns Hopkins Children's Center scientists has figured out why a respiratory syncytial virus vaccine used in 1966 to inoculate children against the infection instead caused severe respiratory disease and effectively stopped efforts to make a better one. The findings, publish...

McKesson Corporation Agrees to Pay More Than $13 Million to Settle Claims That It Failed to Report Suspicious Sales of Prescription Medications

WASHINGTON, May 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- McKesson Corp., one of the nation's largest distributors of pharmaceutical drugs, has agreed to settle allegations that it violated federal reporting provisions relating to its handling of certain prescription medications regulated by the Drug Enfo...

Drug Failed to Reduce Heart Attack Risk After Bypass

MC-1 had no benefit for postoperative stroke, atrial fibrillation or kidney function TUESDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers found that giving patients MC-1, a naturally occurring metabolite of vitamin B6, before and after bypass surgery didn't reduce the risk of heart attack...

PEGINTRON(TM) and REBETOL(R) Approved in European Union for Retreating Hepatitis C Patients Who Failed Previous Pegylated or Non-Pegylated Interferon Therapy

First and Only Peginterferon Therapy Approved for Retreating Both Hepatitis C Relapsers and Nonresponders KENILWORTH, N.J., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP ) today announced that the European Commission on October 30 approved 48-week ...

Fallout From Failed AIDS Vaccine Could Dampen Research

Experts worry infection fears might keep participants from trials MONDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental AIDS vaccine used in a recent trial may have placed participants at higher risk of infection with HIV -- although whether or not that was truly the case remains unclear...

UFE Highly Effective in Cases Where Focused Ultrasound to Treat Uterine Fibroids Failed

Significant Relief of Symptoms Noted From Uterine Fibroid Embolization WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), a minimally invasive interventional radiology treatment for uterine fibroids, provides significant relief of symptoms for women whose f...

Immigration Department Failed To Check On Immigrants With TB, Report Says

A report released on Wednesday by the Australian National Audit Office found that the Department of Immigration and Citizenship knowingly allowed more than 100,000 people with tuberculosis to enter Australia but frequently failed to check up on whether they sought medical treatment, The Australian...

Health Secretary Apologizes For Failed Online Recruitment System

Patricia Hewitt, UK’s Health Secretary has tendered an apology to thousands of junior doctors left stranded without jobs. // Speaking on a BBC program, Hewitt acknowledged that the new online system had caused “terrible anxiety” and that it was “nowhere near where it should have been”. She w...

Government Failed to Prevent Rising Teen Pregnancies

The Government's campaign had failed to hand out morning-after pills to teenagers.This was revealed by the rising number of teenage pregnancies.// The campaign has neither reduced conception nor abortion rates. Besides this the government has been accused of fuelling record levels of sexually...

Doctor Failed To Treat Asthma Properly

The death of Jessica-Lee Dennis, 16, from severe asthma could have been prevented had her doctors not underestimated the seriousness of her illness// , a coroner in Australia has found. The teenager collapsed and died of breathing difficulties just one hour after she visited Dr Andrew Jeyaprakash a...

Women Complains of Failed Tubectomy from Two Different States

Two families in two different parts of the country have complained of failed tubectomy birth-control surgeries and for being saddled with unplanned children//. A Himachal Pradesh couple has demanded compensation for two failed tubectomy birth-control surgeries while a woman in Madhya Pradesh h...

Mother Claims Hefty Compensation For Failed Abortion Of Twins

Stacy Dow of Perth is claiming £250,000 in compensation money after her twin daughter survived an attempted abortion in 2001//. The mother says that she discovered that she was pregnant when she was 16 and decided to get an abortion done. She returned to the Tayside University Hospitals NHS Tru...

Yerkes researchers propose ambitious new strategies for AIDS vaccine research

...t handicapped and unable to mount an immune response. Therefore, conventionally designed AIDS vaccines that have been clinically assessed to date have failed to protect vaccinated individuals from HIV transmission or disease progression. This has been demonstrated in two large-scale clinical trials aimed, r...

