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Blog Posts in June, 2017

  • Januvia Side Effects May Include Pancreatic Cancer

    Januvia is the marketed name of sitagliptin, an oral antihyperglycemic drug used to manage Type 2 diabetes. Januvia is a prescription drug used in incretin therapy, which signals the pancreas to create more insulin and decrease the sugar made by the liver. It was approved in 2006 and is one of the most popular Type 2 diabetes drugs on the market. However, some studies of the drug have shown rare ...
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  • Invokana Lawsuits Consolidated into Multi-District Litigation

    Drug manufacturing mega-giant Johnson & Johnson has faced its fair share of lawsuits over the last several years, and one of the latest involves a class of type 2 diabetes treatment drugs known as GLT-2 inhibitors. Johnson & Johnson, along with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. produces arguably the most popular drug in this class, known as Invokana. Back in 2015, the Food and Drug Administration ...
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  • Powdered Surgical Gloves Banned by the FDA

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently banned the use of powdered gloves in surgery and other medical and dental procedures. Pre-powdered exam gloves, pre-powdered surgeons’ gloves, and absorbable powder use for lubricating surgeon’s gloves are no longer allowed to be used by healthcare professionals and facilities. Likewise, all non-powdered gloves should have no more than 2 milligrams ...
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  • DePuy's Pinnacle Hip Implant System To Be Tried In Court Once Again

    According to a recent court order, a group of ten cases, this time with New York plaintiffs, are currently being worked up for another bellwether trial scheduled to take place in September of this year. Expert disclosures have been submitted by all parties and depositions are scheduled to take place in the upcoming weeks. These plaintiffs and thousands of other people are alleging serious injuries ...
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