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  • Alaska Personal Injury Lawyers and Medical Malpractice

    Alaska Personal Injury Lawyers and Medical Malpractice There is little doubt with the comparative negligence statutes in Alaska that medical malpractice suits are extremely complicated. Not only are these statutes confusing but, if you do not hire qualified Alaska personal injury lawyers for assistance, insurance companies may try to settle for far less than your case is actually worth. In ...
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  • Opioid Painkillers Linked to Birth Defects

    The Los Angeles Times "Booster Shots" blog (3/2, Maugh II) reported, "Consuming opioid pain relievers such as codeine, oxycodone or hydrocodone just before pregnancy or early in pregnancy increases the risk of certain birth defects, especially congenital heart defects," according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Cheryl S. ...
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  • FDA says breast implants may be linked to rare form of lymphomatous cancer.

    The Washington Post (1/27, Stein) reports that the FDA on Wednesday stated it had "detected a possible association between saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL)" The agency said most women with implants "do not have to have them removed or take any other steps," but they should "immediately seek medical care" if they develop "unusual problems," ...
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  • Vioxx may have caused blood clots, deaths after patients stopped using it.

    Reuters (12/14, Joelving) reports that according to research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, the painkiller Vioxx (rofecoxib) may have caused blood clots, and possibly even deaths, after patients stopped using it.
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  • Older arthritic patients taking opioids may face increased risk of bone fracture, heart attack, death.

    The New York Times (12/14, B3, Meier) reports, "Older patients with arthritis who take narcotic-based drugs to relieve pain face a higher risk of bone fracture, heart attack and death when compared to those taking non-narcotic drugs, according to" research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. "The use of narcotic painkillers has increased in recent years because of a prevailing belief ...
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  • Lipitor Recall

    CNN 's (10/7, Curley) "The Chart" blog reported that "Pfizer has announced it recalled seven lots of its blockbuster cholesterol fighting drug Lipitor [atorvastatin] in August. The recall, in the US and Canada, was due to reports of an 'uncharacteristic odor related to the bottles in which the product is packaged,' the company said in a statement."
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  • Accutane Drug Warnings

    Recently on many Alaska Cable stations ads have been running regarding the the anti-acne drug Accutane. In the "Full Disclosure" blog at Forbes (8/10), Daniel Fisher wrote about a recent court decision regarding the drug, "A New Jersey appeals-court ruling demonstrates the bind drug manufacturers are in when it comes to warning patients about all the possible side effects from their products. In ...
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  • Medical Errors Cost Nearly $20 Billion Each Year

    The Wall Street Journal (8/9, Hobson) " Health Blog " reported that medical errors cost the US $19.5 billion in 2008, according to a study released Monday by the Society of Actuaries. The costs include both medical costs and those linked to lost productivity. The Hill (8/10, Lillis) reports that the dollar figure cited is "likely low," according to consultants at Milliman, "who crunched the data." ...
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