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Antibacterial drugs Zithromax, Zmax linked to potentially fatal heart rhythm abnormalities

March 12, 2013 - The FDA is warning that the antibacterial drug azithromycin, known by the brand names Zithromax or Zmax may cause abnormal changes in the electrical activity of the heart that could lead to... Read More


Stryker Orthopaedics recalls two hip implant models

July 16, 2012 - Orthopedic device manufacturer Stryker Orthopaedics has recalled two of its hip implant models over concerns the devices are prone to “fretting and corrosion” that could trigger pain,... Read More


Johnson & Johnson to phase out controversial transvaginal mesh

June 7, 2012 - Johnson & Johnson will stop selling transvaginal mesh devices that are at the center of numerous lawsuits filed by women who say they were injured by the implants. Transvaginal mesh is a... Read More


Beasley Allen’s Leigh O’Dell named to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in transvaginal mesh litigation

May 7, 2012 - Beasley Allen attorney Leigh O’Dell has been selected to serve on the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee for consolidated Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) concerning transvaginal mesh.... Read More


AndroGel

May 3, 2012 - AndroGel 1% and AndroGel 1.62% AndroGel 1% and AndroGel 1.62% are both prescription products used for daily testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). They are manufactured by Abbott... Read More


Transvaginal Mesh

March 30, 2012 - The FDA has issued a safety communication warning doctors, health care professionals and patients that the placement of surgical mesh through the vagina to treat pelvic organ prolapse may... Read More


Evidence indicates link between combination HRT and breast cancer

February 17, 2012 - For years, drug companies touted the benefits of HRT. Marketing campaigns for medications like Premarin, Prempro and Provera targeted both women and their doctors, promising that the drugs... Read More


Blood pressure medication linked to fetal injury, death

February 14, 2012 - Women who are pregnant should avoid drugs used to treat hypertension, or high blood pressure, because they have been associated with injury and death to developing fetuses. Read More


Wyeth Pharmaceuticals settles HRT cases following jury verdict in Beasley Allen case

February 13, 2012 - A Philadelphia, Pa., jury awarded $72.6 million to three plaintiffs in a Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) case after hearing three weeks of testimony regarding the link between hormone... Read More


Beasley Allen attorney Navan Ward to help lead Pinnacle hip implant litigation

January 23, 2012 - MONTGOMERY, ALA. (January 23, 2012) – Navan Ward, Jr., a shareholder with Montgomery based law firm Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. has been selected to serve on the... Read More


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