Allscripts Notified of Purported Class Action Lawsuit

...f Illinois against the Company and certain of its executive officers. The complaint alleges that between May 8, 2007 and February 13, 2008 the Company failed to disclose certain facts about the Company's business, and on that basis the complaint asserts violations of federal securities laws. (Logo: ...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Michigan Attorney General and Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation Near Agreement on Rate Increases on Under Age 65 Individual Products

...'s 30-year old individual health insurance system, Blue Cross said. Proposals have been reintroduced in the House and Senate after competing versions failed to be reconciled in conference committee in 2008, and there is a possibility of an agreement on reform this year. "Even with our new rates, Blu...

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro: Vytorin and Zetia Makers Settle Class-Action Suit With Proposed $41.5 Million

... cost. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Zetia and Vytorin on the basis that the drugs reduced "bad" - or LDL - cholesterol. Defendants failed to present any evidence to the FDA that these drugs actually reduced the risk of heart disease or strokes. Plaintiffs allege Merck and Schering...

CCHRINT Announces FDA Reported Psychiatric Drug Side Effects Search Engine

...e confounded by a system so complex that it was impossible to use. Although the FDA should have made the information collected readily accessible, it failed in that duty to the public. It took a computer programmer over 1,000 hours to decipher four years' worth of data to make this information available. ...

Operation Rescue Announces 'Keep It Closed' Campaign

...entries on patient charts, interrupted abortions due to fatigue or exhaustion, engaged in personal phone conversations in the middle of abortions, and failed to train his staff on infection control protocols. This is the first of two ambitious projects that will be launched by Operation R...

Savient Pharmaceuticals Receives Complete Response Letter from U.S. Food and Drug Administration for KRYSTEXXA(TM)

...for the treatment of chronic gout in patients refractory to conventional therapy. Gout refractory to conventional therapy occurs in patients who have failed to normalize serum uric acid and whose signs and symptoms are inadequately controlled with xanthine oxidase inhibitors at the maximum medically approp...

Hispanic Alliance Urges Congress to Work Through Recess on Health

...oo much for existing health programs but too little to afford insurance -- not those who have put off purchasing care or who for whatever reasons have failed to sign up for existing programs." "For Democrats and Republicans to work together in the best interests of the American people, they need to d...

BioCryst Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results And Provides Corporate Update

...can Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). This poster reviewed the safety and efficacy of forodesine for CTCL patients of stage Ib to stage IV who have failed standard therapies and received forodesine treatment for greater than 12 months. A Phase 2 single-arm, open-label study evaluatin...

Nanoparticle-delivered 'Suicide' Genes Slowed Ovarian Tumor Growth

...reased 2-fold, this was significantly less than the between 4.1-fold and 6-fold increase in control mice. Furthermore, four of the treated tumors failed to grow at all, while all control tumors increased in size. Administration of nanoparticles to three different ovarian cancer mouse models prolonged l...

FDA Ruling on Mercury Fillings Falls Short

...ltogether. Regrettably, this rule should have meant the end of two-tiered dentistry: mercury for the poor and choice for the rest. Instead the FDA has failed to carry out its mission of protecting the public health," concluded Brown. ...

Ongoing Study Shows That Endovascular Therapy is Associated With High Cure Rate for Childhood Eye Cancer

... Of this number, all suffered from advanced retinoblastoma and were candidates for removal of the eye. Additionally, half of the patients had already failed prior conventional treatments, including intravenous chemotherapy or radiation therapy; nine patients had already had an eye removed. Study par...

Health and Environmental Groups Announce Intent to Sue Illinois Coal Plant Owners for Violating Clean Air Act

...centrates negative air quality and health effects in nearby communities. EPA issued a notice of violation to Midwest Generation in August 2007 but has failed to take meaningful action to force clean ups at the plants and has allowed the plants to continue violating the law for the past two years. Bec...

