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Brett Emison

New Book Explores Testosterone Link to Heart Attack and Stroke

Our office has published a new book, Testosterone therapy’s link to heart attack, stroke, and death: what you need to know.  The iBook is available for free through iTunes and is the first to be published on the dangers of […]

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Actos Bladder Cancer Trial: More Sanctions Against Takeda

Takeda Pharmaceuticals – the Japanese manufacturer of diabetes drug Actos – has been hit with sanctions at a trial in Las Vegas over the drug’s link to bladder cancer.  The lawsuit was brought by two women, Delores Cipriano and Bertha […]

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Actos Bellwether Trial: $9 Billion Verdict for Plaintiffs

  Following 34 days of trial, a Louisiana jury ordered Japanese drug maker Takeda Pharmaceutical Company and drug maker Eli Lilly & Co. to pay $9 billion in punitive damages after finding the companies’ diabetes drug Actos caused Terrance Allen […]

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Testosterone Therapy: Off-Label Promotion, Dangerous Side Effects, & Stephen Colbert

  A man on TV is selling me a miracle cure that will keep me young forever.  It’s called AndroGel and it’s for treating something called Low T, a pharmaceutical company-recognized condition affecting millions of men with low testosterone, previously […]

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Testosterone Gel Linked to Increased Heart Attack Risk

Millions of men across the country have received various forms of testosterone therapy (TT).  A new study, however, warns that testosterone gels may double the risk of heart attack for some men.  Men aged 65 and older had double the […]

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Court: Drug Manufacturer Takeda Destroyed “Disturbing” Amount of Documents in Actos Litigation

  This first bellwether trial in the Actos Louisiana MDL began this week.  Before trial began, the court entered a scathing order that described in detail systemic destruction of evidence by drug maker Takeda Pharmaceuticals. What is Actos?  Actos is […]

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Top 10 Posts of 2013

  It’s that time of year again.  As the year draws to a close, it’s time for a brief look over the shoulder.  These were the 10 posts you, the reader, enjoyed most this year (as least as measured by […]

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Stryker: More Metal on Metal Hip Lawsuits to Settle

  Artificial hip maker, Stryker Corp., said in October it could spend between $700 million and $1.13 billion to resolve litigation over recalled hip implants.  Stryker recalled two devices – the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II hip implant systems […]

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Glee’s Cory Monteith: Higher Risk of Overdose After Recent Rehab

For many addicts, a stint in rehab can be a lifesaving choice.  For others, relapse following detoxification at rehab can be deadly.  Reports suggest this was the case for Glee’s Cory Monteith. The Vancouver coroner’s office revealed that “Glee” star […]

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Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: FDA Warns of Mold in Another Compounding Pharmacy's Drugs

A specialty steroid drug made by a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy has killed 50 people and injured nearly 1,000 nationwide since the tainted drug was discovered in September 2012. Just…