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Archives : 2011 : April
Women who are using a newer version of birth control that contains the hormone drospirenone have a higher risk of serious blood clot, according to two studies published in the online version of the British Medical Journal.
Drospirenone is found in birth control pills such as Ocella, Yasmin and Yaz.
The studies found that drospirenone has two to three times more risk of blood clots compared with birth control pills containing an older form of a progestin hormone called levonorgestrel. Dr Susan Jick, lead authors said that these findings “provide further evidence that levonorgestrel pills appear to be a safer choice” pertaining to blood clots.
“It’s a shame, because so many resources have been spent on Chinese drywall problems, and the CPSC was unable to move forward with that because the perpetrators were in China and unreachable,” said Gilbert, who is now a partner with the law firm Cuneo, Gilbert & LaDuca, which represents some of the nearly 100 homeowners who are suing National Gypsum. “Here you have a situation where there is a problem and American companies could be pursued by CPSC, but they have chosen to cut the investigation short.”
The CPSC’s report on American drywall is the latest in a string of government reports and announcements that have confused and disappointed families who say their homes have been contaminated by defective drywall.
Family farm embattled
Missouri Revised Statute 537 protects farms from unjust torts and damages for doing what farms have always done — but nothing has protected farmers from having their livelihood taken from them by the likes of Premium Standard Farms.
It is distressing that our General Assembly could so completely turn its backs on farmers still trying to make a living by handing over their property rights to Premium Standard Farms. Our producer groups and Farm Bureau are simply indebted to the status quo so deeply they no longer feel any obligation to those of us who are left on the family farm.
If big pigs can fly with these bills, what else will the General Assembly decide to take from us to give large corporations?
Richard R. Oswald
The effort, called “Epidemic: Responding to America’s Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis,” is primarily aimed at cracking down on abuse of opioids, some of the most powerful pain relievers on the market. Opioids are a class of drugs used to treat chronic pain and include products like OxyContin, Vicodin, Darvon, Dilaudid and Demerol. When abused they can be highly addictive.
On November 19, 2010, the FDA requested the cessation of all sale of Darvon and Darvocet from the US drug market due to heart arrhythmia in patients who took the drug. The drug Darvocet may also be involved in combined drug intoxication because it may lead to confusion in patients and physicians. If you suffered from heart problems while taking Darvocet, contact us today to discuss your legal options.
Any U.S. citizen can file a petition with the FDA to ban a drug or medical device for safety issues. Most petitions are rejected, though Public Citizen has a rare track record of successful drug withdrawals. Last year, both the diet pill Meridia and painkiller Darvon were both withdrawn from the U.S. market, years after Public Citizen filed petitions against them.
Roche Holding AG (ROG) : The world’s biggest maker of cancer drugs must pay $2 million to a former user of its Accutane acne drug who alleged the medicine destroyed her intestinal system, a jury concluded. The stock fell 0.1 percent to 133.8 francs.
Gadolinium is generally considered safe, but in rare cases it can cause severe reactions in patients who have suffered from kidney problems. “The next day I felt a strange feeling in my body. My skin started to burn and my bones were aching deep in the marrow. I was told the only way to cure this was through a kidney transplant.
Fifteen Missourians who endured the stench of factory farm hogs will get to keep a Jackson County jury award of $11 million, an appeals court ruled this week.
It was actually the second time the group of farmers had sued Premium Standard Farms over the stench.
Fifty-two farmers won a total of $5.2 million in 1999. But 10 years later, Premium Standard Farms had not cleaned up the smell as ordered by former Attorney General Jay Nixon, and the stench was still making people feel sick and unable to enjoy the outdoors.
Berry, one of the plaintiffs, has heard the arguments about excessive damages, but she said her life had become a “living nightmare,” and the odors still haven’t stopped.
“You can’t describe what the smell is like it’s so bad,” said Berry, whose family has been in the area for 150 years. “We couldn’t even escape it in our house.”
Read more about the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western Division, affirmation of the landmark jury verdict obtained by Seeger Weiss on behalf of fifteen family farmers forced to endure years of life-degrading stench put up by neighboring factory hog farm operator, Premium Standard Farms.
Her home was the first of an estimated 300 to be repaired in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana as part of a pilot program announced last year by Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin, one of the largest makers of Chinese drywall. …”It’s finally over with,” she said. “I have my house back.”