Driven by Launch of Emerging Therapies, Overall Prostate Cancer Drug Market Will Increase by $2 Billion Through 2018

...fi-Aventis's Taxotere and, more recently, by the therapeutic cancer vaccine Provenge. Several agents appeared promising in early-stage development but failed in Phase III clinical trials, highlighting the challenge of this achievement. Through 2018, the launches of Provenge, Roche/Chugai's Avastin, A...

Motion Filed to Consolidate Yasmin/YAZ Litigation in Toledo, Ohio

... to Bayer on October 3, 2008, for another advertisement, this time concerning YAZ. The FDA determined that the advertisement was misleading because it failed to disclose that "YAZ has additional risks because it contains the progestin, drospirenone . . ." Copies of the papers and other information ...

Jury Awards Valley Medical Center Patient $1.8 Million for Nursing Negligence

...life in wheelchair, nursing facilities after nurse failed to alert physician to condition; Verdict record fo...nent damages. "Valley Medical Center and its staff failed Ellen Sandbo, and failed Doctor Thompson in his efforts to help his patient...

Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC Announces Commendation Program to Honor Sleep Physicians Who Work with Dentists to Manage Sleep Breathing Disorders

...ho work with member dentists to recommend and refer those patients who have failed CPAP treatment, those who cannot tolerate CPAP therapy, and those who prefe...ho work with member dentists to recommend and refer those patients who have failed CPAP treatment, those who cannot tolerate CPAP therapy, and those who pre...

Charlotte Attorney Calls on North Carolina Senate to Pass "Comparative Negligence" Bill in Order to Better Protect Injury Victims in State

...doctrine is essentially a denial of access to justice for these folks." Bills to change the state's negligence standards have been pushed and failed since the mid-1980s, but a bill sponsored by Rep. Blust passed the House in May. The bill is now under consideration by the Senate. Supporters of...

Smart Ideas at the Intersection of Transportation, Health, and Equity

...rm our current transportation system to help Americans live safer, healthier lives. "For too long now, our transportation decision-making has failed to address the impacts that our infrastructure network has on public health and equity," Rep. Oberstar writes in the foreword. "The asphalt poured and...

Safety of Swine Flu Vaccine to Face Tough Scrutiny

...step at a time, keeping everyone informed. They have avoided that error." He added: "The second problem [in 1976] was more a strategy problem. They failed to ever think about times when they could reconsider. I think that is something the current crew has avoided by making clear that they are thinking ab...

Will Government Health Care Make Us Sick? Health Expert Suggests 5 Shocking Flaws of Obamacare

... relation to the overall success of national health care. Dr. Pasqualoni cites the 2008 universal child health care program in Hawaii that failed after only 7 months. If it can't work on a small scale, how can it work nationally? She points out that a report published in The New England Journal ...

Bronx Jury Awards 60 Million Dollars to Woman in Medical Malpractice Case

...nnot be surgically corrected. Dr. Ofodile failed to inform and provide Ms. Hugh with informed consent and failed to inform her of the risks involved in this type o...isk of vaginal opening and deformity. Dr. Ofodile failed to use proper surgical techniques by leaving too m...

American Hygiene Habits Getting Worse: International Study Reveals More Illness-Causing Germs Than Ever in American Kitchens

...east once per week, 60 percent of faucets analyzed failed the hygiene test for having unsatisfactory or heav... more, but 70 percent of American sponges analyzed failed the hygiene test. This is only a 5 percent improvement over 2008, when 75 percent failed the hygiene test -- concerning because analysis of...

Heart Defect Spotted During Surgery May Not Need Repair

...ery for another condition, a new study has found. The defect -- patent foramen ovale (PFO) -- is an opening in the upper chambers of the heart that failed to close naturally after birth. Dr. Richard A. Krasuski and colleagues at the Cleveland Clinic found that patients whose PFO is discovered and repa...
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